Saturday, August 6, 2016

Learning with new tool

I discovered in the last post that I had problems stamping on textured watercolor paper, so I ordered a Mini Misti to help with my stamping.  This is my 'learning to use it' post.  I made 2 cards, using previous technique.
The background is made with watercolors brushed onto watercolor paper.  After the card had dried, I spritzed it with water with gold Perfect Pearls added.  After allowing for drying, I trimmed the background to card size and placed it in my new Mini Misti.  I made my first mistake.  This was a wood mounted rubber stamp.  I peeled rubber image off the wood and adhered it to what I thought was a cling background.  It wasn't and wouldn't remove from the Misti.  I finally tried UnDu adhesive remover and was able to clean off stamp and Misti.  Lesson learned!

Before removing the stamp from Misti, I stamped image onto background with Versamark ink and repeated inking and stamping.  I then embossed with gold embossing powder.  Image was still not sharp enough, so I added more Versamark ink and more embossing powder.  I mounted the watercolored image to glossy gold cardstock and then to a ivory card base.  Now, to try another card.
My friends on Gingerwood Bulletin Board have suggested making some sympathy cards to have in my stash because we often don't feel like making them when we need them.  Using my new tool, I placed the sentiment where I wanted it on the card, then closed lid on Misti to adhere the cling stamp to the lid.  I stamped, reinked & stamped again about 5 times with Colorbox Raven Black ink to get a good image.  I then added clear embossing powder.  Next, I placed the wheat stamp where I wanted it and closed lid.  This one only took 2 inkings and embossing powder.  I adhered this to blue cardstock and a white base card.