Inspired by a video that was shared on one of my craft groups (follow this link for video), I used some of my new Graphic 45 abc Primer stamps (love them) and played around with the technique. I cut the tickets on the Vagabond with Tim’s ticket strip die. I used Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers and Distress Inks, along with a water brush, to watercolor the images. I then “painted” the images with Studio Medium (gloss) and then inked over the tickets with Distress Inks (used a baby wipe to remove the DI from the coated images). The backs are also stamped (no watercolor) and inked. It will be fun to find ways to use these in projects.
Note: if using something like Glossy Accents (used on the doves) or Studio Medium (on everything else), be sure to “paint” the medium within the lines of the watercolored images, because the medium will act as a resist when you ink over with DI! (You can see an example of this on the B block, second from the left…live and learn from mistakes!) The last two doves are Peeled Paint, but because they are coated heavy with Glossy Accents, they took on a glare from the light and do not show up as that color.
Since I mainly scrapbook, even if I use these tickets on tags (a likely scenario), they will probably end up on a scrapbook page. But for cardmakers, this technique is “just the ticket!”