Make it Monday Video. This week, the technique is using an impression plate and then going over it with a brayer and ink to darken the raised areas and leave the impressed areas un-inked--is that a word?
I was inspired to use the woodgrain impression plate on Kraft cardstock, which reminds me of the wooden look and darker brown ink. I ended up using Tim Holtz Distress ink, because it tends to give great coverage and blends well when going over larger areas.
I love the way this technique turned out as I think it looks just like stained wood, which is perfect for the recipient of this card. She has a lot of stained wood in her house that she paints folk art onto...so this is just her look :-)
To go with the stained wood, I used the distressed pitcher with flowers coming out, because not only is she a great folk art painter, but she is also an excellent gardner and loves flowers.
The Mat Stack needed a border inside, so I drew around the inside with a Sakura glitter pen. That pen is one of my all-time favorite tools!!! I also added a little glitter in the center of each flower. To add dimension, I popped up the Mat Stack 3 die on dimensional adhesive.
Thanks for looking :-)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Iconic Images
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink - Woodgrain
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 3 and Layerz Mat Stack 3
Cardstock: Paperbilities - Kraft; Papertrey Ink - Dark brown, Burgandy, Green
Ink: Papertrey Ink- Vintage Cream; Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmelade; Colorbox - Chianti
Glitter Pen: Sakura
Twine: Papertrey Ink