Week two of the Thinking Inking class was to use Distress Inks in stamping. So Jennifer wanted us to use several techniques to do this. Her sample was a layout that displayed all of the techniques, I just made a card instead. Again, if you are interested in the class, the title of this blog entry is a link to the thread on Two Peas in a Bucket.
I will describe the techniques from upper left to right and then lower left to right. I used two stamps from Inque Boutique/Darice.
1. Stamp with Fired Brick Distress Ink, then rub on some red perfect pearls. The perfect pearls give it a great shimmer.
2. Stamp with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then cover with clear embossing powder to bring out the color.
3. Stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and them embossed with bronze embossing powder.
4. Ink the stamp with Scattered Straw Distress Ink, then add a little Tea Dye Distress Ink around the edges. Spritz the stamp with water and it makes a water color image.
5. Just stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink.
6. Same technique as #4 - inked stamp with Dried Marigold Distress Ink, then added a little Vintage Photo around the edges, spritzed with water, then stamp. Makes a water color stamped image.
7. Is the the family stamp in the middle of the card. She wanted us to stamp on cork and see how the ink showed so well on it.
I'm having a great time playing with all my Ranger/Tim Holtz goodies and actually using a lot of the stamps I have that I never use!