Hello! Today at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps blog I am sharing a tutorial using Distress Inks and water. Here's a peek at what you will need.
I am a huge fan of distress inks and water for backgrounds but I have been wanting to try a stamping technique so after a few experiments I am ready to share my tips with you!
First ink up a stamp with one or several distress inks. I found that I preferred to use a stamp with solid areas such as this bold sentiment rather than thin lined images or sentiments. The fabulous Words of Life Collection 1 stamp set is brimming with words that work perfectly with this technique.
Take a mister of water and spritz ink liberally.
After the ink is dry (I use a heat tool), ink stamp with a black ink and stamp over the top of the original stamping. I like using the MISTI when doing this technique for the easy and precise alignment!
For my sample, I am playing along with Splitcoaststampers' HYCCT1525 I die cut the "thanks" with a circle die and added three butterflies from Parisian Posctard. For the background, I created a watercolor wash using distress inks.
Here's another sample using the word HOPE from Words of Life Collection 1. I just love the font on this one! The background for this card was created with Brusho Crystal Colours with splatters from Distress Inks.
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