Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monthly Technique Challenge ~ Kissing

Hello crafty friends. It's time for a new Monthly Technique Challenge! This month's theme is... 
Kissing Technique
However, this type of kissing doesn't require anyone to pucker up! We're talking about kissing your stamps & inks together to create awesome effects! 

Stamp 2 Stamp Kissing
You'll need a solid image stamp {check out our silhouettes} along with a small or background image and two colors of ink.
Ink up your solid image using the lighter ink color, then ink your other image in the darker color and "kiss" it to the inked solid image. 
This is what the ink looks like on the stamp.
And the final result of this "kissing" technique:
Stamp 2 Stamp kissed image stamped on white paper
Pretty cool huh? Here's another way to do a Kissing Technique:

Kiss Off
Use one color of ink and "kiss" off that color using a small or background image.
If you are using a small image that you repeat (like shown here) you will need to clean the ink off the stamp before kissing it again to remove the ink from the solid stamp.
Here is the inked and "kissed-off" stamp.
Kiss-Off image stamped on white paper

Kissed Ink
You can also "kiss" a solid image with two different colors of ink. I LOVE to do this with a solid flower image! 
Inked in Dandelion Yellow Shades Dye Ink

Ink your solid stamp with one color {the lighter of the 2 colors you chose}.

"Kiss" the darker colored ink around the outside edges.
Kissed Ink image stamped on white paper
Our Shades Dye Ink Spots are PERFECT for ink kissing!

Experiment with different stamps and colors - you'll create an awesome effect! There's also a Splitcoast tutorial for this technique {and one with a twist} here.

Here is some fabulous Kissing Technique inspiration created by our talented DT Sweeties:

We'd love to see your Kissing Technique project {cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, mixed media and altered art are welcome}, so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.
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This is our Monthly Technique Challenge, so it will run through February 14th. Check out all the monthly challenges here. Happy Stamping! 


An'Jenic G. said...

Beautiful creations by the DT. And I've never tried the kissing technique. I think I will this weekend.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful designs, love the variety of ideas.

Debbie Adams said...

Thanks for showing the kissing technique. Sometimes you forget all these fantastic techniques. Totally inspired by the DT's creations in using this technique.
Thank you :D

Inka said...

great! it's my first time with "kissing" ;))