Using ink as a card background

Better late than never (Belated Tuesday Tip for creating backgrounds)

#Tuesdaytip - ink background finished card 1Admittedly, it’s Wednesday afternoon but in this post I am back with the latest #TuesdayTip.

In all honesty I am quite surprised that I’ve made it this far without missing a Tuesday along the way. It’s week 12, a quarter of the way through the year, so I’m not beating myself up about it, and hopefully, normal service will be resumed next week!

Nevertheless, whatever day of the week it might be, this tip is a useful one for making backgrounds for your cards and using ink pads in another way to the traditional stamping method.

Here I take you through the process of creating an ink wash:

Step 1 – Gather your crafty stash. You will need some card (I used laid card which has texture), an acrylic stamp block or a glass mat, inks, water and a brush. I’ve also used a stamp and a second ink colour.

Step 2 – Dab the ink onto the acrylic block or glass mat.

Step 3 – Add water to the ink using a brush. Add more water if needed to get a smooth liquid.

Step 4 – Start applying the ink to your card or paper.

Step 5 – Continue adding ink until the area you want to use is covered.

Step 6 – Once dry you can add a stamped image on top of the background ink wash.

Step 7 – Add a topper or sentiment on top of the background.

Step 8 – Use your background on your card. I chose to layer mine onto two other patterned papers and added washi tape onto the card itself.

Using ink as a card background

Using ink as a background for cardmaking

Please do share your projects with an ink background with me on my social media channels; I’d love to see what you’ve made. You can tag KathyCraftsTV on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


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