Chitra’s Technique of the Week: Ink Smooshing
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Hello friends, Chitra here and I am sharing the ink-smooshing technique with you today!

These are the supplies I used for this technique:

Begin by applying the orange ink directly to the acetate and spritz it with water. The amount of water should be medium, not so heavy that it starts flowing by itself and not too light that it feels dry when you transfer the ink to the cardstock.

To transfer the ink to the watercolor cardstock, place the inked acetate facedown onto the cardstock and move the acetate around to help the ink spread and to add color to different parts of the piece. Repeat this process with blue ink.

Allow some of the blue ink to mix with the orange ink. Note: If you don?t want the colors to mix, let the first layer dry completely before adding the second color.

Add pink ink in the same manner as before, allowing colors to blend together as desired.

Here is the card I made. I stamped the monsters on ultra-smooth white cardstock, colored them and cut them out. I adhered the watercolored panel directly to a white card base and the monsters are adhered using foam squares. I added glossy accents to the monsters’ eyes and glitter to the hearts and mailbox. I also drew eyelashes onto two of the monsters.

The sentiments are stamped onto black cardstock using watermark ink and then heat-embossed using white embossing powder. The sentiments were then cut out and adhered using foam squares.

Hope you like my card and give this technique a try.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Supplies used: White ultra-smooth cardstock from Crafter’s Companion; Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock and Mini Distress Ink Pad Kits and Glossy Accents from Ranger Industries Inc.; Monster Hugs stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!; Memento tuxedo black and VersaMark watermark ink pads from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; white embossing powder from WOW! Embossing Powder; Copic® markers from Imagination International Inc.; clear glitter pen from Wink of Stella; scoring board from Scor-Pal Products.

4 Responses to Chitra’s Technique of the Week: Ink Smooshing

  1. LOVE this technique Chitra!! Those little monsters are adorable and will definitely have to give this technique a try 🙂

  2. What a fun technique, Chitra! I must give this a try. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Julie S. says:

    Love it! Have seen this technique a couple times and keep forgetting it try it! It turns out diff each time, and perfect for those little monsters!

  4. I vow to try this technique more in 2016!

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