Some spray inks bleed and that can be a very useful thing. I’m burying the Dylusions spray inks and creating a softer, aged feeling as it bleeds through the gesso.
In today’s Play Date video, I’m taking a spray ink that I adore because of its vibrance and showing how it can be wonderful muted down too!
Play Dates are all about the conversation about a supply and how we can all spark each other’s creativity. Do you like the bold vibrant look of Dylusions or a softer, gentler look when you create? I’d love to hear what you’re thinking about spray inks.
So how can you join the conversation? Leave a comment here telling us all what you enjoy about spray inks or what your favorite is or tip or trick! Click on over to A Colorful Playground over on Google+ and share your spray ink creations. It can be something new or a favorite spray ink project from whenever! Join in however you are comfortable!
Want to know more about Play Dates? Check out this post here that explains it all!
Watch Burying Spray Inks that Bleed on YouTube.
Want to win a Rembrandt’s Words stencil? One commenter on this blog post chosen by Random.org will get a Rembrandt’s Words stencil! Want more chances? Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. and come back and tell me where you shared it for more chances to win! Be entered by the end of the day on Oct. 2nd to win. I’ll announce the winner on my blog on Oct. 3rd. (and yes, Internationals can win too!)
- Rembrandt’s Words stencil
- Dylusions Spray Inks (BubbleGum Pink, Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest)
- Gesso ( I used Golden)
- The paper I used
Be sure to check out all the Play Dates this week: Day 1, Day 2
Thank you for sharing your play time. Love learning new techniques. I hope you have a great Wednesday!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My dylusions have been sitting in a drawer
because I work in an art journal 90% of the time and I kept making mud out of them. Or they’d run and look horrible when I added my next layer. I can’t wait to try the gesso on top. I love the idea of the color and words peaking through the gesso.
This playdate thing is sooooo fun. This is exactly how I learn things when my friends come to visit. Thanks!!!
They will run through just about anything you put on top but if you add a layer of gesso or white paint it creates the coolest looks in an art journal Boo!
Of course I’d love that stencil! I pinned it just the other day onto my Christmas wish list!
Do most spray inks work this way – bleeding through?
It depends…some do and some don’t. Dylusions bleeds the best/most of any that I play with Cassie.
Favorite tip? Point the nozzle toward the paper, not your glasses. True story.
LOL Edie! That is a very good point!
Another great video! I am amazed the ink does not bleed more with the gesso. Next time I put gesso on my ink I’ll let it dry longer.
The trick is to let it dry before the gesso and it won’t smear Muriel.
Love the stencil! I am burying lots of stuff under gesso, I love the way that it tones down colors and when I apply it with a babywipe it gives a whitewash kinda look to the page. I was scared to try this with Dylusions, but now I see that it works too! Thank you!
I have a question instead of a comment. Does it matter what brand if gesso?
I am not a gesso snob in any way…it should work with any brand Melissa!
i am enjoying these videos. I’m learning a lot about sprays. They are all so very different.
Love using spray inks with stencils…did just that yesterday 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Huh, how interesting and who’da thought!! 🙂 I would LOVE that stencil! Thanks for sharing!
Love it! Thanks for the play date!
I love the bright punch of color you get from the dylusion sprays…but your grasp technique opens a whole new world..can’t wait to try it
I adore Dylusions because of their vibrancy. I have many water pens filled with Dylusions just so I can paint/color with them.
They are one super ink that can do so many different things!
I can’t wait to try this out. I always hate to waste the ink that’s leftover on the stencil, and now I know what to do with it! Thanks.
Some of my favorite things come from the leftover inks Joni!
Love your tutorial, Carolyn! I would love to win Rembrandt’s Words!
Love your work, Carolyn!
After collecting several colors of the Dylusions spray inks I decided I didn’t like them because they were messy, they changed when I put other mediums on top, or the results came out muddy. Thanks for these videos presenting different brands of spray inks and their different properties. I’m excited to try Dylusions again, especially with this gesso technique.
Wonderful idea Carolyn!
I love my Dylusions sprays! My tip…I was running out of Lemon Zest, it wouldn’t spray anymore, I filled the bottle with water…new Lemon Zest. Softer, but still worked in a pinch 🙂
Question: Does the ink still react to wet stuff after the gesso dries?
Yes, the ink bleeds up through even after it is dry. So if I were to add more gesso on top or an acrylic paint, it will bleed up through it.
Love how spray inks are FAST! Just get the bottle out and spray, no tool needed!
Cool looking stencil! TFS this chance at this giveaway.
I was just using Dylusions yesterday and getting frustrated with them because I wasn’t getting the look I wanted. I’m definitely going to try this technique because I LOVE the way this looks … and I’d love to win the stencil too! Thanks for the giveaway!
i love words. I love word stencils and stamps and anything that makes words! Just love them!
I love that stencil, and it amazes me the wonderful effects you can get from it!
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I have a few of these dyes and didn’t know what to do with them. Thanks for the information. Having so much fun watching and learning from you,
I haven’t tried those yet, kind of color shy but what I love to do is add the gesso first let or heat set then add the sprays because some the colors look even bolder. I also do this if I don’t want the spray ink not to bleed on to my next in journal. I love shimmerz sprazy, tattered angel, and Lindy stamp gang.
can you mix up the brands of dyes on one page? They each have different properties so I am wondering if you’d end up with mud?
You bet you can! You’ll see that in Thur. and Fri.’s Play Dates.
So if I understood you correctly the inks don’t become permanent even after putting gesso on them. Is there a way to make them permanent?
Any gesso I’ve used with Dylusions, the ink always bleeds up through.
Ah, finally, a brand I actually have! But a technique that is new to me. So I will try this out soon. I like your page! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your stencils, which is also very cool, btw.
Great one, Carolyn! AND, join us over on Colorful Playground, google+. It is well worth being involved!
Colorful JOURNEY, not playground. duh. and it is fun with either name…
I did not know these inks could “show through” gesso. Thanks for the information! Off to play now.
Oooh this is delicious…. wonder if we have these sprays in the UK. And I lurve the stencil.
I never thought of doing this, but I love the look. Time for me to get out the Dylusions and gesso and give this a try. Hmm, now if I just had that stencil . . . .
What a fun video. I loved it.
This is what I love about Dylusions ink. So much fun to capture the bleed and see what happens. I did this with a texture medium and it was so cool I didn’t want to continue working over it.
Thank you so much for sharing this about spray inks… love the colors and vibrancy of it all!
What a great tip! I’ve put Dylusions on top of acrylic paint and gesso after they had dried and had success but had it bleed if they were not completely dry (which can be interesting). I’ve never tried to put gesso on top of dry Dylusions. Now I want to try that out. Yours turned out yummy!
Clever the way the inks peer through the gesso. I like the subtlety, but would have found it hard to cover those lovely inks initially. Thanks for sharing.
How fun!! I want to win! I need more stencils in my life!
I love how you took something that is normally thought of as a “negative” and turned it into a positive! What a great background that makes!
Loved this video. Just completed my “collection” of these spray inks. Now I’ll stock the postman until they arrive!
This is one of my favourite techniques; ‘discovered by oops’ and used frequently. I just love the soft look and feel it gives!
I love all your videos & have gone back & watched them all! That stencil would be awesome – for some lucky winner! Keeping my fingers here.
Thanks for the spray and gesso demo… what will you do with this now???
Don’t know yet – at some point my muse will tell me what to do with it!
I found out this very thing by accidents with my first bottle of Dylusions. I just wanted to spray a bit of blue and went overboard…no matter how much gesso I painted over it the blue kept coming back so I just went with it. 🙂
Learning all kinds of cool stuff from you, Carolyn! Love these Play Date videos! Thank you so much.
Can’t wait to try this with my Dylusions spray inks
That’s one of the things I love about using spray inks with stencils – you can use them to stamp with, too! Loving your play with spray 🙂
Thanks for another great video (I love watching you create)! Hope to get some spray inks and play 🙂
Loving this series and all the new ideas for spray inks. I love sprays, but am not as creative as you at finding different ways to work with them. Thanks for sharing with us!
I LOVE script stencils!! 🙂
This is probably one of my favorite things about Dylusion sprays other than the lovely bright colors. I do love the bleed through look. Thanks for the giveaway!
I love your experiments, and I am sure that the Spray Ink play paper will appear (or disappear) in another project!
Love your videos. Thank you.
I’d love to win the RW stencil! This was fun to watch and see how the gesso and the inks worked together. Thanks.
Carolyn, I love your videos, they are easy to follow and really inspire me to have a go and what the heck if it doesn’t work out, just go with it! Thank you so much for helping me loosen up! I would love to have a chance to win this stencil as I love the ‘wordy’ ones they go with everything and anything, Sharon xx
I love the bleeding through effect, but I also love the look you got when cleaning the stencil on the side using the paper towel roll. Was wondering about the few spray inks I have so far and this has given me some new ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us!!!
Oh I hope I win. having stencils shipped to Canada costs so much money!
I do not have a big area and overspray is a problem. I made my own “color catcher” box like a mini spray booth out of a cardboard box. I can also use this to prop up the surface in a vertical position to spray to get all the gorgeous runs and drips!
Love the video, playdates and dylusions. Thanks for the chance to win.
Thanks for sharing this video Carolyn, I’ve recently bought some of these spray inks and am looking for various ways to use them.
Pinned it too!
Love this tutorial. I can see using it as a scrapbook background page, but would need some fixative for the spray ink first. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks a bunch.
I would be thrilled! Love the techniques!
I love the dylusions. I can’t wait to try this technique.
I love the bleed throughs! I have been stocking up on Dylusions and I like this way of making them part of an interesting colour background. Thanks Carolyn.
I am loving these Play Dates- quick & easy
I think I need to invest in a small gel plate to really take advantage of some of the techniques you have been sharing!
I also like to use white acrylic paint over the dylusions. It bleeds through like the gesso, but is shiny on top. Fun videos as always!
This is one of the most useful videos ever! For me. Tank you. 🙂
What an awesome technique! I love love looooove bright vibrant colors of Dylusions. I can see how muting it sometimes can be super fun too! Bright rainbow skittles colors. Love that description!
This is one of my fAvorite things to do with Dylusions.
okay, two different chances to win a word stencil. maybe I should pay attention. thanks as always for sharing.
Neat technique! It’s such fun (and a learning experience) to watch you experiment, and things always turn out, even the “oopses” (is that a word??) Would love to win! Thanks for the videos and for the giveaways! ☺
Dylusions are one of my top three favorites! I can’t imagine a better pairing: spray ink & a Rembrandt Words stamp.
This is my FAVORITE in the series! It’s so bright!
Pinned it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/279504720599088697/
Wow I would never have thought of gesso OVER the spray inks (love her inks by the way) What a great idea. Love the stencil too- as always. Thanks
I actually have the supplies already for this technique! I’m going to try it for a background for an ATC swap I committed to! Can’t wait to try it out! Love all of your stencils…but this one has been on my wish list for a while!
Thanks for all the info on sprays. I love to spray then use the stencil with water to ghost the image. Really loving the word stencils and will hope to win one!
Very cool technique; it is one I will try.
Loving that Rembrandt stencil! Sure would love to win one!
Love stencils and sprays!
Love the playdates, wish it could be in person though.
Question, instead of a comment this time – any idea if a fixative would seal them? I keep meaning to try but … well … attention span of a flea and all that.
It’s another fun technique to try. No fear, right?
I love the Dylusions especially when I don’t want that shimmer look. She has such great colors in her sprays!
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