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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Distress Inks

For my class over the next two weeks I am going to be showing the wonders of Distress Inks and how we can use them. There are some wonderful videos on You Tube, you only need to type in to search for Distress Inks.  I have prepared two ways to decorate tags, though of course, this could be any size card to make either the background or the main area of a card, which I will be showing at a later date.
Firstly Basic Blending adding embellishments, the flower head was coloured with the inks too.
Colours used, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge
Again with Basic Blending but this time I stamped images onto it. Colours used, as bove.
The above started as Basic Blending but then I splashed water over it, which disperses the ink and leaves splodges, you can leave it to air dry or help along with your heat tool. This is called Water Splashing. Colours used Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Rusty Hinge. 
Again this is the Water Splashing Technique, this time I have stamped onto the tag. Colours I used are, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood and Rusty Hinge.
The above technique is called Water Stamping, the tag was fully coloured with Weathered Wood, I then choose a swirl stamp, no ink was added to the stamp, I sprayed water onto the stamp, then I directly stamped onto the tag. The water this time lifts off the ink and leaves a watermark design.

Again this is Stamping with Water, I first covered the tag all over with Rusty Hinge, I used Walnut Stain to colour the edges. I used a swirl stamp, sprayed water onto it and stamped directly onto the tag, the stamp lifts off the colour. I then stamped with black ink a smaller swirl.
Adding colour to patterned paper, sometimes the patterned paper we may want to use is very bright, so we can add some distress inks to subdue the brightness. Here I used Scattered Straw.
This time I used a bright piece of paper, but subdued it using Peeled Paint, the edges were inked with Dusty Concorde.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, I have only shown 4 techniques, used in two ways, embellishments and stamping. I will be returning, with more ways to use Distress Inks. If you have any quetions or comments I would be delighted to read them.


uhooi said...

It works great, beautiful and creative,,

annesyme said...

I love your tutorials Carole, the tags are fabulous. Off now to try the paper roses.
Anne xx

Wynn Walton said...

Great tutorials Caz I am going to try the water stamping with my crafters. Thank you. Hugs Wynn xx