Technique Zone – Ink Smooshing

Ink Smooshing Technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Good Afternoon – It’s Friday and we’ve made it through another week – go us!!  Today I have a wonderful technique to share with you – Ink Smooshing!

Ink Smooshing Technique

Ink Smooshing Technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

This is a really fun technique to do although it can be a little messy so you’ll need to make sure you have your table or work area cleared and protected.   Now I dont mean a huge 6′ drop sheet – just a 12×12 worksheet is sufficient.  I used one of the backing boards from our Foil cardstock to work on.

If you search online you’ll see a few different ways to do this technique and I opted to do mine using a ziploc bag with my hand inside to do the ‘smooshing’.  Now I’m not sure when the word ‘smooshing’ became a real word but we’ll go with it as that’s what you do – you smoosh the ink onto the watercolor paper!

Ink Smooshing technique by Leonie Schroder Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator Australia

I used the colours Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo on my piece and this is what it looked like before adding the stamping, die cuts & embellishments.

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I do hope you have lots of fun with this tutorial and be sure to share what you make!

Thanks for stopping by …

Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

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I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

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(2) Comments

  1. Angie McKenzie says:

    Love this technique, Leonie! I’ve been using acrylic blocks … thanks for the idea about using a plastic bag! 🙂

    1. you are welcome Angie. I got much better results with the plastic bag rather than the acetate window sheet. Makes the smooshing easier too 😉 Have fun!

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