Double Dipping with Dreamweaver

For today's post, I'm sharing a modified version of the Joseph's Coat technique with Dreamweaver Stencils. For my card base, I brayered a Kaleidacolor inkpad over the Waves and Dots stencil, and ink-transferred the design to the front of my white card.

A portion of the Leafless Tree Die was cut from orange cardstock to create the "coral". Finally, the same Kaleidacolor ink was brayered over a panel of white glossy cardstock. Ordinarily with this technique, you would take a black dye-based inkpad, and cover the surface with black ink. Then you'd place the stencil on the surface, and using a damp towel, or damp cotton swabs, carefully remove the black ink from the inside area of the stencil design, revealing the color beneath. However, in the case of this card, I tried to use Onyx Versafine by Tsukineko® instead. This is a "hybrid" ink which acts like a dye-based and a pigment, and really does not dry on a more non-porous surface. So, once I had cleaned away the black ink, the remaining black ink wanted to smear. I solved this issue, and in the process made the design more interesting, by covering the entire panel with Clear Embossing Powder and heating it. The end result was shiny black, and the portions of the design where the clear powder stuck, created a small bead-like texture with appearance of water drops.

I always love when I can find a new result with an old technique just by playing around, or those "oops" moments that create a happy accident.

Leave a comment for me below, and share your "happy accidents"! Then head on over to the Stampendous blog for our "Dreamweaver Double Day" post.


Love the effect your happy accident caused! Your card is gorgeous and I am going to have to give this a try!! TFS!
BurningRubber said…
This turned out awesome! I love the vivid colors and of course you used one of the two Kaleidacolor ink pads that I don't have. LOL Must shop.....
Lyn Bernatovich said…
Very cool card Pam. Love the colors, the background, the tree as seaweed, etc.
km klersy said…
Words can not describe how much I love this!

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