Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha, and I’m back with some more Saturday Inspiration! I’m making and fixing mistakes using products from Trinity Stamps’ latest release. (I know, I know, I can’t put this stuff down, it’s SO GOOD!!)
I was happily crafting away making my card for the week when the unthinkable happened…I majorly messed it up!!! So I thought I’d talk a little about the impulse to give in and just chuck it in the bin when we stuff it up! I’m here to say, don’t bin it, you could still win it! 😉
(*I know how SUPER cheesy that is, but I make pretty things not catchy tag lines, so what do you expect? 😂🙈)
Ink blending a background…
I used some low tack tape on the back of an a2 panel of Neenah 80lb, to stick my stencil in place, then grabbed some Catherine Pooler inks.
After cleaning the stencil, I turned it so the the stars on the stencil filled in the gaps in those I’d already ink blended. Then I used Tiki Torch in the centre and faded into Orange Twist as I moved out.
Next up, I wanted to stamp out my focal image, which is also my sentiment for this design. So I loaded the stamp in my Mini MISTI and inked up with Midnight.
When I stamped down my inage I must have pressed too hard on my MISTI because I lifted the lid to discover an inky smudge on the centre of one of my clouds! Oh no!!! 😫
I was twittering away, (both at and to myself,) as I grabbed another piece of paper to re-stamp it but I decided that it could be a good chance to share my top tips for fixing an inky mistake.
Once I had left the ink to dry a few minutes, I coloured it in with my Copic markers; keeping it super simple by using one-two shades per colour.
The markers I used are:
R05, R27, Y08, Y02, B29, B05, YR68, YR16, BG23, BG49, V09, V17, RV29, RV25, B000, B00, C00 and C1.
I trimmed down both my coloured and stenciled panels, along with a piece of navy cardstock from my stash, then layered them up, twisting each to the side for added interest.
Now it was time to sort that inky splotch!
So, here are my top tips for fixing a mistake like this!
1. Try an eraser
You’d be surprised how many marks a good old fashioned rubber can lift, and it’s really gentle on the paper, so this is always my first go-to.
2. Turbo charge it
If I have no joy with a standard eraser, I grab my battery powered/spinny one! This is basically as it sounds, it a thin rubber which is spun really fast and its awesome for lifting marks.
You may have seen Jennifer McGuire use one, hers is called Creative Detailer but mine is a different brand; it still seems to work well though. 🙂
3. Sand blast it
If neither option works then I grab my sand eraser and that works super well!!!
It’s just a rubber but full of sand, and it works by rubbing away the top fibres of the paper, which hopefully take the ink mark with them!
You have to be careful not to rub a hole straight through the cardstock, so you just gently work at it from different angles and rub away one small layer at a time.
4. White gel pen it
A decent white gel pen can hide a multitude of sins!!!
5. Hide it
5. If all else fails, you can stick an embellishment on the top of the mark! and claim it was an artistic choice. (Here I used some flat back pearls from Trinity.)
As always, I’d like to thank you for spending this time with me, and be sure to check out Instagram for a fun Reel of this card!
I will be back next week for more inspiration!
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