Stencil Background

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See How It's Done

Learn a fun technique with our inkpads in this tutorial from design team member Jo McKelvey. She uses her Harmony inkpads and a stencil to create a vibrant background and to paint an image.

About the Range

Spectrum Noir Inkpads are perfect for all of your stamping and colouring projects. Within the range, our Harmony Water-Reactive Dye Inkpads are the perfect solutions for blending and distressing colour. They're slow-drying and easy to re-work with water, for a huge range of stunning blended distress effects.

These inkpads will give you a bold, punchy colour with an extra-long 'open time' for blending, diffusing, and reworking.

See how she did it by following the steps below. Try it yourself and be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest.


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Stamp & Colour the image

Step 1:
Ink your stamp up with a mix of Chinese Red, Orange and Honey Pot. Tap the inkpad directly onto the stamp in different areas with each colour until you've covered the whole stamp.

Step 2:
Stamp the image onto cardstock.


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Step 3:
Using a damp brush pull the colour out to colour all the petals.

Allow to dry then cut out


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Create the background

Step 4:
Place a stencil over the background.

Tip: use a removable adhesive to hold the stencil in place.

Step 5:

Using the same colours as used on your flower, sponge ink onto the cardstock through the stencil with a blending sponge. To create the desired effect, use the lightest colour toward the centre, then the midtone, then the darkest at the edges. Assemble the card as desired.

Try making one yourself today! Be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest!

Supplies

  • Harmony Inkpads: Chinese Red, Honey Pot, Orange
  • cardstock
  • stencil
  • stamp of your choice
  • waterbrush or paintbrush
  • glass or craft mat