A CARD WITH SPLASH INKS

I love using my Splash Ink in different ways.  I made this card with some stamps and made a Splash spray on the background.  I colored the stamped butterflies and flowers with Splash Ink too.

To start, I cut some watercolor paper.  Then, I mixed 3 Splash Ink Colors to use.  I picked a navy blue, a true red and a dark green to match the Pastel Yuzen Paper  background.  I loaded a paintbrush with Splash Ink and tapped it with a pencil over the paper.  Then, I stamped the flowers, butterflies and sentiment on top.  Using a very fine paintbrush, I colored in the images and added more dots of color. I finished with my Superfine Black Permawriter, outlining the butterflies.

 

Have an awesome day!!

xxDaniella

Splash Flowers

Hi, it’s Tessa from How to Make Art here to share a fun project with you that uses Splash Inks.  Here is what the finished piece will look like:

Here is what you will need:
*Niji Splash Inks
*Water in a container
*Paintbrushes
*Yasutomo and Company Permawriters, .07 Black
*Watercolor Paper
STEP ONE: Prep your Splash Ink colors by mixing your desired colors and setting them by your work station.  Get your container of water and paintbrushes, and coat your entire sheet of paper with the water:
STEP TWO: Now it’s time to play with the Splash Ink colors you have mixed up!  Use your brush and slowly lay down a few dots of ink into your coating of water before the water dries.  I used a red toned Splash Ink first, then a purple:
STEP THREE: Next, I added some green for leaves and a block of green on the left that I could use to write a quote.
STEP FOUR: Let dry completely.  Now use your Permawriters to draw some details and write a quote in the block you created in Step Three.  I chose one of my favorite quotes by Anais Nin.
Thanks for reading! Have fun making some Splash Ink flowers!

 

A DOODLE….

I made this paper napkin background for the Fall 2013 Altered Arts Magazine.  I’ve been hoarding it since then, just waiting for the perfect “something” to add to it!

 

Today, I am sharing a Doodle I made using Yasutomo Mineral Paper (which I am obsessed with) and Gel Xtreme markers.  The markers glide over the mineral paper so smoothly!  It is a wonderful combo to work with!!

If you LOVE to doodle like I do, you have to try it with roller ball pens/markers and mineral paper!  You will LOVE it even more!!

 

xxDaniella

Layered Portraits

Hi, it’s Tessa from How To Make Art here to share a fun way to make portraits using Niji Splash Inks and Authentic Chinese Watercolors.  I hope you will enjoy the process!  I made two examples so that you can see how varied you can make these portraits.  Here is one of the finished pieces:

Here is what you will need:
*Niji Splash Inks
*Yasutomo and Company’s Authentic Chinese Watercolors
*Water for mixing Niji Splash Inks
*An eye dropper for water (used when mixing Niji Splash Inks)
*Paintbrushes
*A pencil
*Watercolor Paper
STEP ONE:  Mix up several colors of Splash Inks – choose colors that you think would be fun for a portrait!  Get out your watercolor paper and brushes, and paint a loose, abstract face onto your paper, eliminating all the details, like so:
Don’t worry too much if there are little drips and “mistakes” here and there – this will just add to the charm of the finished piece!
STEP TWO: After the Splash Ink dries, do a pencil sketch on top of the loose portrait you already made, defining the details of the face, like this:
STEP THREE: Now it’s time to fill in some details and accent the portrait with the Authentic Chinese Watercolors.  The nice part about using these in conjunction with the Splash Inks is that when you paint on top with the watercolors, the Splash Inks will not bleed or move – this is because they are acrylic inks, so once dry, they can’t be reactivated with water.  This makes them a great first layer to your layered portrait!  Here is a shot of what it looks like to paint some watercolor details and accents on top of the Splash Ink layer:
And here is the finished piece:
Here is another example.  This is the first layer done with Splash Inks:
And then comes the pencil layer:
Finally, watercolor is added, and here is the finished piece:
Thanks for creating art with me!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

 

Toothbrush Mist Effect

Hi everyone! Today I am going to share a simple misting technique using Niji Splash Ink and…. A toothbrush! It’s a fun technique, and great to keep in mind if you want to mist some color on your art, but you don’t have any misters or spray bottles on hand.

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Supplies:

 

Begin by getting some color ready.  Mix  desired colors using Niji Splash Ink. Once you have the right color, add a little water to thin it down. (I used pure magenta and cyan here.)

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Now dip the toothbrush into the ink, and shake off any excess drips. The bristles still hold plenty of color! Holding the brush over your scrap paper, test out the technique. Rub your thumb down and over the brush head, and watch the misting fun begin!

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Once you’ve mastered it and feel confident, you can apply the technique to layouts, artwork, cards, anything crafty!

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Here’s my finished layout:

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Doesn’t this look fun! Are you willing to try it? Let me know! 

 

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~Rebecca