If you follow my blog you know I love ink blending! I do it pretty frequently. It's probably my go to technique when I want a fun background so I wanted to make sure I include it in my demonstration. I use our sponge daubers and I have a specific dauber for each color. They're labeled and I store them in one of our wood mount cases. I like to refer to my daubers as being "seasoned", once they're seasoned they'll blend so much better. A couple of tips I'll give when ink blending, use circular motions instead of back and forth or up and down. You'll get a much better blend. I always start light and go dark. For this first example, after I had my greens all blended together (I used Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide), I used my white craft ink and a sponge dauber to add some circles creating a bokah look.
For this example I created an under the sea scene with some shades of blues. I used Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Pacific Point. I made sure to mask off all the mermaids with post it notes before ink blending so that they wouldn't pick up the color. After I applied my background color I watercolored the mermaids with our watercolor pencils.