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…
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…
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.