Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sponged Sunset Tutorial

Hi everyone, today's tutorial is all about making a cool sunset using sponge daubers and post-its.  And of course ink!
Materials needed
Shadow stamp image -Harley Bikes-Bombshell Stamps
Shiny surface cardstock (Gina K)
Yellow, orange and black ink
3 small sponges
Post it notes (for masking)
Circle punch or cutter

Here's the card I made sponging a sunset or sunrise, depends on your perspective!

Step 1
Ink up your sponge using yellow ink.  Apply the ink starting from the top and pulling toward the bottom of the page.
Step 2
Cut a circle out of a post it note (or scrap paper) and place it onto the page where you want the moon to be.
Step 3
Ink up your sponge with orange ink.
 Apply the ink starting from the top and pulling toward the bottom of the page.
Be careful around the post it “moon”.
Step 4
When finished gently remove the post it “moon”.  Tweezers or finger nails work best for this.
Step 5
For a little added dimension, Sponge a little yellow in a half moon shape onto the bottom left side of the moon.
Step 6
Stamp your image in black ink.

Step 7
Cut a piece of post it note (or scrap paper) in a wavy line.  Apply it under the stamped image.
Step 8
Sponge the “ground” with black ink pulling the ink down.
Step 9
Repeat step 8 as desired

**For best results you must use a type of cardstock with a shiny surface.  This allows the ink to freely move around and blend easily.   A matt finish will absorb the ink too quickly and not allow the ink to spread evenly.


Diane said...

TFS this wonderful tutorial,will def try this!

Jo Ann said...

This is really nice..TFS! God bless!