Monday, March 08, 2010

Distress Ink Cloudy Sky Backgrounds using masks/stencils (+Hi, I'm back!)

Hello everyone, long time no blog! I'm feeling better and taking advantage of it by getting crafty. I will have at least 3 new rubber stamp sheets to share with you all in the coming weeks.

For now, check out this easy way you can add clouds to your rubber stamp art using distress ink pads (colors used were broken china and faded jeans), a mask (stamp your main image on paper and cut it out), a stencil (draw a bumpy cloud ridge shape and cut it out too), and use a sponge/dauber to apply your distress inks.

Here's what it looks like in progress:

Here's a finished artist trading card using this technique:

(The ATC measures 2.5"x3.5", the Halloween Cat and Fairy rubber stamp was colored with Marvy LePlume II markers. I added some white highlights to the clouds and moon with a white pastel/chalk pencil.


Healing Woman said...

Thankyou for sharing this method. I hope to be purchasing some stamps from you soon.
I enjoy your posts!

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess said...

Welcome back! Hope you are feeling well...lots of love to you! xoxo Barbara

Carol said...

SO GLAD you are back and feeling better!

Elaine A said...

Hi Kimberly -

So glad you are feeling better. We missed you! I love your card - thank you so much for the tutorial. You stay well.

Elaine Allen

Anonymous said...

Very glad your back and feeling well!! Can't wait to see your new items. Blessings,

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EditorMule said...

Your work and your tutorials are truly inspiring. Glad you started blogging again because I am busting out with ideas thanks to your creative spirit.
-Valerie MacEwan

Evy-Ann said...

Happy to see you are back.
Healing thoughts from Norway :-)

Anonymous said...

Hello Kimberly :)
So happy you are back and feeling better!


JoTee said...

Happy to see you back, have long admired your artwork, you offer lots & lots of "inspirations" with all your colorful projects. Thank you for sharing.

I hope soon to order some of your "fabulous faces".

The Oregon coasts is one of my favorite places to visit, lots of memories along hwy 101. The rock formations on the beaches are awesome.

Hoping that you will continue to feel better & that being creative will help you heal.

Hugs from New Mexico

Amber Leilani said...

very cool! thanks for the tip!

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Sheila said...

I'm SO glad I've discovered you and your lovely blog, along with your retail site. I make jewelry, mostly soldered or vintage repurpose, but have been wanting to try my hand at polymer clay and clay molds. I'm ordering some of your dragonfly molds (I adore dragonflies), and am very excited about trying a new technique. I'll let you know how it goes!! Warm regards, Sheila