Do you love ink blending, then this maybe some great news for you. I tried out a new ink blending tool that really rocks. I am not a blending expert and it was so super easy to blend with the new Scrapbook.com Domed Ink Blending tool that I had to share it.
I just ordered them and I tried them out and it was fun, it’s just so cool when you find some new crafty product that makes your happy so I love sharing this with you.
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Domed Blending Tool Review
Be sure to watch today’s video where I tell you all about the Domed Blending Tool, I show how I make the backgrounds and I have a fun one colour ink technique to show you don’t need a lot of products and it’s a great ways to stretch your products.
If you haven’t seen the My Favorite Crafty Tools & Adhesives of 2019 video yet, make sure to check it out, I share more great tools there.
What’s So Special About This New Tool?
The blending tool has a wood handle like the Tim Holtz one and it fits nice in your hand, nothing new so far.
Now here is the first big difference, the bottom is the fluffy Velcro part and then there is a firm sort of foam layer which makes the total design more sturdy and you can feel it’s good quality.
The second big difference is the domed part that is a thick super fine foam which makes the complete applicator a fabulous new design.
I really love it that the foam applicator comes off real easy and that the hooked velcro part stays on the tool. Which is great because it’s so annoying when it comes of with the applicator.
Let’s try them out!
I have tried the blending tools with a Scrapbook.com – Teardrop Floral Stencil ( SBC ) once with the stencil on Scrapbook.com – Neenah Solar White Cardstock ( SBC ) and four colours Scrapbook.com – Premium Hybrid Ink – Sky Group ( SBC ) from light to dark
Then I tried the same inks with some ink blending straight to the paper and I have to say that the domed foams are amazing for the blended result without much effort. On this card the aim was not a smooth blended look as some texture adds to the interest of the design.
Then another layer was added on top of the blended background with the darkest colour and the stencil. And both of them make great backgrounds to turn into cards.
One colour blending, product stretching
Another fun technique to try is ink blending with just one colour, the result is absolutely gorgeous and so easy to do. I used the Glass Slipper Ink Pad ( SBC ) with a Hero Arts Stencil – Large Flower ( SBC )
Most of the colour was added along the outside and then I blended my way into the middle with hardly any colour. This way you get this really soft look in the middle with the pattern just showing a bit and more colour and pattern is visible towards the edges.
Using one colour ink like this is a great way to stretch your products. You can even stamp a sentiment on top with the same colour using the Tim Holtz – Stamp Platform ( SBC | TNCUK ) to stamp multiple times to get a deep colour.
At Scrapbook.com you can always find good deals on lots of craft products. Make sure to check out the bundle deals on the domed blending tools, I’ve added a few of the bundles below in the thumbnails but you can also check all bundles and deals here
I hope you are inspired to hop into your craft space and do some product stretching yourself, I think it counts as exercise:-)
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!