The design is definitely clearer, wouldn’t you say? I tried take advantage of paper’s tendency to wick ink, but it just didn’t want to spread on this paper. I’ll have to experiment with other techniques to see what works. Science tells me paper should absorb ink and pull it upward, but there may be something about the finish of this paper that interferes with that. Or my process could be ineffective. I love crafting as science experiment.
Since the ink didn’t want to wick, I painted it on in layers to create a dark to light effect.
To create a focal image, I got out my distress inks and colored a heat embossed celtic knot border stamp. Add a stamped sentiment on a label, and the card is done.
What do you think? This particular ombre effect definitely needs work, don’t you think?
If you want to try to make this, you can get some of the supplies from Amazon: (affiliate links)