• Carol Read

Polished Stone Technique

So with the new catalog coming and the wonderful fact that they have now once again included the Glossy Card Stock it opens us up to being able to revisit some older techniques. One of my favorite is the Polished Stone technique. What is it? How did I do this? Its fairly simple really and it's a great way to use our reinkers.

You start with a cotton ball, some rubbing alcohol, and a few ink colors. I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon on this card. I put some alcohol in the lid of the container, dabbed my cotton ball in it and then with my reinkers i made a couple drops of each color on the cotton ball. Then with a panel of white glossy card stock I dabbed all over it with the color mixture on the cotton ball until it was all filled in. Let this dry for a couple seconds. I then used a Basic Black ink pad and stamped my image from Dragonfly Dreams stamp set all over my background. again just give it a second to dry. I then layered my panel on a base of Basic Black card stock, stamped my sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used the banner triple punch to flag the end. Wrapped some Gold Metallic Thread around the end of the flag and adhered with some dimensionals. Yes I suppose you could just use alcohol inks but they are much more expensive than our reinkers and don't come in our fantastic colors that match all our card stocks and trims. So be looking for this wonderful Glossy Card Stock coming in the new catalog.

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