Friday, February 21, 2014

Peaceful Water Scene

My design today features a technique for building color.   The scene image used is from the Stamp-It Australia EZMount Stamp Set 70 - Lucious Landscapes.

I created the background first using Memento ink refills and ink pads on High Gloss Cardstock. I cut the piece of cardstock to fit the scene. With this technique, you will create a nice finished edge. Starting with the lightest shade of blue summer sky, I dipped the the foam tip into refill ink and lightly pulled from the outside edge in, in a horizontal direction. By starting with the ink refill, the surface is being saturated and makes the rest of the process smooth. Next, I tapped the foam tip onto the same blue ink pad and pulled color in the same way, all around the piece of cardstock, leaving two areas of white space - this will be the light in the sky and reflection in the waterFor the next layer, I tapped the foam tip into danube blue ink pad and repeated pulling color

The next layer was with paris dusk ink pad and then a small amount of  tuxedo black ink pad. 

I went back in added some more summer sky.

After the ink dried, I stamped the image. 

After it dried, I added more color - first some more danube blue and paris dusk along the shore line to help differentiate the sky form the water.  NOTE: This is a forgiving technique. My black was not completely dry and smeared a little adding to the fogginess of the scene, as well as water movement.

I used a heat gun to make sure it was completely dry, then added a little angel pink and dandelion around the inside of the white highlights.  For a final touches, I inked up a piece of one of the other images in the set and stamped some foliage in the foreground. I also added a few highlights with a white gel pen. 

Shout Out: I learned this technique from Kevin of Stampscapes. You can see his video here.  Kevin creates beautiful scenes using ink blending techniques and highlights.

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Trena this is gorgeous...and so serene indeed! Very calming scene you created!

Cathy said...

WOW! Trena this scene is stunning, thank you for sharing how you created it and for the link, it's such a beautiful effect, Cathy x