Sunday, October 28, 2018

Powdered Inks with Versamark

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a new-to-me technique that Susan, Christine and I did on our play day about a week ago.  We followed the technique written up on THIS BLOG.   Basically, inked up my silhouette stamp with Versamark; brushed on Brusho crystals with a damp paint brush (the brushos stick to the Versamark), then spritz with just a little water and stamp onto either watercolour paper or mixed media paper.

I was really happy with the intense colours.  Adding just a little water means the colours are not diluted.  I used Brushos, but this would work with any powdered inks.

Because there was still lots of ink left on my stamp after my first impression, I did a second pull.  Even the second pull has lots of colour.

Close-up of first pull ...

Close-up of second pull ...
I used the left over powdered inks on my palette, diluted with quite a bit of water and splattered over the images.  I stamped a sentiment in dark brown ink to match the stems.  To finish, I placed my card panel back in the misti and stamped the image again in Versamark and heat embossed in clear.

This was fun and a fairly easy technique to try.  I think the success is partly the image you use, so try a few different silhouette images.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Joining a few challenges with my cards.

Card 1:  Fusion - Fall Porch;  & CAS on Friday #144 - Fall.

Card 2:  Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes; & Penny Black & More Challenge - Autumn Splendor.






Stamps:  Berry Bramble (Penny Black); Sentiments - Smile Today! and Gratitude (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Watercolour paper (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Ink:  Versamark:  Brushos:  Vermilion, Orange, Light brown; Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush (cheap), water mister, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Fusion - Fall Porch
CAS on Friday - Fall
PBSC - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More - Autumn Splendor


31 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Just looks like you have done one in red and another in orange. Love the look snd the sound of this technique . Hugs Mrs A.

Betty Keefe said...

what a fun technique - am going to have to put this in my "to try" file - and your cards are beautiful, Loll!

Viv's Visuals said...

Another technique for me to try Loll! The cards are stunning. x

Marcia HIll said...

These are both so BEAUTIFUL Loll...love the intense color, even on the 2nd pull!! Did you use Brusho's on the stems too, or something else? Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

Loll said...

Hi Marcia. Yes, I used Brushos on the stems as well. It's important that you only mist lightly with water to activate the brusho crystals, but not end up with a blurred image. Loll :)

Darnell said...

I love these easy and really sensational cards, Lolly! The colors stayed vibrant with your light watering, but I have to say, your second pull is my favorite! It's so cool that this technique worked well enough to get two great cards from one inking!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

They turned out beautifully, Loll. I think your addition of the second coat of Versamark and the embossing powder really added to the original technique. I'm going to try it again and do that. They are wonderful autumn notecards!

Nancy Stislow said...

What a fun and impressive result using this new technique. This is definitely one I will have to try. Love the variation in colors you achieved. So glad I didn't miss this one!

Bonnie said...

You know I love how these berries turned out and they made two beautiful cards! This looks like a really fun technique!

Linda said...

Oh these are beautiful cards, Loll.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful job completing these panels into cards, Loll. The intense colours, even on the second pull, are striking and eye-catching. Awesome splattering as it adds gorgeous texture. Amazing my friend. . xx

Maria said...

Looks like a fun technique, Loll! And, you achieved wonderful results with both cards! Love the bright color on the berries!

Maura R said...

Love this look, Loll - so vivid! And an extra card to boot, can't beat that!! Great job!

OH Babs said...

Beautiful cards Loll and thanks for sharing the technique.

nancy littrell said...

TFS all your step by step details and the link to the technique. I definitely want to try this cool technique. I love the intense colors, your 2nd pull and your splatters. Awesome that you got 2 cards on your play day. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Christine Alexander said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll, that was a fun technique and one I really want to try again. You managed to get a great variation and depth of colour, I love your card.

Greta said...

What a neat technique & beautiful results, Loll! I have a few ink powders & need to see if they'll work for any of my silhouette stamps. Can't wait to try this!

brenda said...

Beautiful inking and stamping on your lovely card, many thanks for joining our Autumnal theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

papierelle said...

That's a sensational result. I am very surprised that the color is so strong at the second impression. I would like to try this technique. I hope I have enough time.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow, another fun technique to try. Both of these are just lovely and each one looks so fresh and clean. The second pull is just as beautiful as the first one. Love all the splatters.

Dianne Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, thanks so much for trying my technique! I have followed you for some time and love your style. I originally did this technique and taught it in Holland where I was at a show representing Magenta. I also posted this on my blog here https://backporchatolympia.blogspot.com/2018/09/magenta-super-saturday-with-dianne.html, with a little more info; and my original post about it with my card I taught in the workshop is here https://backporchatolympia.blogspot.com/2017/03/technique-of-week-painting-your-stamps.html. Your take on this technique is amazing! You have inspired me to go back and find more stamps that will work well with it!

shirley-bee said...

The cards are spectacular, Loll! I love how the colours have merged beautifully on the lighter second pull. Will definitely be trying this technique!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll! This technique worked perfectly with your stamp and I love the autumn color palette! Thanks so much for sharing your step-by-step instructions and for the link :) I'm so glad you joined us this week at Fusion!

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous Loll. I am going to have to try this technique out for sure.

Linda said...

These look fabulous Loll, I really need to give this technique a go. I love how you've got two great prints .... I don't like to waste ink! xx

BożenA said...

Another amazing cards, Loll! Great technique, I've already read the tutorial on how it's done. But I have a question, are you applying brushos to the stamp? I know you need to dip the stamp in Versamark, but I'm not sure about applying dye powder.
I have to try this technique because the effect is bewildering, just like your cards, LOLL.
Hugs,
BożenA

Brenda said...

Wow Loll, these are stunning! Never knew you could use brusho's this way, but it sounds like lots of fun to do and it sure gave a beautiful and vibrant look! I can't keep up with all the techniques there are so many! I need to make a list of them all. lol This is one I definitely want to try though. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I may have to get a silhouette stamp just to try this, Loll. Getting two cards, and both looking beautiful, is a bonus.

Jo Manna said...

Wowsers, these cards really pack a punch, the splatters do complete this stamp. You must of had so much fun doing this. The second pull is different but equally beautiful to the first. The berries look real and I love the variation yet fluid results. Thank you for the "how-to" details. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Another cool technique that I am adding to my must-try list! Your cards look phenomenal! Love both versions!

Nora N. said...

This is AMAZING!! You are queen of the fun techniques!! I LOVE both of these cards!!