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  • Writer's pictureDori Shelton

AECP Level 1 Irresistible Inking Techniques

Hello and welcome back. I have two more cards today for my AECP classes. This class was for Irresistible Inking Techniques and while some of the techniques were ones that I already knew how to do, I did also enjoy learning some new techniques such as watercolor ink with an acrylic block and also a new brayering technique.

For my first card, I used the direct to paper inking technique with Altenew's Navy Fresh Dye Ink to make a faux textured look for one of the mats. I inked an acrylic block with Dusty Pink Fresh Dye Ink and sprayed it with water before "stamping" the block on some watercolor paper. I stampd the outline image from Altenew's Shrub Rose stamp set with navy ink and then added a bit of Coral Red with a waterbrush to highlight some of the areas of the stamp. I repeated the same process with the Leaf and Olove ink. I thought the two colored panels would stand out better against a white background so I just kept it simple by edging one of the panels with Olove ink and then finished the card with a small sentiment from the same set.

For my second card, I made a fun and funky background using Olove, Dusty Pink Fresh Dye Inks by laying some ink down on my mat, spritzing with water and then using my brayer to transfer the ink on to my card stock. This was probably my favorite technique of this class. I loved the results! I added a bit of Navy around the outer edges using direct to paper technique.

For the image panel, I heat embossed two outline flowers from "Garden Delight" on to water color cardstock and then used my water brush to color in the flowers with the Coral Red and Dusty Pink. I repeated the same process with the leaves. Once again I kept the sentiment simple to finish the card.

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

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