More Distress Inking…

Happy Friday.

Today is the third and final of the Thinking Inking Distress Ink week over on 2peas.  (Click HERE to see it.)  Next week will be a new subject!  (Hint: Your hands will be just as messy, but this time using something you used even in pre-school. 🙂  Be sure to keep coming – this class is 9 weeks! I HIGHLY recommend reading the class threads HERE.  There are many questions answered, tips given, and amazing projects shared.  (Big hugs to all of you playing along!)


Here is today’s video.  This is one of my favorite techniques.  Big thanks to Tim Holtz for inspiring it all.

I thought I would share another example and some more video links…

061909 Butterflies

061909 Butterflies Close Supplies: Hero Arts stamps (greeting, heart flourish, woodgrain background), Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls, Big and Bossy Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Martha Butterfly Punch.

A bit about this card… The background is a Hero Arts woodgrain stamp stamped with Walnut Ink Distress Ink.  I quickly added some gold Perfect Pearls.  (This was shown in Video 2.)  For the butterflies, I stamped a heart flourish a few times on ivory cardstock with embossing ink.  I then heat embossed with clear powder.  Following the inking tips in Video 3 (above), I pressed the embossed pieces into a variety of Distress Inks and water.  The embossed area resists the ink.  I then just punched out a bunch of butterflies.  Easy.  In fact, I normally do many pieces at once and then just punch a bunch of different shapes from it.

And a few video links…If you are interested in watercolor stamping, there is another video HERE from Hero Arts.  And if you are interested in a spin on today’s technique using resist (like the butterfly card above), click HERE.

OK… a quick moment of important enabling.  Go.  Now.  And buy THIS and THIS These are the tools you need for blending inks and playing with the many techniques we do in my class.  These have FOAM, not felt.  (Felt is for alcohol inks.)  And these will take you one step closer to being having Tim Holtz in your hands. 🙂  Hee.  Truly.  It is worth the purchase.  You won’t regret it.  And they are in stock HERE and rumor has it they are selling fast…

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More to share tomorrow.  Didn’t want to bore ya with too long of a post!

By the way, you still have time to win on yesterday’s post.  Check HERE.


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17 thoughts on “More Distress Inking…”

  1. Great video Jenn and beautiful cards. I love distress inks but never really knew that there were so many fun things to do with them!
    I don’t have the craft sheet but I’m assuming you could use a glossy surface such as wax paper.

  2. I’m loving the videos, I have all the distress inks 🙂 and I’m in the process of buying the reinkers. LOVE LOVE the blending tool and foams. thank You so much for sharing these amazing techniques with us!

  3. Jennifer, I really enjoyed all the videos this week. Learned some new techniques, too. I use the distress inks a lot in my stamping projects and love the effect. They are a super product. It’s obvious you learned a lot at Ranger U and all the playing you did after your class there. Thanks again for the inspiration. Have a great week-end.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  4. I’m loving these videos. I think my kids might enjoy making cards with me if they can smush the paper into the ink and see what happens. This looks like fun.

  5. Your class is fantastic Jennifer – I am enjoying the inks so so much. Thank you for introducing me to Tim Holtz and distressing. Bring on more fun next week 🙂

  6. Another great lesson. I am already enjoying the inks and the blending tool. It’s just as easy as you show, but I always enjoy a refresher course. Your butterfly card is beautiful TFS!!! :0)

  7. Thank you for another great video. Your butterfly card is wonderful.
    Question: when you use different distressing inks, is there an order in which to use them so as not to get multicolored stamppads?

  8. Jennifer – you were a topic in my class I taught on Tuesday night. Here is the reason – we were talking about scraps and how to use them and why you should not throw them away. So, we were wondering, How do you store your scraps? By color, solids versus patterns or how? Inquiring minds want to know!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jennifer I really enjoy your blog, and have enjoyed even more this week of your classes Thinking Inking. I love the Distress Inks but didn’t really know much about them, thanks for this class, I’ve even printed off the tips and techniques so I have them on my stamping table as a reminder of what I can do.

  10. Hello Jennifer.
    As usual I enjoy your video very much. And I always pick up new tricks from you. Your projects are amazing!! In Friday’s video, I’ve noticed that when you were drying the cut outs, they wouldn’t stay put, and you couldn’t hold them with your hands. May I share an idea with you? Put the cut out in a small rimmed box when you dry it. This way the cut out would be retained by the rims of the box and you won’t burn your fingers.
    Stamping hugs.

  11. Hi Jennifer, I watched the 3 inking tutorials, thank you so much, I have learned a lot. I am going to try your tips myself …thanks again

  12. Jennifer

    Wow, love how you used this distress ink! My girls and I are going to have a ball playing with all of these techniques.

    Thanks so much.

    Sandi N.

  13. Hi Jennifer,

    I am really enjoying your class over at 2 Peas. You make me want to run out and buy everything! 🙂 But luckily I had alot of alcohol ink that I never used so I am having a great time with some of these latest techniques. Distress Ink really is different than other inks–I’ve been experimenting–now I know why you love it so much. Anyway thanks so much for sharing so much technique-wise. You are a delight to listen too. Cheers, Bev

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