I have promised to show my stamping clubs a new technique I discovered & really fell for. Of course before I can show them I must try it - properly. The technique this time is - White Washing.
It came to my attention through a newsletter I get via email & then I Googled it to read about it more. It appears to stem from "Stampin' Up".
Here is my attempt;
In this technique the image is first stamped with Versamark ink then embossed with White EP. The white wash comes from using white ink refill & painting the image with it. I am awaiting a delivery of white ink refill so today I tried using a white Versacolour ink pad & squished it onto a small acrylic block & picked the ink up with a damp paint brush. When the white wash is dry you then paint in with coloured ink the various elements of the image. I used Colorbox & Versacolour ink pads which again I squished onto an acrylic block & used a damp paint brush. It is a very delicate finish & I was pleased with the result. On the little flower that is on the piece of card to the side I didn't use the white wash step - so that I could make sure that the next stage of colouring did work & as you can see it did because this flower is quite dark.
A closeup of the main flower in the image. I am going to create another version & this time use some very pale grey card to see how that will look. I haven't seen it done on black - so |I might have to try that too.
After that result I feel happy enough to show my club ladies.
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