Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Reverse Color Blocking Technique

I figured if you could color block one way...let's reverse it and see what we get!

I used the same supplies as with the basic color blocking technique so no worries on adding anything new to your stash ;)

Reverse Color Blocking

Basic Color Blocking 001



Distress Inks

Ink Blending Tool

Masking Paper or scrap paper


1. Begin by placing a mask with the straight edge towards the center of the card.

Reverse Color Blocking 001

2. Apply inks towards the center of the card (in the Basic Color Blocking Technique we applied the inks along the outside edge)

Reverse Color Blocking 002

3. Leave the first mask in place and over lap a second piece of masking paper...

Reverse Color Blocking 006

4. Apply inks and continue alternating between adding additional layers of masking paper and ink until you're satisfied with the results.

And this is one possible outcome using the reverse color blocking technique!

Reverse Color Blocking 007

A few people were asking for additional examples of the Basic Color Blocking Technique to give more ideas on how you could vary the colors.

I didn't forget about you ~ I will be sharing the finished card for this as well as several other patterns you could create using these two techniques.

Till then friends...warm inky wishes!!
BTW, Ding Ding Ding ~ this is post #800!!!
Sure doesn't seem like that many :)


  1. Oh and so glad to be here along the way! Here is to another 800 more! Thank you for your generous spirit and kind soul!

  2. Awww, thanks Brian!! Glad you're here as well!!

  3. Happy 800th, Roni! *throws confetti*

    Keep 'em coming. You are such an inspiration. I visit daily, tho I do not leave many comments. Even have some of your techniques bookmarked. Voted at the Poll too. Love this blog!

  4. Congrats on your 800th post!! And thank you for all the sharing and teaching you do to us mere mortals out here in blogland!

  5. I think this might be my favorite color blocking technique so far! I'm going to give it a try tonight!


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