Thursday, March 15, 2007

Falling in love again with Walnut Ink

I've had several bottles of Walnut Ink in my cart for a couple of years, and rarely take it out. Since receiving my ATRS order, I've been wondering what to stamp my new Eiffel Tower on. It's such a large image. I did consider heat embossing the image on black cardstock, using white powder. I may still do that. But, while rifling through my ink drawer, I found these three bottles of Walnut Ink, and that's when a lightbulb went off in my head (which is rare.) I took four pieces of cardstock and sprayed each one differently.

Then, I took one of the pieces and stamped the Eiffel Tower stamp on it, using aged mahogany Distress Ink. This stamp is more challenging than I thought. It's large, but it does have a lot of "empty space." I thought the mica tile, tearing the edges and adding the brads might make this card a little bit more interesting.


hutch ink designs... said...

So cool Ethel! Your stuff always amazing and inspires me!


Suzi said...

Love the card. Can you explain the different walnut ink techniques? I have coveted this stamp for a long time. I'm just not a vintage enough gal (ok, I'm VINTAGE enough but, not artsy vintage enough :P )to actually BUY it.

Sue McGettigan said...

Very nice Ethel, this is one of my most used stamps - love what you did with it!

Trish D said...

I really like this card - that touch of mica is a great accent. Lovely texture without detracting from the wonderful image.