Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Debbie's Bat Birthday Card
Inks used were Stampin' Ups Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, and Black craft ink.
A white gel pen for highlighting.
A sponge daubers to sponge in the sky and another to sponge in the foreground.
Stamp sets Serene Silhouettes from Stampin' up! and the bats are from a retired set called Wicked Cool.
I masked off the moon and sponged in the sky, first using Marina Mist ink pad and dauber, I always start on the mask and working outwards.
When I was happy with the density of the colour, I sponged on the Midnight Muse ink this time starting from the edges of the card and working in towards the moon but not quite getting there.
Having completed the sky, I removed the mask and blotted off any excess ink from the dauber on scrap paper then gently sponged over the edges of the moon, just to add a small amount of colour and depth to the outer edges and leave some white patches towards the centre.
To form the clouds drifting across the moon I used the very edge of the dauber and without adding ink I dragged it part way across the moon. These drag marks kind of look like streaky clouds drifting by.
When all the black ink had dried completely, I added white dots and dashed with a white gel pen to give the impression of moonlight hitting the edges of the plant life.
I have to say doing random dots and dashes does seem to look better than highlights added precisely.