Happy Tuesday to you all! It’s a beautiful spring day here in New Zealand with the promise of summer right around the corner!
I am excited to show you a cool little technique today – using Kaisercraft inks to colour dry texture paste.
Start by selecting your stencil of choice and a good quality texture paste. Add the paste to your project in the normal way. Here I am using the Lace Doily 12 inch template by Kaisercraft – one of my favourites!
Remove the stencil and let the texture paste dry – either naturally or with a little help from a heat gun!
Next, choose the inks you want to colour with. I used 2 Kaisercraft Inks on this project – IP725 Petal Pink and IP722 Red Gum. Because I wanted a lovely vignette look – where one colour fades into the next, I made sure that the inks belonged to the same colour group. So my vignette would be a burgundy red fading away into pale pink.
Now, the best way to do this next step is with your fingers! You can use a little cotton bud if you wish but it is harder to blend. I started by applying Petal Pink to the doily pattern, gently rubbing it on. Always start with the palest colours and work your way up to the darker colours. And remember – build the colour up as you go. It’s easy to put more on but nigh impossible to remove it once you add too much!
Kaisercraft Inks are so deliciously juicy – which makes them really easy to work with.The Red Gum ink was added next, again blending with your finger. This colour gave a beautiful definition to the pattern.
Once you have finished applying the colour, you may want to gently apply a neutral colour – .e.g. Vintage to hide any stark white areas that you may have missed. In this case, it helped to tone everything into a more vintage look.
Here are some pictures of the finished project – a heritage layout using Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Collection.
Thanks for stopping by! And I hope you get your Kaisercraft Inks out to experiment with this technique!