Saturday, June 18, 2011

Giving Destress Ink's a Try...




Recently I discovered the amazing technique of coloring stamped images with Ranger's Distress Ink. It might not be new to everyone, but it is new to me. I have a drawer full of these awesome inks, so today I decided to give it a try. It took a couple of messed up images to finally get one that I liked, but now I'm in love with the look. I think it's such a different style than I'm used to with my Copics. I love the difference and it really seemed to fit the look I was going for today. I added some modeling past to the edges of the image, then stipple brushed some inks on to it. In fact, most everything on this page has been stippled with tea dye ink to tone it down. The flowers are handmade because I didn't have any in my stash that matched the color scheme. I like the way they turned out as well. Tip: It's always nice to be able to match your papers and making your own gives you that freedom. I am really thrilled with the way this one came out!

I would like to enter this one in the following challenges:

Pollycraft Monday - #97 - use ribbon and flowers - design team call

Just Add Ink - #72 - color something

Southern Girls Challenge - #21 - anythign goes

The Paper Shelter - #18 - punches and dies

Top Tip Tuesday - #38 - Open - tips

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and easy

Have a great day!!!

5 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Lovely colouring with Distress Inks. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Kazza said...

Well, that is one super pretty card!!! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karen xx

Debs said...

Truly beautiful card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs

colblue said...

That is a lovely card Jodi, well done! :)

Mae Collins said...

Lovely soft colouring and very nice flowers. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.