The only reinkers I have are Distress Oxide, but they made a pretty cool background. I grabbed Dusty Concord and Stormy Sky. Lydia's video was great, but I also needed Dina to remind me to wet the back of my paper so it wouldn't curl. I didn't wet the back of my paper and it curled, so the ink ran off the sides. I kept it pretty simple. My favorite way of letting a background shine is to just add some uncolored flowers.
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
This is terrific Jen with oxide reinkers. Love seeing the different hues come out with the water. You are right about wetting both sides, works great. I have to remember the tip about using an uncolored image when you don't want to cover a super background. Happy you joined us.
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 @ 12:04 PM
Super card and loving the background. Your uncolored flowers really do pop atop the background. This may have been the easiest challenge yet, right?
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 @ 12:10 PM
I like the way the pinkish undertones came out of the Concord when it blended with the more slate blue of your stormy sky. Mine ran off the edges a bit, too, but I like how they feathered and left some interesting apertures. First time in probably more than a year that I forgot to mist the backside - that's always my Step one - guess we were all just excited to start mixing colors today!
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Oh I didn't think about wetting the back on my first try too, LOL. After that mess I did remember and it definitely helped. Really glad to see how the Distress Oxide looks done in this technique. Thank you for sharing your experience. Your card came out cool!