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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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Kathy Thisted - May 23, 2022

Stunning card. And the new mat makes it look so easy.

Name *Lori - May 23, 2022

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for sharing your talent.

Jan - May 23, 2022

Interesting technique. I’m going to give it a try. Have to get this mat first. Thank you for sharing🙂

Donna - May 23, 2022


Amy H. - May 23, 2022

Loved the way you put down color then used the stencil. I’ve not tried this technique but can’t wait to. Love the card!

Gail spresser - May 23, 2022

Love the stenciling and especially the easy cleanup with the Waffle Flower Media mat.

Mary Holshouser - May 23, 2022

Gorgeous shading. thanks for sharing

Jackie Parkins - May 23, 2022

Love the effect of the water with the stencil and ink blending!

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