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As part of my Art Journal feature, I come up with card ideas and techniques that you can also use in your journals. I recently played around with some Distress Oxide reinkers and figured out a cool technique. SUPER COOL INDEED! It almost has a wood grain effect. Now I just need to figure out a name for it. Ha! This is a fantastic technique that you can use as a background or starting point for any size project.
This is really simple and quite effective. I’ve used the Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat, a drop or two of ink and an acrylic block to move the ink. I dragged the paper through the ink and VIOLA! For journals and larger projects, you can apply the ink using the acrylic block. One of the effects that I really like is the streaks it created. I think the key to this technique is to keep a bit of white space on your surface.
I’ve used colors that created a masculine feel, but any colors can be used for your desired effect. You can also change the direction of your streaks for an abstract look as well. Fun isn’t it?
I’ve captured this technique in a video which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
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I hope I’ve given you inspiration to try something new for your cards and projects. Enjoy!!