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Faux Mulberry



When I first started stamping and scrapbooking many years ago, mulberry paper was the *in* thing. In fact, I still have a lot of it in various colors, but I wanted to see if I could recreate the look of it using ink. This technique was created for the purpose of creating the look of mulberry paper beneath a focal block using ink.



In the picture below and depending on your monitor, you may be able to see some lines that I lightly drew in pencil to approximate the placement of my focal block (the matted train). I followed the edge of this line and used a sponge dauber and Craft White ink to fan outward toward the edges of my card base. In other words, ink up the dauber and start on the inside edge of the pencil line and swoosh/flick the sponge dauber outward.



The thick and creamy characteristics of the craft ink allow you to move the ink around without absorbing instantly into the cardstock.  This would also be a great technique to use around candles, stars, fireworks, or campfire stamps!  Can you think of any others?  :)


Additional card details -
Stamps: Happiness is a Journey, sentiment from Fresh Cuts
Paper: Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Riding Hood Red
Inks: Versamark, Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Craft White
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, heatgun, sponge daubers, white grosgrain ribbon, SU punches - 1/4 inch circle, small and large ovals



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