I made another card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge which is inking our stamps with markers.
Here are a few photos of how I inked my stamp with markers. I placed a piece of watercolor paper in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, lined up my stamp on the paper and then closed the platform so the cover would lift up the stamp.
So first, I colored the stem areas with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker.
I misted the stamp with water and stamped it onto the watercolor paper.
(sorry for the yellowed images - I took these on my work bench while I was creating, with poor lighting!)
I wiped off my stamp and then colored the green leave parts with my Peeled Paint Distress Marker.
I misted the green on my stamp a little too heavy (!) and I had pools of color when I lifted the stamp off. So I dabbed gently with a paper towel to lift off some of the water, being careful not to go out of the image area, and then I dried it a bit with my heat tool before moving on to the red berries.
Then I colored the berry sections of the stamp with my Brick Red Distress Marker. The 3 berries that are directly over the green leaf (in the middle below) didn't show up too well - so I just colored them in a bit with my marker - directly on the water color panel, trying not to make them too dark so they looked similar to the other berries. Then I drew on some detail with my Gathered Twig Distress Marker - the tops of the berries and the veins on the leaves
I die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames from PTI and just used the middle piece with the image (some of my image showed on the outer frame since the image was big). I stamped the happy birthday in the corner with black ink. I used the die again to cut a plain watercolor paper frame and layered it to the card base with foam dots. Then I adhered the image inside the frame so it's recessed.
This was a large image - so I made it CAS by die cutting it into a smaller panel and framing it in white.
So please join us and show us how YOU ink your stamps with markers! You'll find lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team as well as our wonderful September Guest Design Team member Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind). You'll also find technique videos at the CAS Mix Up blog! You have until Sept 24th to link up your CAS card!
I need a lot more practice with this technique - but it's fun to try different stamps and see how they look when "inked with markers"!
Stamps: Berry Kissed - Penny Black, Birthday Basics - PTI
Paper: Water color paper - Canson
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers Peeled Paint, Red Brick, Gathered Twigs, Pierced Feature Frames Dies - PTI, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform - Tonic, water mister, foam dots.