Friday, September 11, 2009

Fan Brush Re-Inke Technique

Like the look of the leaf in the picture highlighted on the right? That technique is called the Fan Brush Re-inker technique. This is how you achieve it.

1. Pick out a stamp set to use. I used D1379 Flourished Blessings Stamp Set. (My new favorite).
2. Choose one or two reinkers. I used Chocolate and Autumn Terracotta.
3. Squeeze a few drops out on the the paint tray from your distressing kit.
4. Take the fan brush from the distressing kit and load it with re-inker. Do not wet your brush. You want your brush to be somewhat dry.
5. Paint the re-inker on to your stamp and then stamp the image on the paper.
6. Magic- you now have a beautiful stamped image with a unique pattern.

Here is my finished card-

Leaf Card


Z1188B Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
D1379 Stamp Set- Flourished Blessings
C1372 Grateful Hearts (words on card)
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Ink
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Ink
Z1206 Basic Button Collection

Creatively yours,



Karen said...

What a beautiful card. I haven't even tried this technique yet. I need to now!

Sheila Bennett said...

That is a really neat technique. Really like the way your leaf turned out - it looks so much more natural than just inking with a single color of ink.

Jane ... said...

Thanks for sharing this technique! I agree that the fan brushing makes the leaf & card look VERY earthy and natural.

Fabulous Flamingo said...

Very Elegant. Love it!

Elise said...

Hello, I just had to leave you a note because I've so enjoyed reading your posts today. You have the most gorgeously beautiful site - best wishes & thank you ..

Missgingerdots said...

Elise- Thank you for such a kind note. You are so sweet. You just made my Monday, very happy!