I have been wanting to try this technique that Laura Bassen demonstrated for a long time and finally got to it - using a stencil and blending to create lighter and darker areas. I still need practice, but it was fun. Made my balloon stencils from Simon Says balloon dies and used my blending tool with distress inks, masking as I went along. Used the curly lines from handwritten borders (had to mask as I went with these also) to make the balloon strings, and then added the banner.
Registered: June 25, 2006 Location: Chicago 'Burbs Posts: 7772
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 4:48 AM
Those balloons look VERY cool! I think I need to try this technique, as well! Thanks for flying high with me this week!
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Registered: October 6, 2006 Location: in sunny Florida on the wonderful west coast. Venice FL Posts: 677
Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 12:50 PM
You did a super job with the coloring - and I like the realistic effect of a portion of the red balloon showing through the blue! It's very eye-catching, but soft at the same time. Love the colors chosen.