I have watched a lot of Youtube videos on ink blending and I’ve been wanting to try it out. My first attempt is to create a galaxy background. It seems quite daunting at first but this idea really excites me.
I created these 2 panels today to practice ink blending on both watercolor paper (right) and normal white cardstock (left). I used Ranger Distress Ink Pads and Simon Says Stamp Pigment Inks. I blend in the inks with the Ranger mini blending tool. For the card on the right, I used Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. For the one on the left, I used Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.
Turns out ink blending is NOT EASY!! I tried my best to be light-handed to avoid leaving harsh lines, but that is IMPOSSIBLE for a beginner like me LOL. However, after flicking a lot of stars onto the cards you can’t really see those lines! So I guess you don’t have to be super careful at this 🙂
Then, I stamped out a moon using silver (right) and grey (left) ink. This stamp set is called To The Moon and it is from Altenew. I am so in love with this stamp set now! I think I will create more cards using this stamp set! Then I cut the moon out with a circle die cut and added shading to it for realism.
If you’d like video tutorial, go ahead and click on the video above. Happy creating!
I have entered this card to Virginia’s View Challenge #19