My sweet friend JoAnn is hosting Merry Monday this week.
What a wonderful opportunity to ink up this stamp that I bought last fall.
I'll admit that my first try wasn't good. I'm hoping I can fiddle with it
and improve on it someday. If at first you don't succeed, try again.
This time it worked out much better.
I find that I do better with no line watercolor when I ink with markers.
I also find that inking with a lighter color first makes a big difference!
The MISTI (or other stamp positioner) is a must for this technique!
After inking and shading with a waterbrush, I cleaned the stamp
and inked again with Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder.
When I did the background wash (using Distress re-inker), I still had a little bleed around the berries.
But not as bad as usual.
I clear heat embossed the sentiment too.
Thanks, JoAnn, for giving me an excuse to ink up this stamp!
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Bell and Bough, Believe (both PB)
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso (SU), Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Fired Brick (DM), Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce (DR-I)
Paper: Mixed Media (St), Neenah
Other: Clear EP, MISTI, Water Brush