Thursday, 12 July 2012

Upon Reflection

Our beautiful new riverside wildlife stamp set contains the most stunning Kingfisher stamp, it is adorable! But as soon as I got it I knew I had to reflected him, but me and brayers do not get on..... So I decided to use another easier more Ali friendly technique. First I needed to create the water effect and again this is usually a brayering technique, so I improvised, screwed up a sandwich bag, dabbed it in the ink pad and on to the paper, instant ripples! Just be careful to mot over do it as you can lose the effect. Normal inking gave the effect of sky. Background complete now on to creating the reflection, all I did was stamp my kingfisher with black soot distress ink onto a piece of acetate, the ink does not dry on this so it means you can turn it over and press it down onto your water effect, gently rub it and you will see the image darken as it is transferred. Remove the acetate and then just stamp the kingfisher normally above the reflection. This technique is perfect for this type of reflection as it doesn't give you a perfect image it really looks like there is movement in the water. I then coloured it in with promarkers, making the reflection slightly less intense with the colours. Job done!

Give this a go you will be surprised how effective it is!

Happy Crafting



  1. Hi Ali, I saw you demo this on C&C & loved it. Thanks for posting.

  2. This is fabulous Ali. I saw you do it yesterday but its nice to look at it here as well as how it was done. Michelle x

  3. Hi Ali, I just love the techniques you have used to create this wonderful card. You're right about making mens cards,its all down to embellishing them which puts me off but these new Riverside stamps and the way you have used them has opened my eyes to new adventures in male cardmaking. Thanks for everything and keep the inspiration going. lol Cheryl xxxx

  4. what can i say ali just a beautiful card and yet another brilliant techniche thanks xx gail

  5. Hi Ali, I found your blog at last! I bought these stamps and they are fabulous. I saw you demo this on TV and loved it...thanks for sharing it here, Carole Z XX