Monday, August 18, 2008

OCCC challenge - another reinker tutorial...

Here is the sketch challenge from OCC for this week:

And my card - playing with my SU stampin wheel again! i only have two wheels - it is fast becoming apparent to me that i need more.... Dots are dimensional pearls again.

Here is a close up of the piece i am going to show you how to do - the portion where i stamped the flowers started out as blank white cardstock.

And here is another LO that i used a couple pieces on too:

The primas have been waiting for just the right moment :) i have had them since winter CHA! title is cut with the cricut storybook cart. i used the Studio G black $1 glitter glue on the title and flower centers. ALSO learned how to swirl my text!!! the LO is for a contest over on the Paper Patch Craft message board (where the primas also came from).

SO gathering our supplies: reinkers, mini mister full of water and perfect pearls (i used pearl), FOAM piece (not felt) and the ink blending tool, white cardstock.

I inked the foam piece with reinker in much the same way you ink a felt piece with alcohol ink. a couple tips i read recently on T!m's blog - leave space between the colors and choose colors that are next to each other on the color wheel or at least NOT direct complimentary colors since mixing complimentary colors makes the color "mud" - next spritz with the perfect pearls mix.

Now dab the sponge onto your cardstock in a random pattern turning the applicator at different angles. the reinker does not go as far as the alcohol ink so if you do a whole piece of paper you will need to reink and spritz several times.

Here is a close up of one of the pieces on the LO. hard to capture the shimmer with the camera since it was not very sunny when i took the pic.

i hope you all give it a try!!

have a great day!!!


  1. Great tutorial Marti and I love your card and layout (Pez is so cute!) :)

    Christine :)

  2. Oh Marti - I love your OCC card!! Great way to showcase the technique! Thanks for playing!!