Do not try this if you aren’t ready to get inky! Take an ink pad, press it to a clear block to transfer ink, spray with a mist of water, and press block to paper. It’s that easy! I used shimmer white paper, watercolor paper works. Be careful with Whisper White or regular cardstock, it warps as it soaks up the water. When putting the ink on the block, I went from lightest to darkest so I didn’t get darker ink in the lighter pads. I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry. You can add ink to the blocks with sponges to (looks less saturated with color) or even re-inkers (looks more blotchy depending on how the ink spreads). The leafy stamp is from Tropical Chic, and the birds from Free as a Bird, both stamp in Staz On Black. The paper was still damp, so I used Staz On to make sure the stamping did not run or get blurry. Inspired by Karin Menghini’s team challenge to ink up our blocks and SoSS#161. The ink started flowing as I looked at the design team cards for “I is for Inks” challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers SoSS#161. I hope to keep getting inky this week! I forget about inky techniques, so this is a fun challenge to keep working on!