‘Space Invader Alien’ for Jess Crafts Digitals PLUS galaxy background tutorial


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here for Jess Crafts Digitals with the digital release of ‘Space Invader Alien’ from the 10 March 2017.  I just adored this alien and of course used the benefit of having a digital image to flip it and print it in many sizes for these three cards.  I had intended on just making one card, but  had such fun colouring them in and making the galaxy backgrounds! Stroll down further for a quick tutorial of how I created the card backgrounds.

The Jess Crafts DIgital blog is fun of inspiration and other projects also using this digital stamp set. Check them out at http://jesscraftsdigitals.blogspot.com.au/.  This stamp set can be purchased instore by clicking on this link – https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessCraftsShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu. Now for a closer look at each card…


And now an even closer look at the little aliens…they were all coloured using Touch Five markers.  The white dots were added using a Dylusions paint pen.

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In regards to the background for these cards, please find a step by step tutorial below as to how I made this using Distress Inks.  The colours I used are Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

Step 1 – Using your ink blending tool, apply some Mustard Seed. I applied this where I wanted to see the coloured elements of the ‘galaxy’, though the other inks will also blend with it.  I also like to use some washi tape to mask off the other side of the card so I dont get ink on it.


Step 2 – apply the Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves around the other inks already applied.  Using the Chipped Sapphire, start adding colour around the edges, lightly blending in to the centre.


Step 3 – Using Black Soot, blend around the edges of the card and lightly in to the centre


Step 4 – Go back in with each of the colours to brighten them up if you like


Step 5- Mix a little white acrylic paint with water and using a fan brush (this is my choice of brush, however you could use a toothbrush to flick on the splatters or any other brush that works for you) lightly make splatters on the background.


Step 6 – Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun.  I like this option as I am too impatient to wait for it to dry!  In the meantime, you could colour your images and the background will be dry by the time you’re done.


Thanks for joining me today and I’d love to see your galaxy backgrounds and what you create with this gorgeous Space Invader Alien digital stamp!


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