Monday, March 24, 2008

Background Tutorial!!

You can use any color of inks for the backgrounds....I find classic or dye based works the best. On the sky I sometimes add Buckaroo blue over the bashful blue..just to give it a different hue.

I'm sure you could use soft stencil brushes or sponges instead of mop brushes....just be sure to tap off some of the ink so it is dry and soft.

I think that just about covers this. Feel free to ask if you have any questions!

Thanks for looking and Have a Great Day!!

20 comments:

Cassie said...

Thanks so much for sharing these tutorials!!

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness Ila, I have so much to learn and lots of practicing! Thank you so much for sharing these fab tutorials! I really appreciate them! Hugs, Deb

Maria said...

Another wonderful tutorial Ila! Thanks for sharing. This is something I'm definitely going to try in the near future.

BeccaStamps said...

Thank you so much for sharing....I have been such a fan but honestly from looking at your cards I couldn't figure out how you did it. I knew you used prismacolors and h2o's but the technique escaped me. Now I know!! Thank you so much.....I think your work is amazing!!! (I now need to add some h2o's to my toolbox)!

Shary said...

Fantastic tutorials Ila. Thank you so much.

KayellWY said...

I'm loving all your tutorials! Thank you so much for your time and effort in putting these together for us. I'm learning so much and print every one so I have them right at hand when I sit down to play. :)

Karen

Steph said...

Awesome tutorial!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to explain. Your picture is just wonderful!

anne said...

Ila, I thought I had died and gone to stamp heaven when I saw your teacher/desk card on SCS: I have never seen such coloring in my life. I have such a tremendous appreciation for those truly gifted artists. Me, I'm just a 'wanna be' artist. You are a master painter, there's no way I could ever say anything but that.
Thanks so much for sharing your techniques. You're such a talent and to learn from the best is such a magnificient opportunity!

Thank You. Anne Ryan

Kathy said...

Thank you so much Ila!! You know I seen this card and thought it was adorable but the masking thing didn't stick in my head!!! Thanks so much for routing me here! I will definitely give this a try!!!

Thanks again....

malieta said...

I never would have thought of this technique in a million years Ila! I always have problems with my backgrounds and often leave it blank. Now I have an idea of what to do to make my images complete.
Thank you for sharing!
malieta:)

Rach said...

Hi Ila,
firstly a foremost i would just like to commend you on your obvious talents, you are a truly talented lady...I keep looking and looking at your works of art and am mesmerised by them....I stumbled across your tutorials tonight and just had to leave you a comment to say a big big thank you for sharing your tips/techniques..(not many crafters like to share).
your tutorials just rock, they are so easy to follow...I am going to go and invest in some h20's asap.
I'm going now before i fill up all a your space with my ramblings....Once again Thank you Ila, you are a true inspiration.
Hugs Rach.xx

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Thx for the tutorials!!! I'm going to buy some of the H2O's and the OMS. Where did you purchase yours?

xoxo,
Lori

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Just saw the link for the H2O's and where to buy it. Now I just need to find out where to buythe OMS. I have the prismacolor pencils and I use Sansodor to blend but I don't like using it. I find it hard to blend. How do you remove the colour on your stumps? I was told to use a nail file but I was wondering if there was a better way.

xoxo,
Lori

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Ila,

Yes I think Sansodor is the same as the OMS. Sansodor is the same as Gamsol. For some reason when I saw you OMS I thought it looked like a powder. I then looked for video tutorials online and noticed it was a liquid. I think I'm not weting my stump enough when I use the Sansodor. I also only tried it a few times. Will try it out again and wet my stump more. Thx for your help. I luv all your creations. Can't wait to get the H20's. They look fab!!

xoxo,
Lori

Amy Sheffer said...

Your work is incredible! I was wondering how you did your amazing sky and grass backgrounds. Thank you so much for sharing these tutorials!! Can't wait to give it a try.

America said...

WOW! Your cards, your work and your awesome tutorials are simple and sooo easy to follow. You are very generous of you to share your wonderful tips with us!! Thank you! :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Thanks for this tutorial on the great background skies! Your cards are beautiful!

Kimmer said...

Awesome tutorial, Ila! I have been admiring your cards for a long time, and wondered how you did your backgrounds! Thank you for taking the time to share with us! Just a question - where do you get the "mop brush"? Is it a paint brush or a makeup brush? THANKS!

Sue said...

Brill tutorial Ila many thanks, you make it look so easy!! sue.x

POPPET said...

Hi honey just been looking at all these tus and they are all amazing you make it look so very easy, thank you for sharing your passion for crafting with us, have a great weekend hugs pops x xx x