Saturday, May 11, 2019

Irresistible Inking Techniques Class with Altenew

It has been a fun, busy week working on my classes for my Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for the last class of Level 1.  It's all about Irresistible Inking Techniques.  I used the ink block stamping technique for the background for the primrose.

To start, I covered my clear block with Vanilla Cream ink, spritzed it with water and stamped it on white cardstock.  The block is scalloped so I cut around the scallops so as to frame the flower.  Then, I stamped the flower from the Delicate Primrose stamp set by Altenew using black ink.  As I didn't use watercolor paper, I had to limit the amount of water I used to color the image.  The flower is done with Coral Berry and the leaves are Forest Glades.

After masking the flower and leaves, I added some splatters around the image.  For the finishing touch I add a few pink enamel dots.

Thanks for visiting today.  I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.



  1. Fabulous! Love the choice of colors, Marsha! I think if you spray a bit of water after inking, the colors of the petal will be more even and natural...just my observation. This is quite artful and unique! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

    1. Thanks, Virginia! I'm still such a novice when it comes to water coloring. I appreciate the advice.

  2. I really like how you did your background. And I agree to what Virginia mentioned in her comment about the watercolour flowing naturally. Please do try it again and see if it works for you.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP gallery.