Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Splitcoast tutorial: Stamped Brayer Blending

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Stamped Brayer Blending - isn't this pretty?!
I haven't used this background for a while, but I love the design (ahem, it's one of mine!) - the trees are in the negative which allows all the ink to create amazing sky backgrounds! I should do more of these - any requests? I brayered the ink right onto the stamp, and rather than applying all the ink at once, I did one color at a time from light to dark, then repeating until I had the saturation I wanted. Once all the inking was done, I misted lightly with water and lifted with a paper towel to add that texture to the background.
The die cut deer is three layers thick - next time I'll do some trimming on that top layer to add a little more dimension to the legs and head - thought about that too late.

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  1. Dina this is stunningly beautiful. Colors, composition….everything about it.

  2. Ohhh, this is just beautiful! I have to go look up the tutorial for this card : ) Love the technique effect on the background!

  3. very pretty background to your dies!