Saturday 29 June 2013

Distress Inks Mastered!

Well done to all our new recruits on Wednesday night. You did a great job on your first Distress Ink cards. And here are the photos to prove it! 

Thank you to Kay for her beginner's demo - exploring stamping, distressing edges and the basics of matting and layering.

Michelle demonstrated a double resist technique, first stamping and embossing plain card. Then adding colour distress ink. Then stamping and embossing again, before finally adding a dark colour distress ink. Very effective results! Click here for a tutorial.

And finally the distress inks and water demo. We looked at three techniques with water :
  • stamping an image with distress inks and either spritzing or blending the colour with a wet paintbrush

  • inking up an acrylic block then spritzing the block with water and stamping

  • inking up card with distress inks then spritzing a stamp with water and stamping to create a watermark image (didn't get any piccies!)
 Click here for 'How to guide' for each water technique.


  1. Beautiful examples, thank you for sharing my daughter's card here.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I was really impressed with her card - colours, layout and general composition. Well done!