February 13, 2010

Technique #9: Tone-on-Tone


Use ink pads that have similar or slightly different hues as your cardstock's color for a Tone-on-Tone look!
This technique is great for beautiful monochromatic backgrounds.

The first sample (below) uses different types of ink pads (from left to right): Brilliance (metallic light blue), VersaMagic (dark blue) and VersaMagic (light blue).

Second sample (from left to right): VersaMagic (dark green), VersaMagic (lighter green) and Memento (light green).

Stamps: KI-A27S Klimt Symbols Set

Another way to achieve the Tone-on-Tone without having to buy ink pads in different colors is to use
VersaMark Watermark ink pad (Tsukineko) . It will give you a darker hue than your cardstock, but test on your papers first for the best results.
VersaMark will not work on coated cardstock/patterned paper...

Stamp: LS-A32 Leaf Sketch

Scroll down to the next post to see a card sample using this technique (on the card base)!