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Polished Stone Tutorial

Posted by on August 17, 2011

The polished stone technique is another one that I waited a really long time to try, thinking it would be harder than it was. I’m happy to report that is another fun and easy way to add the Wow factor to your paper crafting!

Supplies needed:

  • Cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Classic reinkers (2 or 3)
  • Glossy white card stock

First, wet your cotton ball thoroughly with the alcohol. Then add two or three drops of each of the colors to the reinker directly on to the cotton ball. Here I used Rose Red and Pretty in Pink.

Begin dabbing your cotton ball around the glossy white card stock. Try not to dab in the same place, as you do not want the colors to look too muddy or blend too much.

When your card stock is completely covered, let it dry for a few minutes.

Now you are ready to finish your card!

There are variations on this technique which include either a metallic reinker or shimmer paint. You can add drops of these to the glossy white card stock before you start dabbing with the inked up cotton ball. If you use one of these, you may need to heat set your project, or use an acrylic sealer.

Have fun with this technique, and let me know what you create!

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