My Sumi Smoosh with Vellum tute is below. I've also uploaded YouTube vids: Part 1 and Part 2.
Here is Melly Testa's tute on hand dyeing from her book Inspired to Quilt and here is Jane Lafazio's tute on Needle Felting. Next up: Lyric Kinard and Alisa Burke. I'll have their links up Thursday!
Sumi Smoosh with Vellum let's get to it!
White Vellum Paper
Plaste folder, or sheet that you can fold
Inks: 2 colors and a metallic (or what you have on hand)
Spray bottles (1 per color, I use Ranger's Mini-Misters)
if you don't have the spray bottles you can just drop some ink onto the plastic sheet
Brayer (or just rub your hand over the plastic to move it around)
If desired and at hand:
needle and thread
One of my students named this technique and it stuck. Great name: sumi is the Japanese word for ink.
First open up your plastic folder (clear plastic)
and drop or spray some inks in like so:
Now, close the plastic folder and rub or brayer the ink around, like this
Close up the plastic and brayer again. Open it, and voila!
There is always plenty of ink left over on the plastic sheets. So do it again. You can make more marks on the paper with stamps by picking up some of the leftover ink. Shown below are roller stamps made with double stick craft foam and wallpaper seam rollers.
Here: I used one of the pages in my journal. I sewed it in at the top of the page (could have stapled, taped, brad-ed, eyelet-ed, paperclipped). I used a Black Sharpie and a White Sharpie here as well as washi tape from Pretty Tape on Etsy.
Yes, very important to give directions on your journal page, right? Or perhaps, I'd have forgotten ...
Here's a close up of the sewing bit (bottom right)
I hope you will enjoy this simple technique. Let me know if you try it out. I'm looking forward to seeing Melly's and Jane's tutes. There are more coming every day for the rest of the week! Fun, right?