Hi again, fellow Quietfire fans! Guest Designer Bibi from Nature's Print Shop here, with my second entry for March.
This time I want to show you how I make my landscapes, which is really easy. All you need is some ink pads, ink applicators (ink blending foam), tags or cardstock, and some rubber stamps.
First, I tear up two or three pieces from the sticky part of a Post-It note, so my masks stay still on the tag when I start smooshing ink. I prefer to turn my tag upside down and work my way downwards. I find it easier to do it this way because I can see better where I smoosh the ink. Just try it out and you'll soon find out which way you like to do it.
Sometimes I use naturalistic looking colors, but I find that I usually choose colors that don't look like any landscape I have seen, except in my imagination.
You can turn the tag over and make long landscapes, too:
On the tag below, I clear embossed the sentiment first.
The moon was masked off with a circle punched out from a Post-It note.
I love to work on smooth surfaces, such as coated tags and Speciality Stamping Paper from Ranger.
The ink applicators run more smoothly over these surfaces and the inks blend better, too.
If you haven't tried this technique before, I hope you will give it a go. But I have to warn you.... It can be HIGHLY addictive:
Thanks for looking, and have fun working as a "landscape architect"! :-)