Monday, June 2, 2014

Thinking of You

Known as “The Renoir of Rubber”, artist Dee Gruenig was behind many innovative signature products and stamping techniques.  One of my favorites involved small applicator-tipped bottles of brightly colored inks and densely molded rectangular sponges . . .

Along the very edge of one long side of the sponge, you simply squeeze 2-4 drops of each of your choice of colors, continuing all along the edge and keeping the drops close together so that they will blend a little.  Then drag the edge in a continuous motion over your cardstock!  You can make a zillion patterns, stripes, and plaids.  I plan to experiment with reinkers to see if I can get similar results . . .

To add a little shimmer, I over-stamped with a sheer Silver ink in a checkerboard pattern.  Of course, the camera ate most of it . . .

Cardstock:              Constellation Jade Raster White, Neenah Solar
                                    White, Generic Deep Purple, Yellow, Red,
                                     Blue scraps
Stamps:                   Stampin’ Up “Thinking of You”
Inks:                          ColorBox Silver, Gelly Roll Clear Star, Dee’s
                                    Inkabilities Rainbow Inks, Encore Silver
Emb Powder:          B’Muse Silver
Dies:                          Marianne Anja’s Vintage Corner Set, Lil’ Inker
                                    Stitched Mats: Rectangles
Punches:                 Various EK Success, Carl, Stampin’ Up flowers

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