Ink is applied to a piece of cling film which in turn is placed on a sheet of paper or cardstock. The crinkles in the cling film leave an intricate web on the page.
- Spread a sheet of cling film onto the work surface.
- Rub the ink pad over the cling film, coloring a patch slightly larger than the finished required size.
- Take the cling film and place face down on the paper or cardstock. Quickly move the cling film around so it forms a crinkled surface.
- When dry, gently remove the cling film and finish project as required.
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- Wet the background surface first for a more subtle effect.
- Lighter shades are achieved by wetting the cling film as this dilutes the ink.
- Try rubbing the ink onto the background first and then place cling film to the surface 'swooshing' it around to form a pattern. The effect will depend on the type of paper or cardstock and ink.
- Stamp different colored inks on to the cling film to get a multi colored finish.
- Practice with combinations of different papers and inks, keeping a record of results.
What You Need
- Paper or cardstock
- Stamping ink (any type)
- Normal household clingfilm