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Beauty Is Skin Deep - 11/22/2023

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White DL card blank 8 x 4"

Imala A5 Stamp Fearless

Imala Stencil: Grunge Texture 

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Pigment Ink Pad: Heather, Tiffany

Distress Ink/Oxide Ink Pad: Tattered Rose, Lost Shadow, Hickory Smoke

Blending brush

Paint brush

Low tack masking tape

Masking sheet/copy paper

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM A3 Magnetic glass mat



How To Guide - Step 1

Adhere a strip of low tack masking tape down all 4 sides of your DL card blank, leaving you with a panel down the centre of your card. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Stamp your beautiful lady on to a masking sheet or copy paper and fussy cut around the main outline only. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place your "mask" so the left edge of your final image, will lay just outside the left edge of the masked-off panel. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using your blending brushes, randomly blend the Tiffany and Heather within your masked-off panel. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Randomly add ink through the Grunge Texture stencil to create extra texture to your inked background panel.

Carefully peel away your "mask" and masking tape and dry the inks thoroughly.  

How To Guide - Step 6

Replace the "mask" and using the Midnight ink, you are going to randomly stamp all 3 ladies, from the Fearless set, using "second generation stamping" only. This means that after inking up the stamp, stamp it on to a piece of scrap card first and then stamp on to your card WITHOUT re-inking! This gives you a subtle, lighter, watermark image, that remains in the background and doesn't detract from your focal image. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Remove the " mask" before stamping your focal image within the masked-off area, in the Midnight ink. You can now see the difference using the first (focal image) and second generation stamping technique. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Using your inks and oxides and a paint brush, watercolour your beautiful lady, as required. 

How To Guide - Step 9

To finish your card, stamp "Beauty Is Skin Deep" in Midnight, across the bottom right of your focal image, then stamp the other 2 sentiments in the set, down the left and right sides, adjacent to the inked panel.