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Cloud Tutorial

Here’s my little red bicycle scene and the sky background that you will see develop in the step by step pictures below. First, I want to thank Cindy Motherway aka Mothermark on Splitcoaststampers  for sharing her hand cut scalloped cloud template technique with us a couple of years ago.

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Tools:  Scalloped Scissors, Cardstock, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool (or any sponge)

1. Using a good thick cardstock cut several rounded scallops with your scalloped scissors to create your cloud template/ template with scalloped scissors. AS you can see below my template is well worn. That is no problem because I can always make another one.

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2. I like to use the Inkssentials Ink Blending tool to apply ink to create the sky. I turn the wooden base on its side and lightly push the sponge over the template. This allows the ink to be applied to the template edge. Using the sponge in a flat motion would apply too much ink and not leave white space. I hope this makes sense.

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3. I start applying ink from one side and then move the template over to continue. You can see the completed line in the next photo.

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4. When the first row is complete I move the template over and start again. Notice I have set the rounded scallops offset so the clouds are not perfectly lined up and unnatural looking.

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5. Continue across the page to create the second row. You will continue this pattern until you have as much space as you want covered with clouds.

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