Monday, October 12, 2009

Creating Clouds

A background pattern can add a lot to your stamped image. One of my favorite techniques is creating clouds with either a stipple brush, an ink blending tool or an airbrush:

Step 1) Cut clouds out of cardstock to use as your masks.

Step 2: Place your mask on your background and use your tool of choice to apply ink above, and to the sides of the cardstock mask

Step 3) Move your mask down and to the side and repeat until desired pattern is achieved

You can create similar clouds with other tools such as an ink blending tool:

or an airbrush (with COPIC markers)

I hope you'll try this technique on a card and pair it with a great Rubber Romance stamp! There are plenty that would be awesome such as Lets Walk the Baby, Tiffany in April Showers and Cutie Pie home Tweet Home (Pictured below)


  1. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate these tutorials. Thanks so much! Love the stamps.