Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Smooshing: Three Ways

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone and happy Friday! It's Lydia here. Today I will be showing you how to “ink smoosh” using three different types of ink: ink pads, re-inkers, and ink sprays. The three different types of inks do give varying results.

DSC01422pThe first card shows ink pads, the second card uses re-inkers, and the third features ink sprays. You are going to want to work on a non-porous surface, be that a craft mat, a glass surface, or even a piece of acetate would work.

Ink Pads

I started by adding Ruby Red, Coral Berry, and Frosty Pink Ink to my craft mat and then spritzed the ink with a little water to help it move. Then I took a piece of watercolor cardstock and placed it onto the pooling ink. I quickly heat set this and then added it back onto the remaining ink to add more interest. When this was dry, I then added Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf Ink to the craft mat, spritzed with water and then added the piece on top of this. Then I left it to dry completely.


I did the same technique as before but this time added drops of Ruby Red, Coral Berry, and Frosty Pink Re-Inkers to my craft mat. Then spritzed with a little water before adding a piece of watercolor cardstock over the inks. I heat set this before moving onto Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf Re-Inkers, I added drops of these to the craft mat, spritzed with water and added the cardstock over again, before leaving this to completely dry.

Ink Sprays

I sprayed Ruby Red, Coral Berry, and Frosty Pink Ink Sprays onto my craft mat. As this medium already has a high amount of water within it, I could miss out the spritzing of the water and could just put the watercolor cardstock directly over the ink spray. I quickly dried this using a heat tool before moving onto Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Ink Sprays and did the technique as before, and left it to dry.

DSC01424Once all the pieces were dry, I stamped the large flower image from Peony Spray Stamp Set into place using Permanent Black Ink and then die cut it out using the coordinating die. The sentiments on each of the cards came from the same stamp set.

For a video that shows how these cards came together please watch below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Peony Spray Stamp & Die Bundle
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Peony Spray Stamp Set
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Peony Spray Die
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Oval Frosty Pink
Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Coral Berry
Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Ruby Red
Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Frayed Leaf
Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Oval Forest Glades
Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Re inker Frosty Pink
Frosty Pink Re-inker
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Re inker Coral Berry
Coral Berry Re-inker
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Re inker Ruby Red
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Re inker Frayed Leaf
Frayed Leaf Re-inker
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Re inker Forest Glades
Forest Glades Re-inker
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Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Coral Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Ruby Red Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Frayed Leaf Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Forest Glades Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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barbara lassiter October 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM

These are lovely. Thanks for the great technique video! :)

June F October 28, 2018 - 6:37 AM

I love smooshing Lydia. Your colour choices are so vibrant and pretty

Happy crafting….

Conniecrafter October 29, 2018 - 9:10 AM

All are so gorgeous!


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