If you are addicted to watching people sketch on You Tube you know that October is the month for the annual Inktober event. That means that everyday you have to ink something. I bought this month's card kit because not only does it have another huge flower stamp it has........
.....inks. Alcohol inks to be exact. I already have a stash of these that I have never used but I didn't have the colors that came in the kit or the ink lifter stamp pad.
It's hard to explain how these work. You drip a tiny drop onto the special Yupo paper and the color explodes.
After it dries you can ink up a stamp with the lifting pad and pull the dried ink off like magic. You can then take the stamp and make another image with it since it also reactivates the dried ink. Cool, huh? How fun is this going to be for art journaling.
For weeks I've been buying stuff for Inktober not realizing I'd be knee deep in making cards right now. It's going to be hard to find any extra time for a while to play with my new toys but maybe I can figure something out.
If you think my watercolor obsession is over, I assure you it is not. Meet the Aqua-Mini from Sennelier.
I'll never be able to afford their full size paints but this itty bitty set is really all I need. It's a honey based paint made in France and I have to say....it's different. It's very thick and gooey and the colors are really bright. I think it's a good formula to work with ink. We'll see.
Finally, I saw someone make a card on You Tube with this stamp and had to have it for Daughter's Christmas card. It's a kitty tree from Mama Elephant.
Look at those kitty faces. No one loves kitties more than Daughter. I think she's going to be surprised.