Today we’re going to talk about two tricks you can do with…drumroll…a baby wipe! You’ve used them to clean inky hands: Now you’re going to learn how to use them to create unique artwork. Let’s start by showcasing this petite card:
What’s breathtaking about autumn is how the leaves transform from rich green to warm, golden and crimson hues. This first baby wipe trick is perfect for capturing the beauty of autumn leaves because it lets multiple colors bleed into each other to create that tonal effect—all on one stamp!
To create these leaves, our artist first squeezed Canary Exclusive Inks™ re-inker onto a baby wipe. Then she squeezed a few drops of the Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ re-inker over parts of the Canary-colored wipe. After creating the ink pattern she wanted, she pressed the stamp onto the baby wipe, and stamped the image onto White Daisy cardstock.
Essentially, for this technique, you create your own stamp pad using our re-inkers and a baby wipe. Pretty neat, right? Now, you may have noticed that the veins of the leaves have more definition. That’s because after our artist stamped the baby wipe image, she dried it with a craft heater, and then she stamped over it again using the Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad.
To introduce our second baby wipe trick, take a look at this grateful lil’ card:
As you may have guessed, our artist used the first baby wipe technique to create the blossom petals that fade from Honey to Glacier. But how did she create that beautiful brushed background? Again, that look’s achieved with a baby wipe! For this effect, our artist squeezed the Glacier Exclusive Inks™ re-inker onto a baby wipe and simply swept it over some White Daisy cardstock. Try this out at home for easy texturized paper. Play with how little or how much ink you add to the wipe to create a myriad of different looks.
Here’s an example of this same wiping trick used on a smaller scale:
What a fun way to add a splash of color! When used with an intense color, like Thistle, this technique creates what looks like a paintbrush stroke. And here, it really draws the eye to what matters most: the message of appreciation that communicates the reason for giving someone this card in the first place. Even though this technique takes only seconds to do, its “wow” factor will last much, much longer.
Well, there you have it! Add another stamping skill to your repertoire! We love using baby wipes to create vibrant artwork, and we know you will, too!
3″ x 3″ Hello, Friend Card
D1677 My Acrylix® Friend Tree, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X5772 Canary Cardstock, Z2653 Pomegranate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2743 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z2223 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment, Z3132 Watercolor Paints, Z3188 Paintbrush Set
4 ¼” x 5 ½” Thanks a Bunch! Card
D1663 My Acrylix® Floral Banners, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2262 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z2741 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
5 ½” x 4 ¼” Your Kindness Card
D1663 My Acrylix® Floral Banner, C1626 My Acrylix® Hexagonal Patterns, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2740 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z2743 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z2223 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker, Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
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