Friday, June 26, 2009

Thinking Inking Week 1 Part 1 Distress Inks

Two Peas in a Bucket has asked Jennifer McGuire to do a 9 week class on Distress Inks, Stamping, Embossing Powders and such. I got to the party a little late as they are in the second week, but I am going to plod along and finish as much as I can. The title of this blog entry will link you directly to the thread on Two Peas.

These are my projects for Week 1 Part 1.

One of the first techniques was just to apply distress ink to paper so you could see how it changes the look of something. We were to take a bright colored paper and see how it could alter it just by applying some ink. I covered some old American Crafts and some Basic Grey paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The stamp is from Close to My Heart.

This technique is called Water Splotching. I inked up a tag and then you sprinkle water onto the tag and it creates these cool splotches. Then we were to stamp in a paper flower. The Thank You and flower stamp are both from Inque Boutique/Darice.

I really liked this technique. I inked a tag with three different colors (Concord Grap, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick) then you ink up a stamp with clear embossing ink and spritz it with water (this is a Tim Holtz flourish stamp.) Once it is sufficiently wet, you stamp n the ink and let it work its magic. I also used the fist technique here as well and inked the bright Basic Grey paper with Spiced Marmalade.

The last technique was masking. Since I didn't have any masks handy, I made some. I took an old Bo Bunny cardstock sticker and punched out various circles. I inked the tag with some Broken China and a little Shabby Shutters. then I applied the mask circles and covered the entire tag with Faded Jeans. Since I decided to make this an underwater feeling card, I stamped the card front with the Tim Holtz flourish stamp using the water technique and also with some ink so I could apply some perfect pearls to the top. This card needed some shimmer. The shells are QuicKutz and when I was all done, I spritzed the entire thing with a light misting of white Perfect Pearls. I curled the ribbon by heating it with my heat tool.

What a great class! Jen is really creative and I am having a blast! Stay tuned for more Thinking Ink projects from me shortly!


Laurie Zeller said...

Beautiful!! I'll have to check out the class on 2 Peas. I'm very intrigued because I just love ink!!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh wow! These are some awesome techniques - thanks for sharing with us. I just love all of them. I also really like my graph stamp on that flower - cool idea