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 water. For the next layer, I tapped the foam tip into danube blue ink pad and repeated pulling color
After the ink dried, I stamped the image.
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.
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.
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