Monday, June 22, 2020

FadeOut Ink

Hi everyone.  Today I experimented with FadeOut Ink.  I was inspired after seeing my friend Trina's card HERE.  I've had my ink pad for several months .. it might even be a year, but have not used it yet.  Today is the day.  Sending this to the NBUS #15 Challenge. ;)
I stamped my flowers and leaves with FadeOut ink and then watercoloured using Distress inks.  When you watercolour over top of the outlines, they show up in a darker version of ink, similar to what happens when you use Archival Gray Shadow ink.  After a few hours, the lines are completely gone.  It's going to take me a while to get used to this ink, but what a great way to do no-line watercolouring.

I splattered the background with a mix of pink and orange inks that I used to colour the flowers.  Then stamped a large sentiment in soft gray ink.  I thought it needed something to make it look more finished, so added the thin oval frame in light gray to match the sentiment.  Popped the panel up on my card base and done!

Close-up ...
I'm sending this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes (optional spots and/or stripes).  This time I have the spots from my splattering! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Products
Flower Collection (Penny Black)
Special Sentiments (Penny Black)
FadeOut Ink (Ink on 3) - SSS






Stamps:  Flower Collection (Penny Black); Special Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Fabriano 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Soft Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  FadeOut Ink (Ink on 3); Distress inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry); Gray Shadow (Archival)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brushes, Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinder)

Challenges:
NBUS #15 Challenge
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes (optional:Spots and/or Stripes)

25 comments:

Viv said...

I've got this ink Loll and I am so daft - I didn't realise it fades out after a few hours and didn't like the effect so threw my effort into the bin!!! (Don't say it!!!)
So I shall now go and have another go - cos I really like this card! xx

Marcia Hill said...

I've never heard of this ink before but am definitely going to have to try it! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS...love it!! Hugs. :0)

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Beautiful Fade Out Technique, Lolly. I need to check out the Fade Out Ink. Great for no line watercoloring. Beautiful card with your pretty flowers and love how you added the die cut oval frame. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Pat said...

The flowers are beautiful in pink and orange, and love the grey frame and inked sentiment, and some pretty spattering too. The fade out ink is a new one to me but will be on the look out as this would make no line watercolouring so much easier. x

Nstiz said...

Beautiful painting Loll! Love the blend of those colors. You always do an outstanding job of that! Never heard of Fade Out ink but sounds like a product I must try. What a great idea. I'm very curious about that since I do love no line coloring. Thanks for the introduction to another new product.

Leslie Miller said...

I didn't know this ink had been around that long. This is the first time I've actually seen it explained in a way that intrigued me enough to go take a look at the product. Thanks for that, Loll! I'm going to put it on my next shopping list... whenever that will be. You did a beautiful job with it and I like the simple gray frame.

Ann D said...

Thank you for sharing your experience with this ink, it's fascinating. It's been on my Wish Lists for a while, but my watercoloring skills need to improve before I venture forth.

TK said...

Fabulous! Your florals are pretty and I love that tone of gray -- grays are hard, they're brown, they're green, they're dark... I've been wondering about that ink, I've seen it around but didn't really understand it's use so thank you, Loll

Susan said...

I bought that ink too, Loll, and have not yet used it! Will have to try! Lovely colours in the flowers, and the grey makes a nice soft contrast.

kiwimeskreations said...

Now that is an ink I will have to keep an eye out for - first time I have heard of it!
Loving your elegant card Loll, and the frame certainly gives the whole an elegant and classy finish
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

My Paper Epiphany said...

It looks fabulous Loll! I love your pretty pink flowers and the gorgeous splatter. That's a pretty grey too - I'll have to check out that Stampin Up card. Thanks for sharing at PBSC:) Did you see that you've been offered the GD spot?

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful card, love the colouring and the splatters. I have not heard of fade out ink so thanks for the explanation xx

Mac Mable said...

The grey frame with the grey ink looks great Loll and the 'no-line/fade out ink' style looks beautiful and always love the splats x. Such a pretty card x.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty no line watercolor, Loll! That ink is amazing! Love your colors!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Loll....
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Loll. I've never heard of Fadeout ink, sounds perfect for no-line watercolouring. xx

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, your flowers look so beautiful framed in the grey oval. I have to try the fade out ink, I've thought of getting it a few times :)

Trina P. said...

Aww, thank you so much for the shout out! 😘 This is so beautiful, Loll! Your no-line watercolouring with or without the Fadeout ink has and is always gorgeous. I rarely see oval frames, but it looks great, especially in the gray!

Darnell said...

And great schplattering it is, Lolly! I had never heard of Fade Out Ink over here under my rock, but now it's on my wish list! What a magical idea! I love your no-line watercoloring and your idea to use gray ink and an oval frame was genius! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep safe! Hugs, Dolly

Ros Crawford said...

Well there's another new one I haven't heard of...Fade out ink! Beautiful card Loll and I'm loving the splatters

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Loll, but I've not heard of the fade out ink! How interesting to hear how it works. It certainly looks like you did no line coloring for sure. Love the oval around this card and the beautiful sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

I've never heard of the fade out ink, and I'm happily enabled!! ;-) It sounds like the ink is perfect for no line watercoloring, which I've never tried...
Your flowers are so pretty and the gray oval frame and light spatters make the card look classy!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

This is so pretty .... I think I have one of those ink pads somewhere, must give it a try! xx

BożenA said...

Perfect CAS card. A great combination of colors, a gray, subdued frame beautifully brings out the picture and emphasizes the colors of flowers.
Hugs,
BożenA

Anita in France said...

Such pretty blooms, Loll ... and delicious splatter to complement them! A wonderfully clean, crisp design! Hugs, Anita :)