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....

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