Friday, August 2, 2013


I love this huge tree with all the details of the branches.

I created the background first.  I dropped Spectrum Noir Ink Refills onto Ultra High Gloss White Cardstock and blew it around with a straw, spritzing alcohol to help blend and move color. I did the grass first and then added the sky, allowing the colors to run together and leaving some white spaces. I blew in a horizontal direction, which created some abstract cloud formations. This is a fun and forgiving technique.  If you are not happy with the results, you can spritz more alcohol and blow the color around more.

After it dried, I inked up the tree - lightly inking the ground. I dabbled off some of that ink from the ground with a paper towel.  I wanted the black on the ground to be subtle so that the SN ink remained vivid and did not get covered up.  TIPs:  If there are any areas that do not get a solid imprint, use a cotton tip to dip in ink pad and fill in black ink.  When I trimmed my image, I turned it face down so I would not get any lines in the ink.

NOTE: be sure to work in a well ventilated area. the smell of the alcohol can sometimes be strong.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful background and a perfect scene for your majestic tree!!!

Gabby said...

FAB bkgrd, great tree stamp! :)

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!!

SandyK said...

Fabulous card.