Thursday, 17 July 2008

Walnuts? No thanks!

I actually like walnuts but since this is a post about walnut resist I thought I should refuse! A while ago I saw a card done with walnut ink resist on Deb Neerman's blog (she did a tutorial too - here) and thought it looked a fun thing to do. Could I find walnut ink anywhere in the UK? No I could not. Did I end up ordering ink crystals from the US? Would I do such a thing?

I like inky and I like random. I'm not so good at patience so I thought this technique would be good for my soul since you have to walk away and leave it overnight! For this card, I stamped the branch in Versamark and embossed with clear detail embossing powder then gave it a liberal spraying with my walnut ink so that it pooled and puddled a bit on the surface of the cardstock then I left it in its spray box and went to bed! This morning, my branch looked like this and just needed trimming, matting and I added a random wrap of waxed linen thread for some textural interest.

I love this effect, it's almost like leather and would make great masculine cards with the right stamp. Good job I like it really, it looks like the tiny jar of walnut ink crystals is going to go a looooong way as it is!

Supplies: Silhouette Blooms I (Cornish Heritage Farms), Versamark, clear detail embossing powder, walnut ink crystals, spray bottle, waxed linen thread


Thanks for stopping by, hope you're having a great day!

21 comments:

Di said...

Wow, fantastic card Joanne. That walnut ink looks fab.

Kaz said...

Fab card Joanne.

Karen said...

Great card! That walnut ink is a lovely rich colour. X

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this came out terrific; I love it!

~Hugz!

Hazel said...

Great effect you've achieved, Joanne - there seem to be no end to your talents

Joy said...

Jo this is fantastic I love the colour and effect

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FANTASTIC, Joanne! I LOVE this look and will have to give it a try myself. (add another technique to try to the l-o-n-g list of todos) Great job! TFS

made by fifi said...

beautiful xx

craftyscot said...

this is a beautiful card, I love the linen thread wrapped round, a lovely touch.
Very elegant
Shazza
x

Mee said...

Great card and fanatstic effect :o)

Andrea said...

what a great looking card and the colour is bril x

Janice said...

That does look like fun Joanne. A lovely effect and I like the cord tied round the card too.

Hels said...

Wow, this is so cool - what a great technique and love the effect you have achieved..Hels x

Kathy said...

Fab card Joanne - definitely worth the effort you went to to get that ink!

cards4u said...

LOve what you di with the walnut ink - I will need to give it a try. I have seen the ink at a craftstore in a spray bottle or do you reccomend the crystal/

Traceyr said...

Great classy card Joanne. I'm going to try this with my spray ink hope I get as good a result as you have with the crystals.

Traceyr :)

Jackie said...

Lovely card as usual Joanne.........definitely worthy of an award ;) (see my blog)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is FAB!!! What a pretty pretty effect!

carolinejane said...

Gorgeous card Joanne.....x

tracy said...

lovely card joanne :)
i have some walnut ink but not tried it yet!! must give it a go:)

Penny said...

It's a fantastic effect Joanne! I agree, it's quite like leather and masculine. There are some sprays called Moon Shadow Mist by Lindy's Stamp Gang. I have a couple of colours here and it's walnut ink based. Not sure if it's the same thing?? I got mine ages ago from the Stamp Attic.

You've reminded me that I haven't played with them for a long time!