Discover an exciting alternative to patterned papers with water-reactive inks
Using water-reactive inks is a great way to create interesting and unique backgrounds for your cards and papercraft projects. These inks can be applied to card as a single colour or blended with two or more shades to create swashes of colour that really come to life when water is applied. Water-reactive inks come in different forms and you may already have some of these products in your craft stash. This issue’s Masterclass concentrates on the Aquatint Brush Pens and the Distress Oxide Ink Pads but there are other types to experiment with. Reactive ink techniques covered include blending, texturising, stamping and colour fades, although once you’ve got the basic method you can become as experimental as you like!
Mist the stamps lightly when stamping with water – if too wet, the images won’t look as defined
Designed by Angela Dodson Angela won Cardmaker of the Year 2016 – visit her blog at pollypurplehorse. blogspot.co.uk