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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:

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Layers with alphas and stickers from the element sheet:

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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:

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See those orangey splats? Tea Dye. Awesomeness. Love, love, love.

The watercoloury background used about 12 different colours of ink:

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The perfect mix of Old Paper ink and Perfect Pearls powder for ink splats with shimmer and defined edges, plus circle stamping:

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best day ever layersI love these Distress Renewed classes – it’s as much fun for me to find new ways to use my products as it is to teach them!

Back early next week with the first in my Seasonal Mini Albums class – Summer!