Tips & Technique 16



Fun with Reinkers by DT Katherine Saw


You can create interesting background patterns with reinkers.  Here, I used two complimenting colours, watercolour paper and a mister.


Drop a few drops of ink randomly but well spaced out - some big and some tiny drops.  You can use a clean dropper and add a bit of water onto certain drops to slightly dilute the ink for better movement.


Next, tilt and move the inked paper around so that the ink will move about to create patterns.

Then spritz the inked paper with a mister and you will see interesting patterns formed.  I used the heat tool to speed up the drying process and got this...


Add some finishing touches - stamp, distress, embellish, etc - and this is what came out of it...



Materials used:
Inks:  Nick Bantock Reinker, Tim Holtz Distress Reinker, Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads
Pen:  Zig Writer
Stamp:  Inque Boutique / Hero Arts
Others:  Ranger Inkssentials Memory Foil Tape / SnC Embossing Powder / EK Success 3D Dots