January 4, 2012

Love Is In The Air (Spot Coloring Technique)

This week the Penny Black Blog is featuring cards that contain spot coloring.  This is a fun technique for creating bold statements of color.

Two different types of spot coloring were used on Penny Black’s “In the Air”.

(1)  The sentiment was inked with red and black VersaFine ink pads before stamping for a two-tone effect. 

(2)  To add another corresponding punch of color, the extra elevated balloon was accented with red micro-fine glitter.

Tip/Hint:  Red Stickles were applied to the elevated balloon and while wet, red micro-fine glitter was sprinkled on top.  When dry, a light brush was used to dust away any excess or loose glitter.

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Penny Black Stamps: In the Air 40-093
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001
Art Institute Glitter: Ruby Red Microfine Opaque
Ranger: X-Mas Red Stickles
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Crimson Red VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder