It’s time for the Baker’s Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions team to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we have a fun, crafty question or theme so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
The question for August is:
The Sky’s the Limit! There are so many ways to create sky backgrounds for our cards and projects. Often times, our blog readers are left staring at a beautiful sky and asking “How’d she do that?”
Show us one of your favorite ways to create a pretty sky background and make sure we know how to re-create it!
I loved this challenge as I’ve seen some pretty amazing skies from my Baker’s Dozen teamies! I decided to use stenciling and airbrushing for my sky and I’m going to show you a quick step by step.
I decided to make some puffy, fluffy, clouds, and Build A Scene Swirly Clouds were perfect for this! I have Ciao and Sketch Copic markers and while my airbrush is made to work with Sketch markers, I adapted my gun with half of a 3D foam square. It holds the Ciao marker securely and makes airbrushing a breeze.
I die cut the Swirly Clouds and added a little smattering of tape to hold my “stencil” in place. Time to airbrush away! You can use a variety of colors but for my card, I used B02.
Once you’re happy with the color, carefully peel your “stencil” away, die cut a few more clouds and attach them using 3D foam squares. I love the layered look of the clouds!
I finished my card using Build A Scene Rolling Hills for the grass and this adorable bike from Bikes & Trikes. I am in love with the “Wheee!” sentiment and thought it was perfect for my scene!