AECP: Sweet Ink Blending

Feb 26, 2019 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

AECP: Sweet Ink Blending

Feb 26, 2019 | Uncategorized | 3 comments

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Are you ready for a design as fluffy as cotton candy?

This card is a recent favorite, for sure! I love how all of the inking techniques give it such a soft appearance, while the glitter paper panel adds a layer of texture, like sugar coated candies!

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Class #5: Easy Ink Blending

The Easy Ink Blending class introduces participants to a laundry list of tried and true inking techniques, along with a few fun and fresh ideas. I saw it as the perfect opportunity to blend a recent experiment with some trendy background blending.

My Project & Design

Altenew isn’t just about the florals. (What, you didn’t know?) I thought I’d showcase one of those non-floral sets – Way Too Sweet – to create this fun ink-blended card.

If you caught my video last week that featured stenciling on glitter paper, then the Deco Wallpaper panel should look familiar! To pull in some of the lessons, I added in the beautiful pink ombre blended background, and some emboss resist ink blending. Just like a bit of citrus or salt will cut the sweet in a dessert, the orange shade (Peach Perfect) in the Deco pattern and the tiny sweets cuts the pink and purple, leaving a fresh and crisp feeling vs. a sickly sweet feeling.

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Crafter’s Toolbox Videos

Of course, a video is way better than reading through instructions, so here’s the official Crafter’s Toolbox videos, showcasing the glimmer paper stenciling (in case you missed it here), and some basic ink blending with’s stencil brushes.

5 down, 5 to go!

This is the half-way point for my Altenew Educator Certification Program Level 1 training. I hope you’ve been enjoying these projects so far. What’s been your favorite? Share in a comment today!

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