Someone asked me what I do with these backgrounds,
so I decided I would walk you towards that end product one step at a time.
There is really nothing to it. I promise!
I thought I had taken a photo of this inked background when I made it,
unfortunately I didn’t check before I went crazy with the stamping, so this is about the closest thing you are going to see to a photo of the inked prettiness it was.
I completed the background on an 11″ x 14″ sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface – my go-to paper for inked backgrounds – and Dylusions Ink Sprays in Crushed Grape and Funky Fuchsia .
Then I gathered my supplies:
* a stamp that I like from Dylusions,
* if you are using a non-mounted stamp, you will also need a clear stamp block – mine came from Dylusions (of course), and
* an archival inkpad from Ranger.
Ink your stamp and place it face down onto your inked background – wherever you want it to go. Press down, then lift straight up.
My first stamps were a little darker than I wanted them,
so I stamped the image twice before I re-inked the stamp.
This resulted in a mix of lighter and darker images, which I am really satisfied with.
So you see, there is really nothing to getting stamped images onto your inked backgrounds.
Piece of cake! I promise!
Now. On to my next step in the project. And I will try to take more pictures as I go along.
I promise :).