How to splat!

Faye February 5, 2016 10
How to splat!

Hi Everyone, it’s Faye here today 🙂

Have you seen our new Make it Clean and Simple Challenge? Oh you are missing a whole post of gorgeousness if you’ve not! Get and take a looksie. This month, we would like to see Splats. Simples. I love making inky, splatty backgrounds using my Copic Re-inkers, so I went with that.


I’ve been desperate to colour up Bridgette in Love since she was released. I thought she’d go perfectly with some of the (also new) Outlined Words With Love Chipboards, which are not only FAB, but soooooooooooo easy to use. Luuuuuurve them.


Copics Used…

Background; R81, R85

Skin; E000, E00, E01, E11, E71

Hair; E31, E33, E39, E59

Eyes; B12, B05, C3

Pink; R81, R83, R85, R39

Light Grey; C3, C5

Dark Grey; C3, C5, C7, C9

Products Used…

Bridgette in Love Digi Stamp

Outlined Words With Love Chipboards

So, want to know how I did the background? Ok, I’ll tell you! 😉 You’ll need a Non-Stick Craft Mat,  some Re-Inkers, a Spray Bottle Filled with Colourless Blender and some Glossy Cardstock.

For this card, I just used pinks, but in a minute, I’ll talk to you about multiple colours.


To start with, I add a few drops of Re-Inker (R81) to my Craft Mat with a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender. The more sprays of Colourless Blender you use, the more diluted the colour becomes.


Take the Glossy Cardstock and dab it into the inky solution on the Craft Mat. (You want to add the ink to the glossy side of the card!) Press down lightly. Let the ink dry.


Repeat this process, adding more Re-Inker and Colourless Blender to the Craft Mat as necessary.


I used less Colourless Blender on this last ‘dunk’ to make the final layer of splats a bit deeper.


Repeat the above steps until you’re happy with your background.


If you want to use multiple colours for a background, I’ve found it best to build layers with one colour at a time. When I laid down all the colours at once, it all got a bit murky and muddy.


Start with YG03 and apply to the glossy cardstock, as above. Wipe away any leftover YG03 from the Craft Mat. Add a few drops of B91 and a couple of sprays of Colourless Blender.


If you’re happy, leave it here, but I’ve decided to add some V22.


I think the V22 has ‘swamped the B91…


That’s better!


I hope you found this Tutorial useful. Thanks so much for stopping by today… Have a great day.

Faye xx


  1. Dorinda February 5, 2016 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Faye, you are so amazing. Your talent just keeps me on the floor. Never a time I see your work that I’m not inspired.
    This image is beyond magnificent. True perfection

  2. Faye February 6, 2016 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Ahhhhh, thank you so much Dorinda xx

  3. Renee February 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the awesome little tutorial Faye….love it!
    Hugs, Renee

  4. Faye February 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you Renee! xx

  5. Shari February 7, 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Absolutely love the card, and all those backgrounds are just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. ???

    • Faye February 7, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Shari x

  6. Zoe February 9, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Absolutely awesome Faye!!

    • Faye February 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      Thank yooooooooo Zoe <3

  7. Shellie Nelson February 12, 2016 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you Faye. I will be trying it tonight!

    • Faye February 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Shellie. Hope you had fun! x

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