Faux Verdigris Technique + Giveaway

Faux Verdigris Technique + Giveaway


Hey everybody!
I am here today with a fun simple inking technique that came out looking like
verdigris, so I’m calling it faux verdigris, but you can do this in several
different colors and get the same effect. I have this amazing stamp – this is part
of the Stamptember release, so I’ll put that below, and I’m using Acorn ink from
Versafine Clair and I’ve already stamped it several times – that is a
waterproof ink in a beautiful warm brown, and I’m just taking regular Distress ink –
I left the stamp set up in my MISTI, and I’m stamping directly on top of this.
Now this is on cold press watercolor paper, so I’m going to stamp it a few
times, and you can see that you CAN’T see the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on
top of the image that’s there already, but they are still going to make magic
together! It’s the layering of these two
colors that I just love, and then when I activate it with water it’s going to give
me that warm vertigris look. Now you could just smoosh ink on your
craft sheet and you could paint it on, but I find that having it layered on top
of another color of ink and then just activated gives you a more even
application of color, because you have the same amount of ink all the way
across the image, whereas when I’m doing ink smooshing, it’s more intense in
some spots, it’s lighter in some spots, but look how beautiful that is! Doesn’t
that look just like vertigris? It really changes the color of the Peacock
Feathers ink putting it on top of this very warm brown.
Since this is such a large image, I’m using my large flat water brush – this is
an Arteza brush, and it is easy to go around this big
heart. So gorgeous! This stamp has a lot of
possibilities, but I just found this to be so fun, and it’s a fun MISTI trick. It
would have been impossible before the MISTI, so it’s always nice to have the
right tools to discover new techniques with. I have a similar video to this that
I’ll link you to using Distress Ink stamped over an image and then activated with water, and head over to my blog for more
details on Stamptember and a giveaway of this stamp set! Thanks so much for
watching!

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