Inking die cuts makes all the difference in the world when it comes to making your projects stand out. I have a video tutorial for you that shows a slightly different way to ink those cuts. Using this method will give the cuts a more dramatic, distressed feel than the way I inked in the first video. This video is the third in a series of videos on inking die cuts. If you have not seen the other videos yet, please follow these links.
Here is your Supply List:
Distress Inks in various colors-
For the leaves and the frog, I used Peeled Paint and Black Soot.
For the ghosts, I used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.
For the darkened edges Walnut Stain or Black Soot works best.
Fantastix in Brush Point
InkEssentials Inking Tool
Foam Inking Applicators from InkEssentials
Start by applying the foam applicator to the wooden inking tool. Dab the sponge gently into the Distress Ink. I used Peeled paint.
Lightly take the applicator and brush it across the die cut, pulling the color from the inside out. I took the color further into the cut to give more drama.
Now take the Fantastix and lightly roll it into the Black Soot. Take the Fantastix and roll it across the edges of the cut. If you want The cut to stay more "clean" looking do not do the next part.
Then take the Fantastic and gently roll it to the top of the cut so it is somewhat on the edge and somewhat on the op of the cut. This will allow more Depth from the Black Soot to be placed on the cut. See how the black ink is on top now and all around the edges? To smooth out the color, take the inking tool with the sponge still attached and brush the inks together. (this last tip works for Distress Inks as they stay wet for a moment to make this possible. I am not sure about other brands.)
If you click on the photo above, you will see the difference between the two sides of this cut. The left side has only been inked on the edges with the Fantastix and the Black Soot Distress Ink (like in video 1). The right side is inked with this more blended double inking method. The Black Soot is actually on the top layer of the cut, giving more depth and drama.
Here is another example. Anything white has a tendency to look dull and flat. To make my white cuts look better, I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. I use the same method as above. It is a matter of personal style on how much the blending color (such as the Antique Linen on the ghost) as to how far to bring it in. It is not a right or wrong but rather how you personally like the cuts to look.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how do double inking. The key point is picking medium toned first for the blending color an a dark ink for the second color for shadowing and depth.
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