Tuesday, June 14

Easy Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is a favorite of mine, direct to paper inking. This is great because if you have a black ink pad, you could be doing this right now. What I love most about it is not only the easy and simplicity of it but also that it can take a brightly colored paper and tone it down to meet your needs. It is also great for the Shabby Chic look.
Back in February, I made this little album with the plethora of pictures I had of my brother and his girl, Katie. It used an old aol tin which was painted and then modge podged. Inside was a little accordian album featuring the pictures with spots for my brother to journal. The patterned papers were kinda bright but I loved them once the edges were inked and it looked a little more shabby. I find it best to hold the ink pad perpendicular to the paper when inking like this, there seems to be a little more control this way. And no matter how hard I try, I always get the ink on my fingers!

tin cover

Outside cover of the accordian book.

Inside pages

Here are a couple links to some more perfectly pad to paper inked projects.
On 2 peas Hailiriley (Cari) - she is one talented girl and she loves to ink!
This Shabby Chic card from Splitcoaststampers
and this one as well, a page from 2peas

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