Lets have a look at what I would do with reds.....
I've used Berry Sweet by Flourishes for my tutorial and have imagined the light source is coming from the upper right hand side.
One thing I always do with my images, is colour the red areas first. Why? Well, if it does bleed and make a mess, at least I haven't spent a lot of time working on the rest of the image and can simply start again.
- Work on an absorbent surface, but putting clean scratch paper or paper towel under your work. This will help absorb some of the excess ink.
- Try different paper! A soft paper is much more likely to bleed.
- Use less ink - it doesn't matter if the back isn't looking smooth, focus on the front and don't over soak your paper.
- Feather blend or flick your colours rather than circle blend. This made a huge difference for me.
- Let your layers dry before adding the darker colours as your paper can only hold so much ink before bleeding.
- Stay away from your edges so that a little bleeding will not go outside the line, remember due to the intensity of red, the colourless blender won't work to correct your mistakes.
Kathy :)Pin It