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Long story short--I DID. NOT. LIKE. it. So since I wanted to trash it, I thought I might as well try other things with it. (After all, what harm is it if I was going to trash it anyway?!!) Started by sponging Walnut Stain ink around the edges. Still not good. So I just sponged the ink all over it. Wiped it with a dry paper towel to clean the white embossing. Hmm, do I like it, I wondered? I wanted the flowers to stand out more. Somehow Jennifer McGuire's video of her doing a technique she called Distress Ink Lifting came to my mind (her blog link for this technique is HERE. She is truly a genius!)
I used clean water and a small brush to wet certain areas of the flowers. After the water sat on it for a few seconds, I blotted it with a dry towel, and tadaahh! The Distress Ink lifted and left the white areas you see on the background.
I just always seem to NEED some sparkle and shine! Wink of Stella and Pretty Pink Posh sequins satisfy that need! :)
For the flower I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and 2 Momento inks in Dandelion and Cantaloupe. The leaves are Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.
I do love it when I can salvage something that I didn't like into something I like a lot! Thanks so much for taking a look! Comments are much appreciated!