Monday, 9 July 2012

Playing with Distress Inks - part 1

I've seen a Tim Holtz make inky backgrounds by putting Distress Inks onto a craft sheet, spraying with water, then dunking some watercolour paper into the watery ink, and I thought I'd give it a go.

For my first try, I decided to have a go at a couple of challenges at the same time - Just Add Ink's Winter challenge, and Annabelle Stamps' Snowflakes challenge
There are silver embossed snowflakes, but also clear pearl embossed snowflakes as well, which show up in this photo - colour looks a bit odd in this 2nd photo, though - I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire:

8 comments:

  1. I love how you used the Distress Inks. Sounds a little scary but the result is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  2. Love this one too - my favourite colour and my favourite image (snowflakes) for my favourite holiday!

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  3. Michelle this is such a lovely technique, l love the vibrancy of the Tim Holtz inks and you have made a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at JAI.

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  4. This is really lovely, Michelle. I love how you've used different embossing powders to emboss the snowflakes on that gorgeous background. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week :)

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  5. This is a pretty card and I love the technique you have used. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

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  6. Love how you used your distress inks Michelle, the snowflakes, embossed in silver really stand out! Thanks for playing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

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  7. Just beautiful Michelle, love that technique!
    TFS with us this week :)
    Andrea

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  8. Cool card! I really must try that technique - it's been on my To Do list for way too long. Congrats on your Honorable Mention at JAI.

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