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:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

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.

Ardyth said...

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

Nikki Spencer said...

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.

Christine Blain said...

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 :)

Mae Collins said...

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.

Sue W said...

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!

Andrea said...

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

Karren said...

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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