Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Dye Ink’

If you have already seen my post on 20 February 2012 you will know what a wonderful picture you can create with some dye ink, a brayer and some rubber stamps. By using different coloured inks and stamps you can produce a masterpiece every time. I tried to make the foreground look like water. I couldn’t resist putting some dragonflies into my picture. I highlighted the leaves with a silver gel pen and added some glitter to make it magical. Click on the photo for a closer look. I hope you like it, let me know.

I enjoy drawing in pen and ink. To colour the paper after it was drawn I squiggled  (my technical term to describe rubbing the ink pads) in several autumnal tones of Adirondack Dye Ink pads onto a non-stick craft sheet and spritzed the wet ink with a fine water spray. I then placed my drawing into the watery ink. I like to dry in between each application with a heat gun and reapply until I’m happy with the result. I love the Beech Nut husk with the spikey outer casing.

This brayered background and rubber stamped picture is one of my favourite techniques at the moment.  My students are intrigued to turn a piece of blank paper into a delightful landscape which has depth and a magical quality all it’s own. Each one is different and a little work of art. I learnt the technique from a Lavinia Stamps DVD  by Tracey Dutton. She has the loveliest stamps and great products. I used Adirondack Dye Inks for the background and Versafine Ink for the stamping as it gives the clearest, cleanest print. Check out my Creative Heaven blog where the lovely Lesley made a calendar earlier this year. I hope you feel  as if you are peering through the undergrowth at the  scene beyond.