Krafty Chicks Challenge #451 Flowers

Hello Everyone!

It's Thursday so you know that means a new challenge over at 
Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Leanne is our hostess this week and she is looking for flowers for our twist.


When Bonnie and I got together recently she showed me a "new to me" technique of using baby wipes with distress oxide inks on photo paper.  

Squish the ink on a craft mat then spritz with water. Then, smoosh your paper around in the wet ink randomly however you want.  Play around with the amount of water because you get interesting cool patterns depending upon the amount of water.  Heat set in between colors and layers. I did one color layer at a time. You want it dry when applying each next layer.  When you have the colors/layers you want it will be that dry chalky look.  You can stop there and use the baby wipe.  Just start at one end and wipe down in sections so you don't get streaking or splotches and watch the magic of the colors become very vivid and glassy!   

If you want to stamp an image before wiping down, choose a solid stamp image and one of the distress oxide color that is a little darker than the background colors so it stands out. Do the same steps again.  I used my Misti to do this because the stamp will stick to the paper if it is a clear stamp.  I found red rubber stamps work better, they stick less and as with distress inks, you may need to restamp a couple times.  Ink the image, spritz lightly with water then stamp.  Dry the image thoroughly before wiping down the entire page with the baby wipe.  AND BEWARE, it gets addicting watching "the magic" appear!  LOL 

Please stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Design Team's feathery friends, as well as that of our April Guest Designer, Bonnie Klass, and leave them all some blog love.  Then play along with our flower twist this week.  


Krafty Chick Blessings!

4 comments

Leanne said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing too. Such a pretty flower, Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs, L

Bonnie said...

Not only to I love the "magic" of DOX and baby wipes, but I love that background with the embossing or is it double embossing! A gorgeous card, my friend!

Tangii said...

Nance, that background is just stunning!!! Gorgeous job missy <3 Have a great week.

Lori Turner said...

Oh wow - this is so pretty! I might just have to get inky one day and try this technique...sounds fun! xoxoxo