Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks


There are so many things yo can do with
Tim Holtz Distress inks, by Ranger
 I am showing you a couple
of my personal favorites.

 Start with a blank piece of smooth white card stock
I used a 12x12 piece, because I will be making
a scrapbook page out of it. However all these
techniques can be downsized to cards or tags.
You might want to practice on tag size to get the
feel for the method.
Choose your color's and order
Clear and clean your splat mat.
Pounce the ink across your Splat Mat
in layered lines
- spritz with your mini mister
Distress ink is water soluble.
You will see little beads of color start to form
Lay your paper in the misted ink and water,
swipe gently to one side and lift
- dry with heat gun
You can repeat carefully on spots
you think need more ink
This next step is my all time favorite thing to do with
distress inks. Go to your stamp collection
 { Tim Holtz rubber stamps work perfectly for this}
layer your ink in colors as you like, start with
lightest and work to darkest so you don't transfer
to your ink pads.
You don't have to rush this step
Next gently mist the stamp with water
Stamp it and lift....presto looks like you
are a water color artist
Note: the more water you mist the more
opaque the water color stamp will be
Take the distress embossing pad, ink your
stamp of choice and emboss on pure
white with clear or white emboss.
Inset paper is approximately 4" x 6"
Repeat the first steps above for a unique look

You can darken any areas and fix your
edges with your Ink Tool and Inks
Remember we are building backgrounds so this is not
a fussy process. Experiment and have fun!!

Dont' forget to drop by 
Scrapbookers Paradise and leave a comment,
you could win your choice of one distress ink pad. 

Visit Hannah to see what she got up to
with the Distress Inks



Micupoftea~ said...

What fun! I LOVE playing with ink and the variety of results I get each time. TFS, Pam! Happy April :)

jengd said...

Lovely! I agree with you- the "watercolor" butterflies are really something! Thanks for sharing!

Rita Barakat said...

Love it - love my distress inks too!