What can we do with our normal, standard dye ink pads? We can stamp on paper, water color and also use them with heat embossing. Many more options too! In this series, I will explore each week (on Tuesdays or Fridays) all of the possibilities we have with our stamp pads of dye ink that are on hand in our craft stash. Today I will create an ombre look using a sponge brayer. You can do it, too!
The concept of ombre ink blending an image is this: to create a gradient color blend that fades color from top to bottom. This method of coloring an image allows the paper you are coloring to show up nicely Commonly crafters use a special tool to bring the ink to the paper. A sponge Brayer or sponge daubers are most commonly used.
My suggestion for demonstrating this project is play with the tools first. Once you get a feel for how the brayer lays on the color, then get serious about your project. Choosing colors to use is the fun part! One stamp pad will work okay in a project but adding a few more colors steps up the color wow factor. Be sure your color choices share the same color tones and the blend will look natural.
What is the advantage to using your stamp pads? For obvious reasons, using a colored ink offers many more options and opportunities for creating cards. For this project, I matched the ink to the card stock and the result will be pleasing. It’s also a great way to get more color from one ink pad. Applying a light coat of ink will lend a light shade and vice versa.
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For a visual demonstration of this project, take a look at the video I made for this project.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Having a new technique is a great way to stretch your craft supplies. Next week I will offer up another suggestion for using your stamp pads for ways other than standard stamping an image. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m so glad you are here 🙂
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