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Wendys Tutorial – Ink Background Technique

This weeks tutorial is by Wendy 

Ink Transfer Background Technique

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I have a fascination for creating backgrounds and today I am going to share how I made the background above. I don't know what the correct title for the technique is, it is one of the very first techniques I learnt in a class at one of my local craft shops when I first began to make cards, so that is over three years ago now.

It is a very simple way of transferring ink onto your card stock using masking tape as the applicator. You can use ordinary card stock or glossy card stock and as many colour inks as you find pleasing. I usually stick to two inks so that it doesn't get too muddy.

Ink Transfer 1


These are the supplies that are needed, not much and things that most of us have in our stash. A piece of white card stock, ordinary or glossy, masking tape and on this piece I have used a couple of dye ink pads. Distress inks work well with this also.

Ink Transfer 2

You are simply going to transfer the ink from the pad onto your card stock by laying a piece of masking tape across the pad, pressing down on the tape with your fingers to pick the ink up onto the tape.

Ink Transfer 3


You then press onto your card stock and rip it up. If using ordinary card stock, the tape may lift a bit of the card off in places but that just adds to the overall texture of the piece.


Ink Transfer 4

Continue the process with the second colour of ink until you have a pleasing effect. It is good to have some white space showing through. Once you have the desired effect make your piece up into a card. 


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I have used one of Sheenas fab new stamp sets for my card  The image was water coloured and I have added a piece of crimped card stock and embellished with eyelets, sparkly chord and dew drops.

Wendy McGlinchey -x-

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