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Hi, I’m Kristine and today we’re going to think ink
by taking you back to your childhood when you get
a little bit messy and have a whole lot of fun.
Today I’m going to be showing you how to make
a puddle pad using your re-inkers.
Now puddle pads may be a little bit messy but, trust me:
they are fun, organic, and worth the mess.
Here’s some of the things that you can create by using a puddle pad.
If you can look at this journal cover, behind my guitar,
I’ve got some fun, fabulous, kind of tie-dyed eclectic swirls
of ink using lots of different color.
Four colors from one stamped image, to be precise;
absolutely gorgeous, really daring and different.
It can give you a camouflage look, give you that tie-dye look.
Here’s a layout where we’ve used it as well.
Here you can see these beautiful swirls
that also use multiple different colors.
I’ve got goldrush, greens, a variety of blues.
It gives it a lot more pizzazz than just one single color might.
So how do you make a puddle pad?
It’s easier than you might think.
I like to use my Acrylix® Block as a base.
I’ve used my large Acrylix Block. It’s wonderful because
it’s non-porous so it makes cleanup very easy.
I’ve taken a handful of average baby wipes.
Use probably four or five.
You can see how thin my stack is. You don’t want to get it too thick.
And then here’s the fun part.
You might want to wear gloves. I’m not wearing gloves today.
You just pick three or four inks that you really like
and squeeze them on there. Good and thick.
Today I’m going to be working in lines
but you can squeeze them in all different kinds of circles, shapes;
any kind of fun, messy orientation that you want to.
I’m working with Outdoor Denim, with Goldrush.
Got a little Indian Corn Blue
and a little bit of Smoky Plum to round things out.
But virtually any three to four color combination
that you like can create a beautiful puddle pad.
So that’s what you have.
Doesn’t look too pretty; does it? Well, it’s going to.
Let me slide my puddle pad right over here
and bring my...Versa Mat™.
And I’ve got just a piece of White Daisy cardstock
and I’ve got this great guitar image.
And I want to lay it down—you do not want to move
your stamp at all on a puddle pad.
You just push it down...
firmly and then voíla!...
Transfer that to the paper, absolutely gorgeous.
Can you see how fun that is?
Really fun and it’s got some got some nice stripy characteristics.
I’ve got four colors in one single stamped image.
But to show you how versatile a puddle pad is,
What I’m going to do now is—
I think I will mix it up a little bit,
by changing the orientation of the stamp
on that ink pad that I’ve just created.
So same image, but different orientation,
and simply by changing the orientation
of the stamp, I get a completely different look.
That is some of the fun you can have with a puddle pad.
So you can see that in this particular instance,
I’ve trimmed out a second guitar and laid it over top of my swirls.
But I like my guitar so much that I think on the next one
I’m just going to keep that crazy tie-dyed look going.
Now if you like puddle pads, as I mentioned
they also work great for a camouflage look.
They’re beautiful with flowers.
Let me show you this great card.
Here I’ve used a puddle pad. I’ve got some different colors.
Some Sorbets, some rich Hollyhock stamped with an outline of Cocoa.
And by rotating that flower image every single time I stamp,
I get a completely unique flower.
So for a stamp set and design that is uniquely you, as you are,
try jumping into a puddle pad
for some fun and creative explosion yourself.