Choose two colors - I chose purple and pink on the butterfly card and blue and green in the tutorial below. Then select various shades of dye ink in those colors - I use dye inks (ie water soluable) so that they can be blended in the final stage of the technique.
1. Start by covering the piece of c/stock entirely with the lightest of one of the colors. I usually brayer it on, although as you can see from the photo my brayering technique is not great. Alternatively, you could sponge the whole piece if you're brayer-phobic.2. Either at the top or bottom of your panel, start adding layers of one color from lighest to darkest using a sponge.
3. Move to the other end of the panel and start sponging on the other color from lightest to darkest.
4. Take a wide, damp brush and paint a thin layer of Shimmerz. on top of your sponging. The damp brush will help to blend the inks further and in this sample it will get rid of that nasty line left from my poor brayering.
I hope you give this technique a try - it's a lot of fun. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment. Come back tomorrow for another card using this technique and featuring another Artistic Oupost image.