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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watercolour Backgrounds with Distress Inks - Nicky Amber

Tanyah has just received a new shipment of Distress Inks in store (which are selling at a fantastic price!) so I thought I'd share a technique using them for all those lucky people who have snapped themselves up a bargain.

I'll be using Distress Inks to create a watercolour background.

Step 1.  To start off...select two or three colours and stamp or swipe the inkpad onto a craft mat or non-porous surface.

Step 2.  Using a mini mister...spray the ink until large droplets form.

 Step 3.  Press or swipe your paper into the misted ink.

Step 4.  The colours will 'bleed' into each other producing a lovely watercolour background.  If you would like more colour you can swipe and reswipe until you are happy with it.

The dried result (after doing some reswiping)......

With the watercoloured backgrounds I have made some gift tags.

To make these, I have used my new Spellbinder Nestabilities dies that Tanyah also has new instore.

 To dress them up I've used the Prima calligraphy script stamp
  and the Sullivans Best Friends stamp

 Resulting in these......

If you are local and interested in learning more Distress Ink techniques just let Tanyah know and we can organise a class to help you make the most of your Distress Inks.

Happy Creating...xxxooo


Tanyah Payne said...

WOW nic these are amazing! love them all! xx

Julie said...

your tags are lovely Nic. Isn't Distress Ink so versatile?

Anonymous said...

These look brilliant Nic! Its amazing what you can do when you just add those last couple of steps in! TFS!! Alz :)

Lisa K said...

They are GORGEOUS - Imight use this technique for some ATCs I have to do!! Thanks Nicky!!