Happy Sunday (and Easter to those that celebrate it)!
Today, I’m going to show you a card that I made from die cuts (cut from my Silhouette) and colored with a spritzer and copics (for the background) and distress inks/dylusions sprays (for all the die cuts).
I knew I wanted bright spring colors on my project, so I decided to use my Spritzer and Copics for the multi-colored blue sky and Distress Inks and Dylusions Sprays for the die cuts. All these choices add dimension to the project with colors and blending of colors.
Distress Inks by Tim Holtz and Dylusions Sprays are both reactive with water and cause blending of colors. I will take you step by step through my process.
I started with the grass and the sun.
As you can see, I combined the green in the Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and Cut Grass Dylusions Ink Spray to get my multi-toned green grass (still wet in picture. I did dry it with my heat gun to move the color in the water along the die cut and to speed up the drying process.) I combined Squeezed Lemondade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks with Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray for the sun. For all the combos, I put some color down on my craft mat and then misted with water and colored the die cuts by smooshing them into the color on my mat.
For the Die Cut Eggs:
Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Fired Brick and Mustard Seed Distress Inks
Picked Raspberries and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks
Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed Distress Inks
I then took my background paper and spritzed it with two different Copic markers to create the sky. I got my Spritzer from Amazon awhile back, but know that Tim Holtz also sells one. You can add any kind of marker into the barrel and point the tip down towards the nozzle. Then point it towards your paper and squeeze. You will get spritz of color from your marker onto your paper. I’ve done this like this and with stencils, with Copics, CTMH markers and with Sharpies. I’ve even used my Wink of Stella in my Spritzer.
And my final sky before adding any layers and then with the layers added.
I then trimmed off the extra (I wanted you to see how I layered the grass, etc.) to get my final project.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial on how to use a Spritzer and Distress Inks/Dylusion Ink Sprays to get a project with dimension by mixing and playing with color. I would love to see what you’ve created using any of these great products. Be sure to link them up, so that we can be inspired by your creations!
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