Friday, February 22, 2013

Inking With A Twist

Thanks for joining me today for this weeks Papertrey Ink Design Team Tip!
 
I'm sure you stampers are familiar with many of the different inking techniques out there, even ones commonly know as... Stamping Off or Rock and Roll. While exploring with the new Cutting Garden set, during the last countdown week, I happened to come across a sort of new technique (at least to me) that combines these two techniques into one unique look. It sort of adds a new dimension to any image you stamp.
After exploring this inspiration piece, I just fell in love with the look of those fresh cut flowers.  I couldn't help but notice how the flower centers had a deep concentration of color and shadows and then lightened up as the flower opened, making the outer edges much softer.  I wanted to achieve the look with some ink and stamps.   
Here's How:  First off, let us focus on the two squares on the left side.  These two utilized the typical Stamping Off technique.  Just as the name implies, you ink your stamp and stamp any number of times before re-inking. The image becomes lighter with each stamp.  The top right square is the first stamping and the square below is the second stamping. 
 
To achieve today's, look I used this same concept and incorporated a second technique as well... Rock and Roll.  Typically this step is done using two ink pads.  Inking up in one color and then rolling the edges into the second color.
 
Now, let us focus on the top right square.  I began by inking the stamp.  Then, using the Rock and Roll technique, I rolled the edges onto a scrap piece of cardstock; thus Stamping Off the edges.
The centers of the flowers are now deeper in color and the edges are softer and lighter.  Achieved in one fell swoop (or shall I say roll).
Next, I pulled out my new Watercolor Wonder to achieve a more realistic brush stroke look using the same technique.
Take a closer look.  A gradient shading vs the solid strokes on the first card here.
I kept things simple by letting the watercolor take center stage.  Finished the card off with a Mini Blooms sentiment.

That's it from me today.  I hope you'll give this look a go.  Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by.

Maile


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40 comments:

  1. Great technique and it looks fairly easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Definitely will try this!!! Maile....thanks for inspiring me today!!

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  3. Thanks for this excellent tip, Maile. I love the effect on the brushstroke-looks so real!

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  4. Beautiful! I have to try this. Thanks for sharing this technique Maile!

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  5. What a great technique - truly creates a realistic look, especially with the watercolor set.

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  6. Looks fabulous and so simple! Thanks so much for sharing Maile! I can't wait to try it out.

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  7. Fabulous technique! Thanks so much for sharing, Maile :)

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  8. That is brilliant! I love the look it creates! It looks absolutely fabulous on the flowers and on the brushstrokes. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  9. These cards look amazing, Maile! I'm off to pick up my Cutting Garden stamps this morning and I can't wait to try this technique with them!

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  10. Love this! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for inspiring us!

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  11. Love it! Great tip for an easy way to get a lot of interest!

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  12. Brilliant idea. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  13. Thanks, Maile! it's really nice to see the different effects with the same stamp.

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  14. Thanks Maile for a wonderful, simple looking idea. I got my PTI package last night and sad I couldn't get Dawn's new set until next month, I did get your Watercolor set and it's going to be the first to see ink today. I can't wait to try this.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this fresh idea! What a great way to get more looks from stamps as well as having some fun!

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  16. Love the look of your flowers! My package is being delivered today and can't wait to give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. So simple and effective. Funny how we learn new things all the time, sometimes thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?" Thanks for the great explanation, Maile.

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  18. Beautiful and brilliant! Love your soft looking flowers!

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  19. Thanks for your clear explanation of a great new technique with beautiful results.

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  20. SO CLEVER of you ..LOVE IT! Will def try it..thanks for sharing !

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  21. Wow can hardly wait to try this with other stamp, Thanks Mail

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  22. That's a great technique to try. Definitely gonna do it. Thanks for sharing. Absolutely love both of your cards.

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  23. This is great can't wait to try it out. Love your cards.

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  24. Great technique!!! Your cards are beautiful!

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  25. What a great idea--never thought of it! Thanks for the inspiration, Maile! My watercolor stamps are on the way--yah!

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  26. so neat! love the effect. thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration, Maile!!

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  27. Can't wait to give this a try...these are awesome.

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  28. Thanks for sharing this technique! Such a pretty turnout. With the flower image, it lends beautifully to a soft, romantic haze look. But it really brings those watercolor images to life!

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  29. Beautiful, Maile and perfect for this stunning image :)

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  30. Great idea. Love the thought. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I dоn't leave many comments, however i did some searching and wound up here "Inking With A Twist". And I do have a few questions for you if you do not mind. Could it be only me or does it appear like some of the remarks look like they are left by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are writing on other social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Would you list of the complete urls of all your public sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

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  32. This is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  33. These are really beautiful Maile! I love them both! I really love the gems on the first one! and how CAS the 2nd one is!

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