Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Splitcoast Tutorial: Ink Spritzer Background

This week on Splitcoast we've collaborated with Clearsnap to bring you a fun background tutorial using Ink Spritzers! I made the video for the tutorial and these are the samples you'll see me make... this first one is made using the spritzers on a plastic folder on Neenah cardstock:

This technique produces a pretty direct print of the ink patterns, and since Neenah is pretty absorbent cardstock, it's a great paper for this method.

For this background, I used hot press watercolor and gave my ink spritzers a couple of mists of water before printing to help the colors blend together. It's a completely different look, and it was fun to experiment! The stamp set I used here is called Howl I Live, and it's from Whimsy Stamps - I colored it in with Copics and added some watercolor details.

This was another print I took after I finished the misted print, and I thought it was too beautiful to cut - it ended up as this beautiful nautical scene! It's in my store if anyone would like a print!

Hope you're having a great week! I've got a lot on my plate with a deadline for Valentine stamp art next week and a commissioned pet portrait in progress - wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That misted print is absolutely gorgeous! God has given you a wonderful eye for transferring your mind to paper.

  2. The lighthouse is really nice. And good 'luck'on all of your projects.

  3. Your first two cards are SO CUTE! I know a friend who would LOVE THEM too! Should look for those stamps! ;) AND your water colored print is GORGEOUS!!!!!! WOW!!!! Will you show us the commissioned piece you're doing? Would LOVE to see! ;) We'll see those Valentines goodies I'M SURE! ;)God Bless you on your work, Dina! You're mimicking God when creating! ;)

    1. Peek over at my Instagram, Becky - I'm sharing my progress there! @dinakowalcreative

  4. Gorgeous backgrounds with your misting techniques. Dina....your lighthouse print is absolutely Stunning! TFS all....Hugs