Monday, 22 February 2016

Distress Ink Lifting

I had so much fun trying the
Distress Ink Lifting technique shared by Jennifer McGuire on her blog
I know I will be using it again and again.

I matted my stamped panel then inked the cardbase using the same ink.
The Stampendous Magnolia Rose is quite a large stamp
and it fits on the 6x6 base perfectly.

I think I may have used the opposite side of the white cardstock base to the one I used for the stamped panel, as the ink looks slightly different, even though they're the same colour => something to keep in mind if you try this technique.

Here is a close-up so that you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella over the stamped image.  It really adds extra pop to the coloured image against the background.  I think it blends the inks a little more too.

Here is another panel using the same stamp, technique and inks, each time the result is unique. 

From my experience I can say:-
  • this is an exciting technique, once you try it, it will be one you will use over & over again
  • super saturate your background with Distress Ink, when you think it is saturated, give it another good inking
  • make sure you get plenty of ink in ALL the tiny gaps between the embossed image 
  • work as fast as you can, the more the ink dries, the less it reacts and the less it blends ... I had heat embossed four images in readiness for my 1st attempt, loved it so much that I thought I would get organised and inked up the other three panels and I super saturated them.  Sadly when I went back to them the next day it didn't work!!!  A quick check of Jennifer's video tutorial reminded me that I had to do everything while the ink was still wet => lesson learned!!!
INGREDIENTS
  • Smooth white 285gsm cardstock
  • Stampendous Magnolia Rose Cling Stamp
  • Versamark Ink
  • Clear glitter embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Zig Watercolor BrusH2O detailer
  • Zig Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
  • Mini Distress Inks:
  • Faded Jeans - background
  • Worn Lipstick - flower petals
  • Peeled Paint - leaves & stems
  • Spiced Marmalade- middle of the flowers
  • Barn Door - berries
  • Dusty Concord - bow
  • Perfect Layers Ruler - to cut the white mat around the stamped panel
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

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Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 133 Inspiration Piece (image)   
The colours are gorgeous ... the darker blue sure looks like Faded Jeans Distress Ink that I used for the background of my stamped panel - what do you think?  The flowers are really pretty too ... the petals luscious,just like the ones in the Magnolia Rose stamp I used.  And the last piece of inspiration is the white edged squares, just like the layers under the image panel of my card.

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Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge
#thedailymarker30day
I used the exciting Distress Ink Lifting technique to colour my image and card panel.

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The Details of Kathy's challenge can be found HERE if you want to join the colouring fun.

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The challenge is to try something NEW.
I used a NEW stamp and a NEW technique.
Simon Says Stamp Blog

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Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge Blog
February 2016 Challenge
The challenge requires the use of loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking.
I have used embossing powder to heat emboss my stamped image.
There is glitter in the embossing powder for some extra sparkle.

If you want to become a SNS Featured Artist, you must use an SNS image
=> I will be checking my stash to see what I can create with them later this month.



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5 comments:

  1. These absolutely beautiful! I wish I had time to learn more about the technique and give it a try. Granddaughter gets top priority. I have taught her to love Wink of Stella, though! :o) Next year she will be in school full-time, so Gramma can play more.

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  2. Tracy, this is so beautiful and love your coloring!!!

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  3. Dazzling card of flowers on colored cardstock. Thanks for sharing.:)

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  4. FANTASTIC! I caught this card on The Stencil Specialist's blog and it is beautiful, Tracy! Thank you for sharing your Stampendous creation!

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