Believe You are Sun-Sational – Triple-Layer Ink Blending

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Well today’s card is a wee departure for me! No fancy bows, no patterned papers, no buttons and little texture…
Okay I lied on the texture part 🙂 
The focal feature of this card is a technique I love so much. It’s one of my favorite ways to play with ink blending! So many talented artists use it beautifully, so this is just my little take. I love the dimension it achieves, without too many fussy layers.
First Layer
To start, I used a card base and blended five colors, one on each quadrant of the card and one transition color in between. I used Pale Peony on the top left, Hawaiian Shores on the top right, and Bright Buttercup in between. For the bottom, I used Pale Peony on the left, Bright Buttercup in the middle and Spring Moss on the right. 
Second Layer 
This is where the fun begins! I used PTI’s heartburst stencil from the Sunshine and Rainbows kit, and used intensified versions of the colors below to accentuate the rays. On the top left I used Raspberry Fizz, on the top right I used Hawaiian Shores, bottom left is Terracotta Tile, and bottom right is Simply Chartreuse
Third Layer
For the final layer, I slightly adjusted my stencil, and used Golden Light Molding Paste to achieve yet another layer of dimension. I love that this paste is not perfectly opaque, so it lets some of the color peek through. You can get even more color to peek through, by making the paste layer thinner.
Also, this final layer would look gorgeous with a glitter paste, versamark + embossing powder, mica powder, or any other medium that works well with a stencil.

A few finishing touches, like the stitched details from this sweet Precious Remembrance stamp, and some Nuvo Crystal Drops help balance everything out.

I added a stamped and embossed sun and sentiment (retired TCM stamps), along with a resin heart. 
I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try and play around with colors, mediums and variety of layers. I think this would be a fun technique to try with florals and other types of stencils too! 
Wishing you a crafty day!
Ivana

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