Friday 21 January 2011

Distress inks

Hi all i don't have a card for you today but i thought i
would share with you my first efforts
at water colouring with distress inks.

Reading through the latest copy of Magnolia ink mag,
i noticed a lot of the cards are done with this method,
i wanted to try myself.

so i made a colour chart come pallet laminating it,
and off i went.

I used watercolour paper, i first tried on some cheap
paper but it bled and didn't seem to blend right.
So i then used some better quality paper and
wow wow wow it seemed to blend perfectly.

I did scourer the interweb looking for tutorials
and tips, i found a few on You tube they make it seem so easy.

Everyone seemed to use Tattered Rose for the skin
i also added a bit of Antique linen for the shading this seems to work well.

I just have the ink pads but i noticed that a lot of people
use the reinker bottles. Do you get a stronger colour
using these or is it the same?
If anybody knows.

The best thing though is to play it's only paper.

The stamps i have used are two from the new Magnolia
You are so special range. The other stamp is a freebie
from simply card and paper craft mag i got yesterday.
It's a Molly Blooms stamp.
I don't normally by mags (except the Magnolia ink mag of course),
I only buy them if i like the freebie.

Last night when i have finished i was thinking
Ooh i don't know if these are any good, but
this morning they seem a lot better,
and seeing them photographed on the computer
(even though i do say so myself) they look great.
Make way for the big head.. LOL.. ha! ha! ha!

Hope you all have a fab weekend,
I'll probably be practicing more.
Thanks for stopping by
ta ta


  1. These look fabulous Angie - wish I could colour half as well as this!!!!!! Jo x

  2. Oh WOW, these are gorgeous....I am so envious of you, I try and try to colour with DI but they take me hours and even still I just can't get the hang.....
    I love your colour choices and your shading is fabulous!!!


  3. They look fantastic to me, beautiful colouring.

  4. WOw ! superb colouring, so sweet !

  5. Hi hun these are fabulous I love using inks its very therapeutic its just very rare I do then I lose the knack of it lol. You have done a fabulous job of these hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. Beautiful Angie, Love your shading!! I tried to email you but it failed!



Thanks for all your wonderful comments
i love to read them
and they are much appreciated.
Hugs to you all Angie x


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