I wanted to show you a card that I created for a nephew of mine for his birthday. What do you think I did with the background panel?
It so reminds me of the tie-dying I used to do. It's called the "Frosted Filter Technique" and I will be showing you how to create it in my next video. (Coming soon!) The colour palette is from the Pals Paper Arts challenge #144:
The "Frosted Filter" technique involves drops of reinkers in a pie plate, spritzed with water and soaked up in a coffee filter, scrunched and dried. You'll see more detail when I post the video tutorial. The card base is Early Espresso, and the Window Frame framelits are used to die-cut the More Mustard and Cajun Craze cardstock to back the Very Vanilla image panel. It is popped up on Dimensionals after adding some metallic brads. The banner at the bottom is from the Curly Cute set and, although it is hard to see in the photo, it is curved using a bone folder.
I wanted to leave a large part of the background panel open so you could see the designs of the reinkers on the filter. You can never reproduce exactly the same design every time, which is the same as the results I got when I tie-dyed. I set up the process, but the dyes worked differently each time.
I hope you have a chance to try out this technique. A word of warning - use rubber gloves, because otherwise you will have very inky fingers! Have fun with it.
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (w127332; c127324); Curly Cute (w117014; c1210510)
Paper: Coffee Filter; Early Espresso (119686), More Mustard (100946), Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock
Ink: Classic Ink Pad in Early Espresso (126974)
Accessories: Metallic Brads (119741)
Tools: Big Shot (113439); Window Frames framelits (129021), Paper Snips (103579)