5 February 2016

How to splat!

Morning :)

Have you seen the new Make it Clean and Simple Challenge? Oh you're missing a whole post of gorgeousness if you’ve not! Get and take a looksie. This month, we would like to see Splats. Simples.

I've been playing around with backgrounds using Copic Re-Inkers lately, so I went with that. Some of you asked for a Tutorial last time I used this technique. It's a bit further down :)

I’ve been bustin' to colour up Bridgette in Love since she was released. I thought she’d go perfectly with some of the (also new) Outlined Words With Love Chipboards, which are not only FAB, but soooooooooooo easy to use. Luuuuuurve them.

So, Re-Inkery Backgrounds. In true Blue Peter fashion, you will need...

 Non-Stick Craft Mat
Your choice of Re-Inkers
Spray Bottle Filled with Colourless Blender
Glossy Cardstock

For this card, I just used pinks, but in a minute, I’ll talk to you about multiple colours.

Add a few drops of R81 to the Craft Mat with a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender. The more sprays of Colourless Blender you use, the more diluted the colour becomes.

 Take the Glossy Cardstock and dab it into the inky solution on the Craft Mat (You want to add the ink to the glossy side of the card!) Press down lightly. Let the ink dry.

Repeat the process, adding more Re-Inker and Colourless Blender to the Craft Mat as necessary.

I used less Colourless Blender on this last ‘dunk’ to make the final layer of splats a bit deeper.

Repeat the above steps until you’re happy with your background.


If you want to use multiple colours for a background, I've found it best to build layers with one colour at a time. When I laid down all the colours at once, it all got a bit murky and muddy.

Start with YG03 and apply to the glossy cardstock, as above.  Wipe away any leftover YG03 from the Craft Mat. Add a few drops of B91 and a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender.

If you're happy, leave it here, but I've decided to add some V22.

 I think the V22 has ‘swamped the B91...

That's better!

I would like to enter the following Challenges...
MarkerPop - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Project Copics Used... 
Background; R81, R85, Skin; E000, E00, E01, E11, E71, Hair;  E31, E33, E39, E59, Eyes; C3, B12, B05, Pink; R81, R83, R85, R39, Light Grey; C3, C5, Dark Grey; C5, C7, C9

Re-Inkers Used...
R81, R83, YG03, B91, V22

Make it Colour Blending Card from Marker Geek  
Make it Crafty Bridgette in Love Digi Stamp
Make it Crafty Outlined Words With Love Chipboards


Blankina said...

Super pretty, love the image and cool background, lately I am playing with my copic refills too, next week two versions on the copic italy blog. Must try this to, hugs Blankina

Unknown said...

Wow, what a stunner!! Your coloring is out of this world!!! Just love it!!! Hugs and sunshine

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Awesome...thanks so much for sharing this Faye. Gonna give it a try for sure.

Only By His Grace said...

Thanks for the tutorial Faye. I will give this a try and hope it turns out like yours. your Bridget in Love is stunning.
Hugs Maz

Annette said...

Wow, I'm not sure I'm brave enough to do the backgrounds. I know mine would end up with more on me than the card! Love Bridgette; as always, your colouring is STUNNING.

Kerri said...

Awesome love your work!!!!

jimlynn said...

LOVE it! Love that background and will have to try that for sure. Looks like watercoloring - which I have so much trouble with. Love your entire card Faye and of course the coloring on the image is just perfect. Fabulous card!

Mrs A. said...

Pink one is my favourite and that image is fabby dabby. Hugs Muver.

Lisa InkyWings said...

Thanks for sharing! That looks so cool and lovely. Need to try it out this way for a background.


Gwyneth said...

Lovely card and great tutorial.

chrilvian said...


Lorraine said...

Lorraine x

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Love that sweet image! Your coloring is amazing!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


suzanne2 said...

Hello Faye, a friend told me about your amazing blog and sent me to check out. I'm so glad she did! This tutorial looks great, I'm going to give it a try today but I one stupid question, do you stamp your image onto the coloured background and colour over it or have you stamped on seperate card and cut her out then stuck her onto the background? Sorry if this is a stupid question!
Hugs Suzanne xx