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Paint Smooshing Cards with Heavy Body Paints, Grafix Monoprint Plates and TCW Stencils

Have you ever heard of ink smooshing? It consists on touching the paper with usually watered down inks to create an abstract background... Well, I wanted to try it out with paints and I captured it on camera for you too! So yes, jump this intro and click play if you must or visit my Youtube channel and watch the tutorial there.


All products used were sent by The Crafter's Workshop and Grafix.
All opinions stated here are my own and based on my personal experience using these products.


For this tutorial I'm using heavy body paints from The Crafter's Workshop together with a tool that I had never tried before, an acrylic monoprint plate from Grafix that I think is ideal for this technique. Ink smooshing usually works using a packaging piece of acetate and that makes sense since the ink isn't too heavy for the sheet. But paint is usually heavier, even when watered down and there's a chance an acetate sheet won't work a smoothly as this Duralar Monoprint Plate from Grafix did!  You'll see what I mean when you watch the video below...





Supplies
Here's a close up to the amazing textures the smooshing gave the paint! This is a must try technique! Click here to visit The Crafter's Workshop blog and see the complete list of supplies. 


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If you liked this tutorial please give my video a thumbs up, reshare with your friends and subscribe to my channel! That will motivate me to keep on posting creative ideas and tutorials for you! Leave me a comment on TCW's blog too, letting me know which card is your favorite... Floral or Mermaid?

That's all for now! Until next time.


Comments

  1. Your cards are gorgeous!!! Just gorgeous!

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  2. Wow !! The results are amazing !! So gorgeous !

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  3. Awesome creations!! Love the bright and vibrant colors :)

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  4. As always these are just stunning Gracie!

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  5. Gracie, these are stunning cards. So creative and love the colors.

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