Back to Childhood…

Hero Arts StampsTwo days in a row I was a busy crafter! I was experimenting and playing with stamps. After several tries I have two cards.

I was inspired by Allison. She has a White Ink Challenge on her blog. So I decided to try. I am not realty familiar with challenges, but I decided to try.

Looking at my cards you will ask me:” Where is a white ink?” And it is why I started my post with “Back to Childhood.”

Okay the fun part begins. Do you remember a craft called Scratch Art? That is what I was doing.  First I colored my card stock with crayons (took it from my son), and then I rubbed over crayons some wax (piece of an old candle).  After that I covered the entire surface of my card stock with tempera paint (bought in Michaels). I also added a little bit of a liquid soap in the paint, so it will help you to remove the paint. I heard that you could use poster paint for this too. Then set it aside and let it dry. After that I stamped an image with a white craft ink. I also gave some time for the drying of the ink. And here is the fun part – I scratched the area of white ink with a toothpick. I would recommend using a sealant spray to fix the picture. I didn’t have any. You can see there are some scratches on a black background because I was moving it a lot when I tried to find matching paper.  For the card with a bird I used handmade paper, thought that this will follow my main idea.

Bird CardI found it very interesting. I am thinking about making other cards with white ink. We will see!

I would like to Thank you Allison for her wonderful challenge. She really did inspire me!!!

Have a great day!



Supplies for the cards: card stock, designer paper, textured card stock, crayons, piece of a candle, liquid soap, black tempera paint, toothpick, white craft ink, flower punch, Fiskars circle template and ShapeXpress cutting g tool, clear stamps from Hero Arts (butterflies), clear stamps from Inkadinkado (birds), word stamps from Inkadinkado, black StazOn ink.

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7 Responses
  1. Allison says:

    Hi Elena! Thanks for playing…both your cards are fab! I think the colors you chose against the black backgrounds are just striking!

    BTW, have you checked your blogger status page? When you leave me a comment, I can’t click through to come here and see what you did. If you add your URL to your Blogger ID, I am sure you would get lots more visits!

  2. Sue says:

    These look great Elena……..I especially love the butterfly one 🙂

  3. Mel M. M. M. says:

    Amazing! What an incredible technique. I remember trying this as a child. Who knew it could look so very lovely? Just amazing. Thanks for sharing such a brilliant idea. I think it’s the coolest challenge entry ever! :0) mel

  4. Elena says:

    Thank you Mel!!! I am always amazed of your beautiful work!!! You are giving a lot of inspiration! I really appreciate all your work you do for us!!! Thank you again!!!

  5. Marie says:

    Wow! Stunning cards! I am going to buy this stamp set now!


  6. Ida says:

    Both of these cards are just wonderful. I admire you for trying different techniques.

  7. Ida says:

    Elena, Both of these cards are wonderful. I think it’s great that you are trying new techniques. Keep up the good work.

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