It’s all about Technique Time! Today’s amazing technique has got to be my favourite of ALL time. It’s the Baby Wipe Technique. If you’ve never tried this technique before, I promise you you’re going to love it. All you need is at least two bottles of ink, one baby wipe and a stamp.
It’s best to choose more natural stamps for this, like the fish I’ve chosen today, or flowers and even leaves on a tree. Anything that would normally be a mixture of colours in real life.
THE BABY WIPE TECHNIQUE
I stamped the fish with two colours of ink using the ‘Baby Wipe Technique‘.
- Fold a single baby wipe so it has 4 or more layers and is an area larger than your stamp.
- TOP TIP – Put the folded baby wipe onto a large clear block. For this I used my big F Block. This acts as a paint palette to catch any of the ink.
- Using Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight ink refill bottles, add blobs of ink onto the baby wipe. Let the colours touch and blend together so there are no white spaces.
- You have now created your own multicoloured ink pad!
- Take your stamp and take it into the wipe, then add it onto the card.
- You now have a multicoloured fish.
- Stamp away!
VIDEO – I demonstrated this technique on a Facebook Live back in 2017. If you’d like to watch a video, (it’s a little bit jittery and embarrassingly old) but this video will demonstrate to you the basic technique.
The baby wipe will dry in the air over time. If you’re going to use this again later the same day, pop the wipe in an airtight container.
For today’s card, I’ve taken one of the envelopes from the Basic White Note cards, and cut and scored some Just Jade cardstock to the size to fit inside the envelope.
I’ve used a Blending Brush with Just Jade ink, onto a rectangle of Basic White cardstock before die cutting the plant. By using a Blending Brush onto white I was able to get dark patches of the same colour onto the tips of the plant. I’m not sure they show up in this photograph, so next time I will increase the strength for the camera.
The pop of orange is Pumpkin Pie with the starfish stamp and die from the Seas the Day Bundle.
Colour Combinations with Just Jade
Just Jade is my second favourite Stampin’ Up! colour of all time, it comes VERY closely behind Bermuda Bay. Just Jade is part of the 2020-2022 In Color Collection, which means we will be saying goodbye to the five colours in this collection around mid-April 2022.
I hope you will take inspiration from today’s project and give the ‘Baby Wipe Technique‘ with ink refills a try. Here are some other colour combinations you can use that will create more colourful fish!
Bumble Bee mixed with Poppy Parade will make Orange.
Poppy Parade mixed with Pacific Point will make Purple.
Pacific Point mixed with Daffodil Delight will make a darker green.
SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO MAKE TODAYS CARD
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