Monday, May 25, 2015

watercolor background with an acrylic block: MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge



This month's Ingenious Inking Challenge is about watercolor and more specifically, creating a watercolor wash for your card. Another super fun challenge! My life is rough, people. ;)

I chose to go a different route than simply applying a watered down ink to my card, I decided to give it some definition by using an acrylic block. Cool part about this technique is, you can create a ton of shapes for your background by simply using different blocks!

I pushed my Coral Crush ink pad and Persimmon ink pad directly onto my clean acrylic block. You can control how much color your background will have, depending on how much ink you apply. I used a large amount of Persimmon, so my background will be bolder.

Then, holding the block slightly away from myself, I spritzed water onto my block. About 4-5 squirts. More water will equal less intense color on your paper. Less water will yeild a stronger color on your paper.

This is what the block and the paper looks like when you set it on your paper. By the way, this is watercolor paper. You definitely need that paper to handle the water!

I did have a wee bit too much water...so I grabbed a paper towel and gently dabbed away the excess. I finished the card off with stripes (Striped Backgrounds), a bold sentiment (True Friends), and a flower (Die-namics Rolled Blooming Rose). 

Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for more information about this challenge, and all the fun challenges we have each month. And be sure and check out yesterday's post, as I once again got to do the MFTv Video for Monday!

thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly



3 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful Kimberly.

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card!

Dana Joy said...

Simple a gorgeous card Kimberly.