I was pleasantly surprised that people were commenting on the background. So I thought, what the heck, why not try and do a picture tutorial on how to create them.
To tell you the truth, I learnt from the internet and watching several You-Tube Videos. And if you have any questions for me, please feel free to post them in comments, I will answer them as soon I can.
But before I begin, the reason that I never mention any of the supplies for the owl card was because I wanted to keep it short. Most of you know the owls are from the owl punch from Stampin Up. This punch has become one of my favourite punch because I love the versatility of it. You can make tulips, several types of monsters, penguins, reindeer, hippo, clothes for a clothing line and even the Potato Head characters. And you can even dress up the owls into bride and groom, comic book characters, Santa, nurse, and even pirate.
The other pattern paper is Bo Bunny Double Dots, Dark Demin Vintage, the branches is from Tim Holtz’s Branch Tree Die, I just snip off the branches, and I used scrap cardstock to make the owls.
You will need white cardstock in any size. You might want to get it slightly bigger so you can trim it later, that is entirely up to you. You also need scrap cardstock for the cloud template. It cannot be looseleaf or thin paper, the paper has to be sturdy. Blue Ink (I’m using Color Block Pigment, Royal Blue), a sponge dauber (I’m using Tim Holtz’s blender tool). The yellow line paper, I thought it would be easier to see the white cardstock on.
There are 3 different ways to make the cloud template.
and rubbed the blue ink against the template, leaving a white negative space. I only used 1/4 to 1/2 of the template. And ignore the arrow, I thought I needed it when I did the pictures. Turns out I don’t.
I then move the template over and rubbed the ink again.
I continued this in a downward motion.
As a final step which is completely optional. I GENTLY ran my dauber across the clouds to tone down the white clouds. My reason is that this was going to mounted on a dark blue card with a dark blue pattern paper and the owls were dark brown and black. I really didn’t want the clouds to pop out so much.
As for trimming, I trimmed off 1/4 size off the paper, again, up to you. I did it because you don’t see the start of the clouds.
Again, personal opinion.
I hope this helps.
I probably not going to blogging again until next week because I need time to get my keyboard fixed and I need to work on my orders. So I hope everyone have a good week.