Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Splodge-A-Mask and a Designs by Ryn Stamp

Hi everyone, I've made this card using the Splodge-a-Mask called 'Rectangles' and blended all the Adirondack Inks used here with my brayer and a SplodgeAway Mat... a superb bit of kit!

Just a quick word here on how the Mat works with a Brayer.  
In the past, I would load my brayer with ink and then take off the excess on to some copy paper, used to use tons of paper!  
Then, to avoid lines, I'd do a few 'wheelies' to remove the ink from the areas of the brayer I needed to be 'lighter' or ink free, on more copy paper.
Still with me? 

Now, I load my Brayer leaving the ends of the roller ink free and brayer across my SplodgeAway Mat to take off the excess and to evenly distribute the colour. 
The Mat is so smooth that the ink stays wet for a much longer time and this allows me to go back, over and over again to 'lift off' more ink, which in turn helps me get smooth, unlined blending on my work, with less effort and no waste of paper or ink. 

Please DO NOT use baby wipes to clean your mat. I spray my Mat with water and wipe it with a cloth

Back to the card.
After taping the Mask down onto my card stock with masking tape and using some Adirondack Inks ( Citrus and Cranberry) I brayer across and over the mask, lift it off and then stamp the Designs By Ryn Kelp images, using various colours of Versafine Inks.
A few blobs of Liquid pearls, that's it .... job done! 

Thanks for looking today and for leaving me such very kind comments. x 

Shirley  and Miranda  both design for Ryn as well ... beautiful work on their blogs ... have a look x

Eileen x