Tuesday, March 21, 2017
3.21.2017....New Ink Blending Technique...
I was lurking about the internet the other day and I came across a new ink blending technique I just had to try.
Apparently ( un-be-knownst (ha ha) to me) there are brush tools out there in the marketplace specifically for ink blending. And they are pricey!
Well I love my sponges and daubers...but I was up for a new challenge....but I just did not want to spend the money for the brushes...
So...I went in the bathroom and grabbed an old makeup brush...and went to work.
The inks I used were Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Tangelo Twist, Flirty Flamingo and Rose Red.
I loaded the brush with the daffodil ink and just started off the paper and kept brushing lightly side to side.
A juicy ink pad works best and it is time consuming....but it blends flawlessly and there are no sponge marks or oopsies ( ha ha)
The greeting and image were cut out of black card stock using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlet Dies.
The ribbon is Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon.
So the only problem I had was with the brush bristles falling out in my ink pad. I have done some further investigation and learned that other crafters who had this problem were using natural bristle brushes ( as was I)
Sythetic brushes are the way to go....Elf brand from Walmart seems to be the most used brand. Next time I am there I am going to pick one up....they are only about $3....