Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The mini round ink blenders have landed!

Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday’s blog is something new,
so aren’t we happy that the new mini round ink blenders 
from Ranger arrived yesterday!

together with their refills:

I had a play straightaway, to see if they are as good as everybody says they are..
Verdict? Excellent. Much easier to use than the larger square version for going round the edges.

So here’s a little project I rustled up, using the little sponge disks to great effect in another way, too. I hope you like it.

First, let’s make that stencil brush dance!
I loaded the brush with Chipped Sapphire and then instead of sweeping back and forth, I stabbed the top of the brush at the Gelli Card. Literally splayed the bristles and repeatedly pounded one spot on the card. The idea was to get a round patch of blue in the middle of the card. 

It worked.
Now here’s a trick clever Jo Rice put me on to. It’s called faux bleaching. Take the round sponge blending tool, set the sponge part in a saucer of water, lightly lay the wet round disc on the inky area and let the water soak in. 

Let the water loosen the ink, and then blot it with a paper towel.

Brilliant moon!
let’s do a second one.

How atmospheric is this! Thanks Jo xx

Next, I blended round the edges with Latte Adirondack
It is a super colour.

Chipped Sapphire and Latte are a magic colour combination.
But where’s she going with two moons? I hear you ask. 
Blurred vision? Time to go to SpecSavers?

Come on! You should know me by now. I’ve got a cunning plan....

Add the lamp posts - the two larger ones.

Colour in the lamp posts with a distress marker.

Add the words. Oh boy how often could I use this stamp!
Together we can handle anything.

Tear a piece of paper, and add a path with a brush.

Work it into the edges.

Believe you me - this little round blender is very easy to use.

Cover up the two lights with the sponges,

flick water at your work. 
I know. I always wonder why I’m doing this!
But it does look very arty!

Blot with a paper towel.

Framer the edges with a black Sharpie.

Doesn’t that look nice.
Very calm. I like it.
Let’s add a little snow with a white pen.

So let’s make you a little offer on these new blending tools.

Even if you’ve already got one, there’s no harm in having a back up, as the actress said to the Bishop...

 much love,