Adding Texture and Dimension with Stenciling and Ink Schmooshing

#paperglazelux Ink Smooshing stencilling

Hi friends!

I love to add texture and dimension to most of my cards, but I like to keep as simple as possible. So, I've got a fun and glittery card for you today! The products I'm using are You Are So Extra sentiment die, Indian Summer stencil, Paper Glaze Luxe in Gold Ring, Paper Watercolor Splatters in Turquoise Blue, and reactive inks. 

First, I grabbed some reactive inks in shades of teal and blue. I like to use reactive inks because they react to water and adds interest! You can find reactive inks just about anywhere!  Placing the ink directly onto a glass media matt, I sprayed a little water over the ink and then placed a piece of watercolor cardstock, sized 5.5x4.25, right over the ink and moved it around a bit. Then I dried it with my heat tool and added another layer, repeating the same process with each color of reactive ink until I was happy with the background. Then I added water over the inked-up panel to get that cool reaction that is unique to reactive ink! 

Once the panel was fully dried, I stenciled Gold Ring Paper Glaze Luxe over the inked-up area using Indian Summer stencil. I like that you can still see plenty of the inked-up area beneath the golden glaze! I set the panel aside to let the glaze dry and focused on the focal point - that HUGE sentiment! 

For my sentiment that says, "You Are Extra", I die cut the bottom layer onto vellum and the top layer over a panel that I had inked up and stenciled with the same ink colors as the background and the Indian Summer stencil. This is a very large sentiment die, so I could get away with adding extra detail to it! Anywhere I can add detail, I'm on it!  

I adhered the sentiment over the background panel and finished with liquid watercolor in Turquoise!

This card has so much interest because of the colors, the texture, the dimension, and the shine! Get playful with your stash of PFS supplies and see how you can come up with an easy card that adds texture, shine, and dimension! Thanks for stopping by! 

To shop the items I've used on my card, click on the item description! 

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