I’ve been having great fun with this bimonthly class at The Paperie – Distress Renewed. This month, due to popular request, we went back to Distress Inks again and I dug deep to come up with some new ways to use them. I think I succeeded!
The results were two new ways to build backgrounds, one in a watercoloury (that’s a real word, I swear!) way and the other using a new blending technique.
The blended ink background has double stencil layers, some water dripping, and ink splats. Lots going on but still not too busy:
Layers with alphas and stickers from the element sheet:
Now, can I be honest for a minute here? I’ve never been a fan of the Tea Dye Distress Ink – it just didn’t work for me. Until this LO:
See those orangey splats? Tea Dye. Awesomeness. Love, love, love.
The watercoloury background used about 12 different colours of ink:
The perfect mix of Old Paper ink and Perfect Pearls powder for ink splats with shimmer and defined edges, plus circle stamping:
Back early next week with the first in my Seasonal Mini Albums class – Summer!