Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Next, I cut Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles (S4-307) in three sizes, out of SU Crumb Cake, SU Marina Mist, and White. I stamped the Crumb Cake layer with the captian's log, in Staz-on Black. Next, I took the Marina Mist layer, and stamped the globe all over it in Black, also. Finally, I took the white layer and stamped the ship on it in Staz-On Black. I swiped the sizes of the layers on the ink pads to add dimension, then I got out my SU blender pen. I used the blender pen to pick up ink from the ink pad lids, and shade/watercolor the ship and water. I used Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake on the picture. For the "stormy/cloudy" sky, I used a sponge with some SU Basic Gray.
If you've never used the blender pen, they're SUPER easy!!! I like to carefully squish the lid of my ink pads into the top before opening, then you have a palette of color to work with. You cold also use a drop of reinker in the lid. Carefully dip you pen into the color, and, Voila! You essentially have a paintbrush, without all the mess! Cleanup is easy, too! Just use a scrap piece of paper and swipe your blender pen on it until it runs clean. Easy-peasy, and look at the effect! You'll look like a watercolor master! :o) ~Hoppy Crafting!