Saturday, 3 December 2011

Duster can do art

Hello, dear Creative Inspirations Paint friends! Irit is here again with my first December tutorial and this time I am going to show you how to use the Pressed Air or Duster to make some lovely artistic backgrounds.

This technique is well know as an Alcohol inks technique, but as you can see , it works just perfectly with our water based paints and a same Home store pressed air. So get you one- it will clean your PC as well!

Products used for this project:

Creative Imaginations Paints: Plum, Emerald, Spring Green, Gold

Glossy paper- I used the simple photo paper, you can use Ranger if you have it.

Pressed Air or Duster

Solid color cardstock- I used the same Burgundy color (DCWV)

Scalloped border punch

Fancy brad (Paper Studio)

Sentiment sticker (MLS)

And now for a work:

Step 1: Add a small water drop to you paint as we need it to be watery. Don't add a lot, just one drop is fine. Spread 4-5 drops of your watery paint over a glossy paper strip and spread it with the pressed air. Do it until the paint is dry, can take 3-4 times

Step 2: Add another color of watery paint- I used Emerald  over the same glossy paper and use  your Duster again

Step 3: Add 2 more colors- I used Light Green and Gold and use your Duster over them again. 3-4 colors are just fine, more can give you some messy and brown look.

You background is done and note make a project with this background. I made this small mini card, using a border punch for the edges ,then trimmed my background and added a strip for the sentiment and a brad for the finished touch.


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