Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Inkadinks Backgrounds

Good morning, hope everyone is managing to keep warm, I seem to add an extra layer each day. :)
Today's post carries on from last Friday's, where I dripped Imagination Crafts' Inkadinks onto wet watercolour card. I decided to try the same thing on pieces of dry & gessoed watercolour card.
In the photo below the gessoed card is at the top...........

I mixed three Inkadinks with water in a small paint palette............

And used pipettes to apply them to the card. You can see how intense the colours are, compared to how they look after application.........

What I discovered was that the Inkadinks will sit in drops on top of both the dry & the gessoed card, instead of being immediately absorbed, as they were on the wet card. To get adequate coverage you have to move the card around, allowing the liquid to travel in all directions.
I did this a few times, drying the cards a little in between & also mopping up the drops that fell onto the craft sheet.
When both cards were thoroughly dry I applied Cool Peri Adirondack ink through the
In the picture below, the gessoed watercolour card is again at the top. You can see how pale the colours are compared to the ungessoed card underneath, as well as how faint the stencilled Adirondack ink is...............

I added stamping - mostly second & third generation with Adirondacks, as well as with Black Stazon - with The Hobby Art Decorative Backgrounds stamp set, (Hobby Art stamps are on special offer at present, 30% off), using Adirondack inks (40% off in the MEGA SALE) & added splatters of Royal Satin & Purple Lace Silkies...............

I stamped the Hobby Art large sunflower onto each background with Onyx Black Versafine & heat set with clear embossing powder & coloured each flower with Promarkers..............
The background for the sentiment (Anna's Collection - Just For You) is from the HA Decorative Backgrounds set.
I used black & Core'dinations card for the matting & layering & both card blanks are 6x6.
The dry watercolour card............
The gessoed watercolour card............

There you have it, two more ways to create a very quick & easy background.
 Decorative Backgrounds Stamp Set Sunflowers  Anna's Collection - Just For You  Inkadinks Diamonds  Silkies - Purple Lace  Silkies - Royal Satin   Adirondack Brights Sunset Orange   Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight   Adirondack Brights Pool Adirondack Light Pads Cool Peri  Stazon Jet Black    VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black   WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml  Plain Black  
Thanks for visiting the blog today, I'll be back on Friday.


  1. Lovely inky/messy way of doing backgrounds, never used Inkadinks so of course my curiosity is aroused!

  2. Lovely backgrounds - another technique for me the try. :-) xx


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