Sunday, March 5, 2017

Technique of the Month - Ink Smooshing

Hello Everyone!!! 
In 2017 while setting my Crafting goals, I decided to challenge myself and so I settled on the thought that each month I will come up with a card using a technique. I will try to demonstrate the technique and create a card using the technique.So today marks my 1st installment for the same. 

From my previous blog post and my Instagram posts you must have realized that I have become a great fan of "Ink Smooshing tehcnique", I guess which is introduced to all of us by Laura Bassen. There are a lot of tutorials available on Youtube and various forums about this technique.  It can be recreated using any kind of watercolors available at your disposal. I tend to get best results using either Tim Holtz Distress inks, Dyan Reavley's Dylusions ink sprays, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens or Dr. Ph Martin's liquid watercolors.

I have created a card using the same technique . Let's look at the card first .


Technique: The technique is really very simple. You need to remember to select colors that blend in well with one another so that you don't create a muddy mess. I had posted a short video on my Instagram feed showing the technique. You can view it here:

Doing a little ink smooshing today #zigcleancolorrealbrushpens #inksmooshing by @parabn17

Card: For this card I started off by stamping the image first in black ink on watercolor card stock.  The I have used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen to create the background. Once the background dried up, I added a few silver splatters  on the background using Fintec Mica palette. Then  I stamped the sentiment and adhered the card panel to purple card base using glue. Finally added a squins and finished the card.

I am submitting this card to :

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 

Supplies used:
Recollection card base - purple
Canson watercolor paper -140 lbs
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens 
Finetec MICA watercolor palette
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp set
Stampendous - Birthday wishes set
Versafine inkpad - Onyx Black
Recollections sequins 
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue 


  1. Brilliant card using the smooshing technique, Neha! One of the best to start your series! I love what you've created - the smooshing looks great with the beautiful flowers and the colors go so well together. Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
    xx Ashwini

  2. This is such a beautiful card Neha! just love that pretty flower and amazing smooshing effect too. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  3. Beautiful flowers and leaves stamped over your smooshed background, Neha! Gorgeous colours, made even special with the added shine of the silver splatters. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Beautiful smooshed colors, Neha! This is so springy and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Well executed smooshing and splatters :D The colours are simply gorgeous and so vivid.
    Beautiful card Neha. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. Love the messy look of this card! Great colours and soooo pretty!


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