I had the most enormous fun making these cards on Monday using a friends Splodge Away Mat.
Lyn very kindly loaned me the Mat to try.... I loved it, it made blending so much easier than normal, quicker as well!
I found the advantage I gained with the Splodge Away Mat is to do with how the ink is applied to the applicator which in turn leads to, I feel, a quicker, smoother blend of the colours.
Normally I would press or swipe the Blender Tool into and across my distress ink pad .
This, on occasion, would result in uneven coverage where the ink was not evenly distributed onto the ink pads surface. Especially when the pad was ‘getting on a bit’!
With a Splodge Away Mat you apply the inks directly from the ink pad onto the mat itself, then use the blending tool to ‘buff’ the ink into a wide but evenly spread area on it’s special surface.
The materials used for the Mat stops any uneven ‘lump of colour and therefore as you go across your project it allows a quicker, easier, much smoother application of even colour.
I’ve not tried my brayer with it yet as Lyn 'snatched' the Mat back in double quick time... Huh! but I did get to make a few cards and I will be investing in one at Ally Pally.
List of products used to make both cards, apart from the Mat.
Various colours of Distress Inks
Studio 490 Stamps
Tim Holtz Stamps
White Gel pen
Dylusions Red Ink for Painting the Mushrooms.
Please email me if you have any questions and thanks for stopping by today.