Friday, October 1, 2010

Fun with Re-inkers

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry that I couldn't post these instructions yesterday!  The internet at our house was touch and go at best, so by the time I had my post typed out the internet would go out again and I'd lose my work.  So sorry for the delay, but certainly better late than never! 

At the September Stamp Club meetings we did some fun techniques with Stampin' Up! Re-inkers.  The shaving cream technique is always a crowd pleaser, so be sure to give it a try! 

You will need to order Basic Black Re-inker, Old Olive Re-inker, and Frost White Shimmer Paint.  You will also need some shaving cream (not gel) as well as a tray or plate.










 Dispense an area of shaving cream that is bigger than the piece of paper you plan to use and use your fingers or a scraper to flatten the top.  Then, using your Basic Black and Old Olive Re-inkers as well as your Frost White Shimmer Paint, add a few drops of each to your tray of shaving cream.

Using the tip of a skewer or toothpick, swirl the drops of re-inker in the shaving cream. 







Gently place a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in the shaving cream and push it onto the surface to be sure it comes in contact with all of the shaving cream. 




Remove your paper from the shaving cream and place on a paper towel.  Use an additional paper towel to remove the excess shaving cream from your paper.  I like to first start by dabbing it off and then when it's almost gone I use a circular motion to keep with the pattern already on the paper.


Once all the shaving cream is removed, you can see the swirly pattern that has been left behind by the re-inkers and shimmer paint.  So cool! 




I used the Bitty Bat Punch to get some swirly looking bats for this card.  I think the shaving cream technique really adds some great visual interest! 









I hope you found this helpful! 

Happy Stampin'
Allison

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