Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tie-dye tutorial and a sketch

Hey stampers - Happy Tuesday morning to you!
I have to say that I'm just LOVING Amy's sketches lately.
Here's her sketch for this week...We just finalized our dates for our annual trip to Hawaii, so I was feeling a little tropical today!
Here's what I came up with... All of the paper is from a tropical themed Simply Scrappin kit that was retired by SU a couple of years ago. I just opened it for the first time today!

The Hawaiian shirt image is from an old SU set called "Do the Hula". Instead of stamping out the shirt in solid ink, I decided to do a tie-dye pattern.
Here's what the inside of the card looks like.
Want to try this tie-dye technique for yourself?
First, I matched up some re-inkers to my papers.
I ended up using Cameo Coral, More Mustard, Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise.

Next, take a clean baby wipe and put it on top of a plastic baggie or something else to protect your work surface. If you don't, you'll be sorry!
Then, just drop the ink randomly onto the baby wipe. Basically, you're creating your own ink pad.

Now, just ink up your image with your new custom ink pad and stamp away!

This was my result.
The cool think about this technique is that no two images will be identical. So simple, but such a great result.

Now I have a stamped image that matches perfectly to my papers!

Since I was working off of a sketch today, I also have a Christmas card to share with you.
This one uses an image by Rachelle Anne Miller called "Cuddling".

Hope my tutorial was helpful. If you try out the tie-dye technique, I'd love to see what you do with it!
I'll be back tomorrow...


de said...

LOVE the Hawaiian card and technique! Very authentic looking shirts!

Kathy W said...

I agree great sketch and love how you did tie dye on hawaiin shirt- sounds like a great trip to be excited for!!!

sarahw said...

Thanks so much for the directions to make the tie-dye look. I am going to try that out. :) Great card by the way.

Janice RR said...

CUTE card, MacKenzie!! I'm old enough to remember REAL tie-dye . . . but this is a cute technique!

Rachel said...

Awesome Hawaiian card love the tie-dye look! both your cards are wonderful!! :0)