I get asked a lot how I do my clouds, so this time while making this card I took pictures along the process! I use my air brush system, but it could easily be done sponging with inks too!
Here is the card I did for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today.
And here is the process….
I started by using my MISTI and stamping the images and sentiment.
Then I positioned the Sunburst Background and lightly traced where the sun is.
I gave a few quick shots with yellow for the sun and a few rays.
Then I started adding the clouds using the actual die cut clouds as a stencil. It helps to use something thin such as a stylus to help hold the clouds or they’ll blow away! Quick bursts from the air brush rather than steady air will give you a nice variation of color and intensity.
Even just a couple of clouds looks kind of cool!
These are the colors I used. I actually SHOULD have started with the lightest and worked to darkest…. but I wasn’t thinking and grabbed that B18 first! LOL
You even end up with pretty colored clouds!
To just partially get the sunburst cut and embossed, I only ran it part way through my Cuttlebug.
To carry on the edges, I put the piece back in the die, turned it upside-down and using my stylus, rubbed the edges.
So, there you have it! Easy peasy! And like I said, it could easily be done sponging off the edges of the clouds too, just make sure your inks are compatible. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black which is a nice strong black but doesn’t play nice with Ranger Distress inks which I would use to sponge clouds, but I think regular dye inks would be okay.
I hope I’ve gotten your creative juices flowing and you’re ready to try some beautiful skies!! I really is the limit when playing this way!
I also have some other cloud tutorials up in the “tutorial” section.
They always turn out different!
Thanks for stopping by!