More Proof that Distress Inks Are Amazing

Hey there, stampers.

You have heard me say many times that I think Distress Inks are amazing. Well, here is just one more bit of proof.

Creating this flower? Easy with Distress Inks

I simply inked the awesome Hero Arts flower stamp with my favorite Distress Ink colors (Peacock Feather and Mowed Lawn) and stamped it on watercolor paper. (I did not mist the stamp first.) The image isn’t the greatest at this point, but never fear! Just use water and a brush over it. The water reacts with the ink and it moves – instantly acting like a watercolor (but so much better). It blends so easily and perfectly. I then pressed some Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Inks onto my craft sheet and used a wet brush to pick up color and add a bit of depth to the image. After letting it dry, I used markers to add dots to the center of the flower…

It looks hand painted! But I couldn’t paint something that good to save my life. LOL. Thank goodness for Distress Inks and awesome stamps! (Maybe I should do a video showing this technique? Hmmm…)

For more info, head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Oh, and they are giving lots of peeks at the new stamps coming out soon. Be sure to check them out.

Hero Arts Painted Flower Stamp (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Tweed Background (SSS|EH)



Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (SSS|EH)


Mowed Lawn Distress Ink (SSS|EH)


Peeled Paint Distress Ink (SSS|EH)


Faded Jeans Distress Ink (SSS|EH)


Versamark (SSS|EH)


Copic Markers (SSS|EH)








Hero Arts Pool Notecards (SSS|EH)


Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive (SSS|EH)