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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Day 69 - Experimentation!

So, after yesterday's quick play with my new Memento and VersaFine ink pads and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, I had another play with some other relatively new items.

I love my Distress Inks and the most recent addition to the collection has been Picket Fence. I used Sheena's "All a Flutter" stamp again - and stamped it twice onto Crafter's Companion Matt Black Card.
For the one on the left, I used Pebeo Dyna paints just to roughly colour in - Iridescent Red Blue, Iridescent Silver, and Iridescent Orange Yellow. 

I then used Distress Glaze on the one on the right. My understanding of this is that it is designed to make Distress Ink waterproof so you can use other water techniques over it and the ink won't run. It's a little pot with a solid cream like substance that you apply over your stamped image with your finger. You then buff off the excess.

As you can see from the image, it really dulled down the Picket Fence ink. And when I watered down the Pebeo paint it did sit on top of the image - so it does waterproof it. The Pebeo paint did go on when I used it much more thickly. 

I have to say that I prefer the one on the left - and am going to have to do some research on the Internet to see some techniques with the Distress Glaze.

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