A cool new experiment that went oh so right!!!!
I am so excited...I HAVE to share this with you. I was going to wait till next week when I had time to make up more examples and take better pictures but I just cannot wait! This is so much fun!
By the name of my blog you know I like to get messy...
Well I usually have 3-4 projects going at once ~ you know dry time and all...can't stand to wait so I fill that time with other things. Normally I end up with various glues, inks and paints on my fingers. If it's a really good day there might even be some collage medium or other "goodies" stuck to me.
If I'm not careful I get this extra stuff on my fingers everywhere...sometimes where it actually belongs ~ other times where it doesn't.
It's these other times that inspired me to experiment with glue...Now, I'm not sure if this technique has been done before or not so all I can say is it's new to me and maybe you too!
Ink Blending Tool
Liquid Glue...I like Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue (tell you why in a minute)
1. Apply desired colors of Distress Ink to the paper using the IBT.
2. Add glue...just place it in a few spots or in several. Totally up to you....
3. Now, smear it around! Yes!! I love this part...it's so much fun ;)
4. VERY IMPORTANT!!! LET THE GLUE DRY!!! If you don't it will make a terrible mess...with your IBT, Ink Pad, paper, etc. It's just not something you want to mess with.
5. After the glue has dried completely apply another layer of Distress Ink in whatever color you would like to use.
(Look at the awesome distressed design already coming through!)
6. After you have applied the ink, wipe away the excess ink which has pooled on the glued areas (it won't dry on the glue) and you're done!!
Check it out....
And another quickie example...
The reason I mentioned that I like to use Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue for this technique is the texture! This glue is so thick that while you can spread it really thin it's fun to leave thicker areas because you can see those differences in the finished results. Notice the upper right hand corner of the green ~ you can actually see the streaks and crevices that I left in the thicker areas.
Now for the blue below I just applied the glue directly to the white cardstock. You can see that the ink did slightly color the glued areas and left the other areas darker. So, if you're short on time you can completely skip step 1!
Well what do you think?
Quick, easy and stunning results ~
doesn't get much better than that :)
I'll have more examples to share with you next week...
Till then friends have a wonderful weekend!!