Re­ac­tive inks

Dis­cover an ex­cit­ing al­ter­na­tive to pat­terned pa­pers with wa­ter-re­ac­tive inks

Papercraft Inspirations - - MASTERCLASS -

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.

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