Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Spray Ink With Stencils

Ink refills, Mini Misters, and stencils = awesome technique!!

Here's how it's done:
-Pour small amount of dye refill ink into a Mini Mister or small mist/spray bottle.  Make up as many bottles of color as your desire.  I used three colors on my card; blue, green, and yellow.
-Lightly tape stencil onto card stock.  I chose watercolor paper for it's texture.
-Spray ink onto stencil, directing the different colors where you want to achieve effect desired. 
-Carefully remove stencil.  Use heat tool to set the ink.
-Cut down image to usable size.
That's it!!! 
TIPS:  Be sure to cover any areas that you do not want to get ink on.
           Try adding some Perfect Pearls to your ink misters (I added some gold Perfect Pearls to mine.  It gives a really nice shimmer to your finished image.

Since I was spraying, I made several:
Spraying ink through the stencil
AND....I also sprayed some natural twill tape to use on my card.....

Here's what the Mini Misters look like:
Hope you enjoyed this technique.  It's a little messy, but well worth the clean-up! 



  1. Glad to hear the job is going well. I will have to give this technique a try but...being OCD...I hope my hands don't get dirty. ;-) Great layout. Where's the purple?

  2. Very lovely, Lynda! TFS all of the how to! Love the colors and the muted look!

  3. I actually consider myself lucky to have planned my surgery at the time lynda had this inspiration!!! I have the original!!!


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