Monday, April 7, 2014

Live for Today

Melanie Muenchinger is one of Gina K’s designers and she recently posted a coloring method she calls the Whitewash Technique.  It gives a soft look reminiscent of vellum and I can see scores of applications for this . . .

The technique couldn’t be simpler:  stamp and emboss a line image, then tap your waterbrush onto a white pigment ink pad and color!  How hard is that?  When dry, you can do the same thing with a light-colored inkpad such as pink or green and add some highlights to the image.  You can find a link to her video on this process HERE.

I think this method would make great ghosts, curtains, window panes, summer clothing, clouds, or anything you want to have a misty look to it.  Have some fun and give it a try!

Cardstock:              Marcos Jute, Bazzill Rain Forest, Forest Green
Stamps:                   Great Impressions Random Dot Background,
                                     Stacy Stamps Fern, Studio G “Live for Today”
Inks:                          ColorBox Cream White, Frost White, Distress
                                     Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Ancient
                                     Page Pine
Emb Powder:          Stampendous Ivory Pearl, Shabby White
Emb Folder:             Spellbinders Bricks & Bark 
Dies:                          Spellbinders Back to Basics tag


  1. Ooh, so pretty! What a great image for this technique! And I love the wood grain embossing you added to the layout. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Such a beautiful card Sue. This technique suits your stamp perfectly and love the dusting of Frantage onto it. Julie x