Do you love ink-blending? I know I do! It has become one of my most favorite – and most used – crafty techniques! That’s why I’m super excited about the new Waffle Flower PLUS shader brushes and I think you will be too! These new PLUS brushes allow you to put down a dense layer of ink quickly and are a perfect complement to the original Waffle Shader brushes and Blending Brushes.
Waffle Flower generously sent me the new PLUS brushes to test out and I absolutely love them!
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I’ve used these new PLUS brushes on several projects you’ll see over the next month but today I wanted to share this sweet and SUPER EASY card featuring a moon- and star-lit sky.
For the background on this card, I die cut the Dotted Night Scene sky out of a card panel. I then ink-blended the blue night sky on the full die cut panel using the regular Waffle Flower Blending Brushes.
With the base color in place, I went back in using Shader Brush 1 PLUS to make the areas over the dotted lines darker. The brush worked perfectly to add that deeper, denser color in just the area that I wanted it. I was able to easily feather the color out to blend in with the rest of the panel with no lines. I love that you have more precision over your ink-blending with these smaller brushes.
I trimmed the night sky panel down and backed it with gold cardstock so that pops of gold could be seen through the die cut dots in the panel.
Next, I die cut the moon and stars and followed a similar process – first ink-blending them with the Waffle Flower Blending Brushes and then going back in to add deeper/darker color – on the tips of the stars and the points of the crescent moon – this time using the smaller, 2+ Shader Brush.
I added heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then assembled everything on a card front, then finished it with a bit more gold sparkle!
I hope you’ll you’ll head over to Instagram for a chance to win the GIVEAWAY! I know you’ll love these new shader brushes!
Have a wonderfully creative day!