Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by some of our favorite Fall-themed products. What fun! Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and soon-to-be-released Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products for the Autumn holidays – and we are excited to share our creations with you today. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I recently watched a video by Lydia Fiedler (you can see her blog on UnderstandBlue.com) where she used glossy paper, re-inkers and a gel press. I had no idea before that video that a Gel Press was even a thing, so of course I had to buy one!
I recreated her technique using my own colors and theme, Halloween. I wanted to use my new Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch to thank Lydia for her info (Lydia loves cats). Lydia this is for you.
Lydia’s video technique was all about making backgrounds using ink and glossy paper. Stampin Up now sells this paper after a brief hiatus. Thank you Stampin UP. I wanted a Halloween feel so I used Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.
Each time I dropped ink from my re-inker onto the Gel press then spritzed with water. Then lay a piece of glossy paper onto the ink and press with your fingers. Pull off carefully and set aside to dry. It will soften and lighten dramatically once it is dry. There was enough ink to do two pieces of glossy paper, so I now have extras. I’m pretty sure you could use other material underneath like maybe a silicone mat.
I repeated the process a second time using Calypso Coral, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz. I did this before the first sheets had dried because I thought the eggplant was too dark. Turns out it was fine, it just needed to dry. However, when I did the second round I used more Calypso than Plum.
The Owl card background is from the Calypso Set. I added some black swirls using the Swirly Snowflakes die set.
I hope you like my creations and will try your hand at this technique as well and that you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations