Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Whitewash Technique

Hello and welcome back to Seeds of Thoughtfulness with Lorin Goodchild!

Today I want to show you a new technique called the "whitewash technique".  This technique is a nifty way of stamping images onto coloured backgrounds and being able to colour them in without the background colour influencing or shining through the ink used.  It looks very effective on paper such as Crumb Cake, especially if bright or bolder colours are used to colour them in.  

Step 1
First we are going to emboss your selected stamp image onto your cardstock using versamark & white embossed powder.  
To heat emboss, wipe down your cardstock gently with an embossing buddy (this eliminates static), stamp image using versamark onto your cardstock, apply white embossing powder & remove excess, heat with heating tool to get glossy image. 
Tip:  Ensure you select a stamp which has an outline with adequate space inside to colour/paint in the interior gaps.    

Step 2
Next get your white ink pad (or refill) and using an aqua painter filled with water, we are going to apply a white base coat of the ink & water to your embossed image. Depending on how dark your base cardstock is, you may need to apply more than one coat so that the base colour does not shine through. Allow this to dry completely before proceeding to the next step.
Tip:  To speed up the drying process you can use your heat tool to dry your whitewash.

Step 3
When your whitewash base has completely dried, we are going to colour in our stamp using our selected ink pads.  You want to select inks that are bright and bold in colour.. colours like Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, etc. I found the aqua pen gave off too much water for this step.  You can use blender pens if you prefer (I didn't have any on hand, so I used a fine tipped paintbrush to pick the ink off the stamp pad, then dipped it in a drop of water) and blended my stamped image.
Tip: If you are unsure what your colour is going to look like, or the particular shade, test a bit on a piece of scrap paper to ensure you have the colour you desire before inking your stamped image.

And that's it! Super easy and very effective! Here was my finished card creation using this technique:

Products Recommended:

Heat Tool
Blender Pens

Hope you have learnt something new today, and been inspired on your crafting journey.  Please feel free to leave a comment or if you have any questions about how to do this technique.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day!

Lorin xx

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