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Just Use Water!

Just Use Water!

Kate here with a fun and easy technique you can use with your Distress Oxide inks, a stencil and plain old water!
Distress Oxide Inks : Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Blueprint Sketch
Waffleflower Sunburst stencil
Water (in a spray bottle)
I love the large image in the Beachy Christmas stamp set, but I did not want to create the underwater scene.  I just wanted the "above water" part. So, I positioned the stamp in my Misti and masked off the area that I did not want inked.  While the stamp was set up in my Misit, I also used masking paper to create a mask for my ink blending. 
I trimmed my mask in two pieces.  I placed the "above water" part down and ink blended my ocean.  I then placed the other half of the mask down and ink blended the sky in shades of yellow, pink and orange.  Next I took the Sunburst stencil and laid it on top of my fully inked panel (be sure to cover up the (ocean) blue area).
I sprayed a fine mist of water over the stencil and blotted up the excess water and ink with a paper towel.  I did this several times until I got the look I wanted. 
This whole step was made simple with the Waffleflower Mixed Media mat since it is waterproof and keeps your paper in place.  And cleanup is a breeze with just a squirt of water and a paper towel!
All that's left is stamping Santa and the sentiment. I'd love to see your card if you use this water and stencil technique!  Tag me on Instagram @katedeignancards
Beachy Christmas everyone!
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Sue D - May 23, 2022

Great technique for this beach scene.

Joyace - May 23, 2022

This is a stunning technique that even I can do. Thank you so much.

Denise Bryant - May 23, 2022

Gorgeous card! The stencil design looks fabulous and I love your colors! Love the idea of the stencil mat!

Kristin M - May 23, 2022

Pretty card. What a fun technique to try!

Jenny N - May 23, 2022

Fantastic card.

Tiffani D HILLMAN - May 23, 2022

Beautiful sunset and gorgeous shading!

Laurie Black - May 23, 2022

Pretty card! Looks like a fun technique, will definitely be trying this soon.

Peggy P - May 23, 2022

Enjoy your card love the beachy. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Wehner - May 23, 2022

I love how you did the sunburst technique – very, very cool! Pretty card!!

Cindy Holmes - May 23, 2022

Absolutely gorgeous card! I so love the blend of colors!

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