Monday, May 30, 2011

Field of Pink

This tree from QKR Stampede can be purchased in three different sizes to suit your needs.  This is the largest size and you'll find a store link to it below.

This technique requires heat drying between ink applications and a gloss cardstock; 80% gloss was used but the technique has also been done on a high gloss cardstock.

Direct to paper means rubbing the ink pad on the cardstock.

-Using the direct to paper technique with a swirl motion rub on the sky using two colors, lightest first and if you don’t like the first swipe continue until the line is to your liking.

-Tear in half a piece of paper that’s larger than the image panel and form a mountain if desired. Mask off the sky area and direct to paper the mountains trying not to over saturate the paper with ink, but if it does leave marks above the landscape just move the mask higher and swipe again to cover the ink.

-Use a second torn paper to mask the mountain area; the inks can overlap. I used a combo of swiping and blotting to add the pink then used a sponge to add darker colors of the same family.

-A third piece of torn paper was used to add the closest hill or I often use a piece that I’ve already used but at a different angle.

-Stamp on the tree image with StazOn – Jet Black, and to blend the image into the landscape mask off using the image as a guide. Direct to paper the hill with StazOn.

-To add a tree line at the base of the mountain I masked off the pink area and inked the very top of the tree image and stamped multiple times.
Images: QKR Stampede - 22101 Trees
Paper: Bazzill – turquoise, brown, Fiskars black for layers, The Paper Man – black base, unknown 80% glossy
Ink: Ranger distress inks: sky – faded jeans, broken china, mountain – rusty hinge, frayed burlap, tree line – pine needles, pink field – worn lipstick, fired brick, barn door, pine needles, hills – black soot, tree and center hill – StazOn Jet Black
Accessories: The Paper Studio – black brads, foam squares
Tools: sponge, SU mat pack, Bazzill piercer