Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Bash: Ink Smooshing


Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with Winnie and Walter’s 3rd Birthday Bash! Today’s technique is Ink Smooshing with Heather H! You can get all the details and link up our own ink-smooshed card at the Winnie and Walter blog right here:


Whenever I make these square cards with the nine-square backgrounds, I always make the squares by painting a scrap piece of watercolor paper, then cutting nine tiny one-inch squares. But for today’s card, I created all of the background squares from a new technique (new to me), of ink smooshing!

I picked out a few pretty ink colors I liked, in shades of pink and yellow, and smooshed them all on to an acrylic block, then smooshed them on my watercolor paper. The result was a big salmon-colored smear. So I cut it into nine squares and added the Winnie and Walter In a Word: Hello Cutaway. The feathers were painted in watercolor and then splattered in darker shades. This was a fun technique that I think I’ll try again, and experiment more with water spritzing and ombre color effects. Smooshing all the color into one big pile gave me a solid color block that I thought looked good with these pretty brownish feathers.


Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!



3 thoughts on “Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Bash: Ink Smooshing

  1. Janis in ID says:

    Wow…..Michele this is so colorful and pretty!!! I don’t think of using leaves without flowers in the spring, but with these bright colors it is perfect! Your nine-square design really is a great background for them and for your layered Happy sentiment die cuts.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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