Saturday, July 30, 2016

Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card with Ink Blending Technique

Hey Peaches! I'm bringing you a card that I made, using a color blending technique. It's actually quite simple! All you need is a piece of watercolor paper or thick cardstock (I used watercolor paper or thick Whisper White cardstock because it takes the ink saturation so beautifully), and some inks. I like to test out different combos on a scratch paper first before settling on my chosen colors. Generally, colors that are close in the same spectrum look best together (for example, in my card, I chose blues and purples), but just try experimenting with different colors and you might be surprised. The results are endless.

The next step is to get you ink blending tools. This can be sponges, sponge daubers, etc. I start with the lightest color and I recommend inking it onto your paper lightly at first and then build upon that color until it's the saturation you like. Then continue with the next colors. I like to got back over where each color meets and add some more of the previous color, making sure that I'm blending the colors smoothly. As a fun touch, you can put a little ink on a paint brush and flick it (or use your arm to tap the brush against) to get a beautiful ink splatter effect. I definitely recommend trying this technique on your projects. It's adds so much rich color-plus it's fun! As always, all supplies used to make this card are listed below. Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to comment and let know what you think of my projects and share your designs! I'd love to see what you come up with!

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