So here's my first tutorial. It's just a picture tutorial, but I'm hoping that I can get back into making a video tutorial every now and then. It's been over a year since I made one, so it's safe to say that I'm way overdue for one. But for now...pictures will have to do.
This is a technique that I used on my card for this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop (and one that I leaned almost a year ago, but no recollection of where or whom...so my apologies.), and thought I'd start this "weekly" feature with it. Have you ever wanted a splatter of ink on your project, but you just didn't want to break out a spray pen/bottle and reinkers and rubbing alcohol, especially if the area was small? Did you just say to yourself, "Forget it. I'll just make my project without it."? Well, this technique is perfect for those times, as it's quick prep and clean up. All you need is an ink pad and a waterbrush (a paint brush and water should work as well).
|Start with your project. In my case, Snowflake #2 from the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge cut from White Daisy cardstock.|
|Squeeze the center of the Grey Flannel ink pad. I normally use both hands, but I needed one to take the photo. LOL This will transfer ink from the pad to the lid.|
|Using your waterbrush, pick up some Grey Flannel ink. The more water you use, the softer the color will be.|
|Create shading by placing color on the edge of each "leaf" (they look like leaves to me and I don't know what else to call them). :)|
|Here's the snowflake with the shading completed.|
|Squeeze the Twilight ink pad...just like I did above with the Grey Flannel.|
|Forcefully tap the waterbrush barrel against your stationary hand. The sudden stop will help to sling the ink onto your project. Make sure to protect your work surface though, as more than your project will get splattered. ;)|
|Splatter some more...|
|...and splatter some more until you're satisfied with the results.|
|Can you just pretend that the big splat of blue isn't there? I accidentally touched the snowflake with my brush on the last splatter. :( Though strangely enough, I don't hate it.|
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and here's to hoping that I'll have another one ready next week. ;) That's my goal, right? Until next time....Happy craftin'!