Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Splitcoast Tutorial - Cloudy Backgrounds

It's my turn to share a tutorial over on Splitcoast - since the last couple of tutorials have been more "involved" I thought it would be fun to just share a couple of simple techniques for creating Cloudy Backgrounds in an outdoor scene.

Several people have asked me how I do clouds, and I've included an explanation in the Inkling, but thought stepped out photos would be more helpful. For the first card here I used watercolors to do the sky...

The trick is painting in the negative space, and I have some tips over on the tutorial page!

The second card is sponged using a punched scalloped circle as a mask - I work in small sections and keep rotating the circle to create the cloud tops.

For these clouds, I don't worry about the bottoms - the look here is created by the layers of springing, working from top to bottom.

This card has a tag tucked in behind the main panel - this is an old sentiment I designed for smARTworks years ago... it's been fun to unearth these as I get my unmounted stamps organized. The bunny stamps come from The Cat's Pajamas.

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1 comment:

  1. Dina, I saw your cards in the galleries yesterday, when I was strolling through. I didn't get to leave a comment, as I got pulled off my computer. BUT I WANTED TO! ;) Your cards are SO CUTE & BEAUTIFULLY DONE, as always!!! NO WONDER people ask you how you did the clouds! ;) Going to check out your tutorial! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)