by Beate Johns
Create soft backgrounds with stipple brushes.
- Stipple Brushes
- Several shades of dye ink
Stamp your image on cardstock.
Add depth/shading with markers.
Hold the brush vertically, then tap stipple brush in the lightest colored ink several times.
Now tap your stipple brush softly on cardstock. Tap several times.
Repeat step 2 to load up more color.
Continue to add color to your cardstock.
Keep adding color until your entire piece of cardstock is covered.
Take a slightly darker ink, load your stipple brush up again and start adding this color to the cardstock.
Continue to add color until you like the way it looks.
I use a different brush for every color hue (I have one for browns, greens, blues, yellows, reds and oranges).
Stipple a third color ink to add more depth. With each of the darker colors, I leave a little area around the stamped images that I don't stipple. It will give your images a glowing look.
-When using the darkest color, I tap the inked up brush once on scrap paper.
-To blend the colors better, you can always go back over the image with one of the lighter colors.
Finish your card.
Try stipple resist over an clear embossed image.