Friday, August 12, 2016

Sponged Background

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here :)

Today, I'm sharing how to create a sponged background. I actually did this technique a few weeks ago and made a very similar card, but I wanted to show how different the result looks, just by using more or less Colourless Blender. In the version I created previously, I kept my sponge very wet. But in this version, I used less Blender as was more controlled with it.

So, let's get to it!

I used a piece of sponge like this, but play around with different materials and find what you like.

 This is another of my favourite texture rags, but it didn't look right with the image when I tried it this time, so I opted for my trusty sponge!

I am using Thinkingoyouabella from Stamping Bella. She's perfect for this kind of background.

First of colour all around the image with T3, T5, T7 and T9. (You will see I have been very messy. It doesn't matter, as the texture rag will tidy all of this up.)

Next, squirt some Colourless Blender onto a plate and then dab the sponge into it. Wait a few seconds for some of the alcohol to evaporate. Starting in a corner, press the sponge onto the ink and hold in place for about three seconds.

Repeat this process, moving around the image until all the ink has been sponged.

The Colourless Blender has displaced some of the background ink onto the image, so push it back into the background before you colour the image.

Time to colour the image...

And then a card for her to live on... clean and simple of course!

Copics Used...
Background; T3, T5, T7, T9, Colourless Blender
Skin; E000, E00, E21, E11, E71
Eyes; B24, B37, C3
Hair; E51, E53, E55, E33
Top; RV63, RV55, RV17, RV69

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.


Rachel B. said...

Great card! Wonderful coloring!

Rachel B. said...

Great card! Wonderful coloring!