Matching when you are not told.

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today is the day that we look past the catalog and figure things out. The catalog says that the Floral Essence stamp set coordinates with the Perennial Flower Punch. But what about the Leaf Punch?

Don’t always take our word for it. Make sure to look and see for yourself. Many times products will coordinate that aren’t listed. What have you found to work together that is not talked about?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When pencils are paintbrushes and aqua painters become ink pads.

It’s Tutorial Thursday! I’m sure you are reading this headline and wondering if I am stuck on Wacky Wednesday. To answer your question…nope. I know what I am doing. Trust me on this one.

So today I am asking you to shake up your shimmer paint and dip your pencil in the lid to get those flower centers. To get the purple centers I lightly dipped my stylus into my ink pad. Remember the word lightly, please.

I also took an aqua painter filled 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol and dripped about 8 drops of shimmer paint into the barrel. I capped it tightly and gently shook the pen until all was mixed. I uncapped away from my card stock and then squeezed the barrel until I had my wet shimmer paint coming out. I then brushed it on to the stamp (Floral Essence, out on June 4) and stamped away to create my background.

Remember to cut almost double the ribbon you need with the copper trim so you can stretch it to make it look like a net.

Here’s the cards…

For the video please go to https://youtu.be/UVMQJTX2pmw.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

When a pencil becomes a paintbrush.

It’s Wacky Wednesday where a product is used in a way it is not intended! Today we are using a #2 pencil for a paintbrush. Don’t grab a mechanical one. You need a regular pencil that you can sharpen.

So gather your pencil, shimmer paint, and some kind of stamped flower. For this I used a pencil, copper shimmer paint, and the new Floral Essence stamp set to be released with the new catalog. I stamped the flower in Gorgeous Grape ink and then proceeded to add my center.

For the center I shook the copper shimmer paint with the lid on. I then unscrewed the lid and used the lid as my palette. I dipped the pencil into the lid of the paint and proceeded to dab each center point on the flower.

It’s the perfect size and gives just the right amount of paint. So grab your pencils to paint!

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂