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.
Stamp & Colour the image
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.
Stamp the image onto cardstock.
Using a damp brush pull the colour out to colour all the petals.
Allow to dry then cut out
Create the background
Place a stencil over the background.
Tip: use a removable adhesive to hold the stencil in place.
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.
- Harmony Inkpads: Chinese Red, Honey Pot, Orange
- stamp of your choice
- waterbrush or paintbrush
- glass or craft mat