Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Inked Gradient Technique

I saw a nifty set of cards on Pinterest this weekend, and I loved the simplicity of the technique which requires only three ink pads . . . two colors and one black.

I thought I'd give it a try with a few of my favorite CS® inks and stamps.

I started with Leaf ink and sponged it onto the bottom half of a 4x5.25" White panel with a CS® Ink Applicator.

Next up, Lagoon ink, sponged onto the other edge. I have a few sponge edge marks on there, but we'll take care of those in the next step.

Stamp images onto the card with black ink. The images from the Orient Express collection make a great masculine card. And I added that crackle noise to the background with matching ink colors for a nice finishing touch.

Next, I tried it with Ruby and Topaz inks along with stamps from the Comfort Zone kit. Yummy! I love how the two ink colors combine to make a secondary color in the middle. Here are the two completed cards.
I hope you give 'er a try!


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