Technique Zone – Ink Smooshing

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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About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do love to share what I create and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please feel free to leave me a comment or share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by :)

2 thoughts on “Technique Zone – Ink Smooshing

  1. 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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