Sunday, June 16, 2024

Stormy Skies

Making your own background can be challenging and exciting. I used some distress ink pads directly onto the paper. Read below to see why each color looks differently when applied. 

   Thoughts & Prayers

   Basic White A-2, 5-1/4 x 4 (2)

   Tuxedo Black Memento

Distress Inks:
   stormy sky
   frayed burlap
   dried marigold
   forest moss

   Distress Ink Pad Direct to Paper

   (Water Painter/Paper Towel)

I used the mini size distress ink pads on this card. Each of the colors was applied a bit differently on the paper, which gave it its unique look.

First, I gently swiped the stormy sky ink pad across the top of the Basic White panel a few times from left to right. I did dab a bit here and there which gave a bit darker impression.

I then took the frayed burlap pad and whipped the pad, touching the paper with the right side of the pad, and then another pass with the left side of the pad. If you look closely, you can see the motion of the pad.

Next, I used the dried marigold ink. I swiped it across, but used a small water painter to add a touch of water on it. I quickly dried it up with a towel.

I then used the forest moss on the bottom. I applied it using a circular motion, slightly touching the paper here and there. 

Next, I used a water painter to brush on some water and smooth a few areas. I dabbed the panel with a paper towel. This caused a few of the white areas to turn yellowish. I assume it pulled the yellow out of the browns and orange.

Once, the panel was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment and the tree, using Tuxedo Black Memento.

Lastly, I adhered the panel onto the Basic White card front and added another Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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