How to...Ap­ply two colours at once

Quickly build up colour with this top roller tech­nique

Papercraft Inspirations - - INKING -

1

Pat two shades of ink onto a craft sheet, or any non-por­ous sur­face. Roll a brayer over the ink, un­til both colours are picked up, then run the brayer over white card, to trans­fer the colour. 2

Re­peat step 1 un­til you’re happy with the shade. It’s best to use wet inks that will not dry too quickly but, if the ink does be­come a lit­tle dry, you can try lightly mist­ing it with water. 3

Once you are happy with the shades on your bray­ered piece of card, leave the ink to dry com­pletely then die cut a 9cm-wide, stitched cir­cle from the coloured card, as shown. 4

Use Onyx Black Ver­safine ink to stamp a va­ri­ety of trees, from the Nordic Christ­mas set, onto the die-cut cir­cle. Stamp a fes­tive greet­ing above the trees then leave the panel to one side. 5

Die cut a Fes­tive Cir­cle from white card then use a brayer to colour the die cut with two dif­fer­ent shades of ink at the same time, us­ing the same tech­nique as shown in step 1. 6

Make a 12.5x12.5cm card. Die cut a 10cm-wide cir­cle from an 11.5x11.5cm piece of white card, layer it onto pat­terned pa­per then ad­here it to the card front. Add the stamped cir­cle, as shown.

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Cre­ate an­other two-tone, inked piece of card then die cut poin­set­tias from it. Add the die-cut Fes­tive Cir­cle to the card front then em­bel­lish it with the poin­set­tias and red se­quins.

Top tip Two-tone ink tech­niques are per­fect for cre­at­ing easy sky ef­fects

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