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.
Thanks for checking in on me today!