Monday, February 4, 2013

Another card using Memento inks

This is a different card made using the same techniques that I shared in my post yesterday.  I did a series of these summery cards, just trying to chase away the winter blues.

Snap the Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine  ink pad together for use.
Run the brayer over the pad and ink the prepared paper in both directions.

Spray lightly with water and allow the inks to blend together like watercolors.  Dry with a heat gun.

Apply a gesso banner using a stencil.  Allow the gesso to dry.  Stamp phrase and vegetable crop onto card using StazOn Black ink.  Using an adhesive, mat on to black card stock, red patterned paper and then adhere the panel on to a white blank card measuring 4 3/4" by 6 3/4".
You control how dark or how light the ink on the gesso will be.  If you feel it is too dark just spray more water on it and blot it  with a paper towel.  You can also lift off color with a baby wipe.  I hope you'll try this technique using Memento inks.  It is similar to the way I do my Art Journal pages. 
Here is a list of the products and tools I used on this project.

Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine Ink Pad
StazOn Black permanent ink
Watercolor paper 140 lb
Both stamps are by Hero Arts
black card stock
red patterned paper
blank white card

Heat gun
Stencil for banner
paper cutter

I made a couple more cards while I had a mess on my work table, I'll share those with you tomorrow.  When you're doing a project like this it is a good idea to make several different cards that can be used for all occasions.  When you make several you only have to set up once and clean up once while getting multiple cards that are all different.  It saves you time in the long run.

I hope you enjoyed this process.  Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, if you have a chance please leave me a comment, I love reading them!  Have a great day, I'll see you next time.


  1. Another lovely card and great technique, Renee! I can't wait to go check out your journal pages!

  2. Gorgeous canvas! Love the brayer technique and paste banner! Beautiful work and great tut!

  3. oooh, I love this! I love how you layered the color and the banner whispers through...
    very pretty!

  4. Beautiful! Love the texture through the banner.