I "ink" I love you Club Scrap!

Welcome to the “spread the love” blog hop!  We are spreading the love of Club Scrap!  The challenge was to post a project, tutorial, or layout focused around Club Scrap products. The materials I am going to be using are from the Love Inkcorporated Special Release Valentine Collection from Club Scrap.  
A few years ago, I was tooling around looking for new art techniques to try and found an elementary school art teacher’s lesson plans. She had posted pictures of before and after and the results were dramatic! I had to try it…I sketched out this picture of parrots and followed her instructions and voila!

Since I wanted to use this technique for the challenge, Club Scrap carries Faber-Castell watercolor gelatos (kinda like watercolor crayons, but smoother and comes in a really cool lipstick like container!). That is what I’ll be using instead of tempera paint from the lesson plans link above. 

Materials List:
3*4″ piece of CS (Club Scrap) cardstock from the Memoirs kit
Watercolor gelatos
UM (Unmounted Stamps) Love Inkcorporated stamps
CS sandstone ink (very light)
Speedball waterproof India ink
Foam brush
Krylon gold leafing pen
4.25*11″ piece of black cardstock scored in half horizontally to make a 4.25*5.5″ card
3.25*4.25 ” piece of red cardstock to matte
4*5.25″ piece of red cardstock for the card liner
Tim Holtz grunge board die cuts
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Crackle paint in tarnished brass
Adirondack paint dauber in gold

I stamped the UM heart with the keyhole onto the white cardstock.

Color in with the gelatos, but leave space between the colors.
This is what it should like. See all the white space?
Using a waterbrush or paintbrush with water, blend the gelatos…leave the white space! 
Dry with a heat tool, or let it air dry before this step.  Get a foam brush and the India ink…
Brush the entire piece, yes completely cover, with India ink!
Let this dry for about 30 minutes.  Rinse under cool water and gently rub with your fingers to remove the ink.  Don’t “scrub” it, be gentle.  It’s like magic, your picture appears with detail!
It is going to be sopping wet, so don’t let it lie flat.  Shake off the excess and let it dry on an incline or dry it with a heat tool. 
I cut out the heart with a craft knife and painted my die cut grunge pieces. 
I distressed the edges of the cardstock with a Tonic distressing tool from CS. I inked the edges with the distress ink and layered all my pieces. I popped the heart up with black Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares from CS. I glitzed it up and rubbed the edges of the cardstock with the leafing pen. I stamped “True Love” UM greeting with the gold dauber…

Check out the other CS artists!
Blog Hop Order…

Cape Cod Scrapper
Creating with Connie
Crzymom’s Tidbits
Juju’s Folly
Lift Bridge Cards and Crafts
Making Impressions
My Artistic Escape
Pages of Pictures
Scrap Happy Sisters, Ink.
Where the “ArT” is… –ME! You are here!

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17 thoughts on “I "ink" I love you Club Scrap!

  1. Thanks for a great tutorial! I can see I need some India ink now. I really love the title of your post, too. So cute! I'm going to have to try this technique out sometime soon. So many techniques, so little time.


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