Video: Reactive Distress Ink + Giveaway
Hello! Today’s technique is a unique one that is out of my comfort zone. But I think that is what makes it fun! It takes advantage of the reactive properties of Distress Ink for a messy-but-artsy-and-fun watercolor look.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
I will admit – I love how cool this technique is, but I usually shy away from it since it is so out-of-my-comfort-zone! However, today I decided to just go for it and stick with it until I had completed cards. And I am glad I did.
Distress Ink reacts when it comes in contact with water. By spritzing a stamped image with a tiny bit of water, the ink dances and moves out like fireworks. The effect is really fun! (And MUCH more intense with bold colors. I went not-so-bold.)
By the way – I find I get best results when I spritz the image very soon after it is stamped.
These My Favorite Things Sketched Blooms Stamps are perfect for this technique. So much fun! I also like the My Favorite Things Friends Like Us greeting. Such a great sentiment.
Here’s the matching envelope…
Oh – and I cut the background with a large pierced-edge die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 Dies set.
I encourage you to try something that it out of your comfort zone. It can be a lot of fun!
Here are some other videos you might find helpful:
- Distress Ink bleed
- Distress Ink splatter
- Easy blending with Distress Ink and water
- Stamping with die cut craft foam
NEW MFT RELEASE
The My Favorite Things Sketched Blooms Stamps I used in this video are part of the newest release from My Favorite Things. MFT keeps impressing me more and more each month – and I am not sure how that is possible! Such great designs. Incredible designs. You can see all of new products HERE.
How would you like to get your hands on a stamp set from this newest My Favorite Things release? One lucky winner will! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 1/10/16 telling me if you, too, struggle with messy-but-artsy-and-fun techniques. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from MFT and the Distress Inks.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.