Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tutorial thursday... yup instead of Tues lol!

Our lovely DT member Mel makes the most gorgeous handmade/ handcoloured papers for her work... want to know how?? She was kind enough to do a tutorial on her blog and to let me share it all here too...

So ... Here it is.... from Mel herself.....

Hi Everyone,
The weather here is cold & wet, so what a wonderful day to sit & 'play'.

I have been asked by several people what I mean when I say 'Copic Sprays' so I thought I would put together some instructions just in case you want to have a play too.

I use these sprays for just about everything, to colour cardstock, flowers, chipboard etc.
I must admit that I like everything to match!!

What you will need:
Mini Mister
Copic '0' blender
Copic Reinkers
Heat Gun
Covered workspace
Well ventilated area

Step 1:
Gather '0', reinkers & mini mister

Step 2:
Filling the 'spray' bottle
I start with filling the mister with 1/3 of '0' blender.
On the reinker bottle you will find small line markers.
I then add 2 or 3 of these markers of each colour to the mister.

Step 3:
The filled 'spray'
Replace the cap & you are ready to spray

Step 4:
Using the 'spray' cover the entire piece of cardstock

Step 5:
Saturate the cardstock with the 'spray'

Step 6:
Heat cardstock using the Heat Gun
(Make sure you are in a well ventilated area)
Allow the puddle of ink to move around & make 'runs'.
Continue adding more 'spray' until you are happy
Step 7:
Finished cardstock

Step 8:
Use the cardstock as you wish
Finished Creation using 'Sprayed cardstock'

I hope you have found this tutorial useful & please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
I would love to see your creations using this 'spray' technique.

Until next time


Isn't that GREAT??? THANKS Mel for sharing this great tutorial with us :D

We would love to see your creations with this "spray" technique so please link them up here or post them up on our Facebook wall!

1 comment:

Devlin said...

You can add Perfect Pearls as well, so it shines beautifully too.