Saturday, May 4, 2013

Blown Ink Design

Dawn's video for this week's PTI MIM looked easy & fun--using a straw to blow liquid ink across paper. First problem is I have only a couple dye ink reinkers, but the video mentions using spray mists--I have a ton of them.  I didn't want to pour the mist, but using the end of the applicator tube only gave me small drops.  The blown effect wasn't what I wanted.  As I was looking through shelves I found my old Marvy Metallics wide-tipped markers that you press the end to get the ink flowing.  Surprisingly they weren't dried up--just took pressing & holding the tips a little longer.  I used 3 colors on some glossy photo paper.  It's a good thing I was sitting down--about passed out from blowing so hard through the straw--LOL!  Reminded me of blowing up balloons as a kid.  Clearly the marker ink is a bit thicker than dye reinkers.  The effort was worth it, though, as I did get some pretty cool metallic designs.  In person they even have some texture.  The sentiment is from PTI Boutique Borders: Birthday.  The embellishment is provided with a felt rose (MFT die) on tulle & a couple stick pins.  Since I used one of the rows (Die, BD, Bling) for the CAS-ual Fridays 100th challenge I'll add my card to that contest, too.
We're having an early summer--my roses have even started blooming & I usually don't have any until after Mother's Day.  Thought I'd share one more rhodie picture.  This is the only bush we bought as the rest are old ones that were here when we moved in.  It's not supposed to have as much sun as it gets where we planted it, but each year it has more blooms & is doing great!  I love the peachy pink & yellow--totally different than my others.  Hope you're having a great weekend no matter what the weather.  Thanks for spending some of your time to stop by my blog.

18 comments:

  1. Hello Great
    I think the splash or blown colour looks wonderful,it is definitely displaying warmth and movement, and your little Rose with the pins adds some texture.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. A gorgeous card Greta. Love the ink splashes ~ I can imagine the metallics would look stunning in real. The tulle and rose look perfect in the corner.

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  3. Wow Greta, this is superb, Ilove it, what a fab job you I'd using this technique.

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  4. Love this effect with the ink splatters!

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  5. I love how this technique worked out, Greta! I've gotta try that! And that pretty rose with the tulle and pins is all it needed! Beautiful rhododendrons! I've never seen any that color.

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  6. Beautifully done! You have used the blown ink effect so fabulously!! Love it, Greta!

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  7. I love this "blow" technique too and I used to do them back in the school days. Your splashes are beautifully splattered with the perfect rose and the tulle!

    Lovely flowers in your garden too!

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  8. cool take on the MIM challenge. love that sweet little rose with the tulle!

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  9. Love your ink blown card! Had to giggle about the "passing out" part of your post - I've never like blowing up balloons!!!

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  10. That technique is so simple, striking and always a surprise in a way!
    You've taken it to a whole new level my Friend! These feminine touches (the tule, the pin, the flower) make it so refined and classy!

    Thank You~

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  11. I am LOVING your Cute card!! Such a FUN take on the Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  12. Love the effect of the blown ink! Although I think I might enlist a kid to do the blowing part if I'm going to give it a try ;) lol! Fabulous mix of embellies to show it off. And I'm jealous of your flowers - again! Spring is behind this year, but I think it's finally here :)

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  13. I love your card, Greta! That technique is so cool. And your roses are gorgeous!

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  14. Wow Greta!! I absolutely LOVE the way your technique turned out!!! I haven't done this for several years...how fun it would be to try again!! :) Thanks so much for the inspiration my friend!! HUGS

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  15. Greta you achieved such a fun look with that technique. It reminds me of art class in primary school.
    Love your picture of the pretty flowers too!!!

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  16. Love that ink blown effect! I have yet to try it, so thanks for the tips. Super pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  17. Greta, what an interesting technique you've used, and the results are stunning! Every time I visit your site, I learn something new and see something beautiful. Today - a double treat with your card and your gorgeous flowers! That photo would be AWESOME inspiration for a challenge...can you imagine your lovely blossoms 're-visioned' into a field of eye-catching cards? Hmmm...possibilities are endless! Keep that photo handy, just in case you decide to create your own challenge! Thank you, too, for your smile-making, encouraging comments on my site! You always bring a ray of sunshine into my day!
    c

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  18. I love this card! Those splotches are perfect...the photo of that rhodie...the colors are beautiful! I love pinks, peaches and yellows in flowers...so pretty!

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