Hey lovelies, Tracy here with you today talking about inky mistakes.
If you have ever tried to create inky backgrounds/ink blending then you know no matter how good you are at it there will always be times when things go wrong. I am aiming to create a lot less waste as a crafter so when I sat down to create my DT cards for today and I was NOT having a good inky day I decided to roll with it. These are SUPER simple and easy ways to still use those inky panels.
The first mistake is one I think we have all done and that’s a patchy background, I was aiming for a nice smooth background which was going to be lovely and smooth with some beautifully stamped snowflakes…that didn’t happen, I totally messed up by watching what my dog was doing and ended up with patchy blending.
There is a few ways to fix this, you can just layer, layer & layer and you will end up with a nice solid inked card, but if like me you have joint issues this isnt always a easy fix. So what I tend to do is use sparkle splatter, you can create your own with water and mica powder, I use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, the more splatter the better. The reason this works is it creates a slight grungy feel and the sparkle also distracts from the blending so much.
Mistake 2 was on the same card, I decided to use the same ink to stamp snowflakes to give a nice subtle look and I messed up the main snowflake by not applying enough pressure to the stamping block. I actually ended up doing this twice !! What I then did was take a smaller snowflake and some silver pigment ink and stamped into the centre area so ended up covering the missed stamping.
The above “fixes” resulted in a totally different card that I was going for, but I actually like how it turned out and it meant less waste. Please excuse the dark photo the weather has been awful here the last few days.
I will confess this next mistake I did a few weeks ago and its been sitting on my desk waiting to go into the recycling bin.
I had inked up this background and was so happy with the blend on it and then there was a droplet of water on my mat from where I wiped it down and it soaked into the card in not just one place but two ! it was so bad no splatters were even saving it, I decided to cover it affectivly would be best to add a long strip down the centre but couldnt figure out how to add the snowflakes, I really didn’t want to mess up again so I went for something thats so simple yet affect and that is using white pigment ink for stamping. When you stamp with this over water reactive ink the pigment ink will asorb some of the colour so it ends up looking more tonal and its so so simple, which is great if you are having a day of everything going wrong like I was. Once I was happy with the stamping I trimmed down a strip of white card and stamped the sentiment. I knew I was this card to be clean and simple but still felt it needed something so I took some glitter card and trimmed down two thin strips and adhered them along the edge of the white card, this is a great and simple way to add some sparkle.
So there you go a couple of very easy ways to fix/hide inky mistakes. I hope they have helped you cut down on your waste, this is something I want to work on so if you would like to see more posts on this then please let me know.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, happy crafting.