Sunday, 3 August 2014

Distress Ink Glitter Technique

Ok so I just made up a name for what I did, it is a combination of lots of different techniques but the result is just beautiful!!

Let me know what you think, I think they are just gorgeous, and are really simple cards that you can mass produce! Simply ink a piece of watercolour paper (I used Ranger branded Watercolour paper) with distress inks. Very important that you use distress inks as they react with water! When you have inked the whole piece, spritz with some water (as little or as much as you like). Then let dry. You can dry with a heat tool, if you blot the water off, you get a muted look like the orange one directly below this writing. I wasn't as thrilled with this as you don't get pretty little ink outlines from the pools of water. When it is completely dry, coat with Versamark ink by smooshing your inkpad over the whole piece of paper. Coat with a glittery embossing powder (I used Iridescent Ice emboss powder from Stampin' Up!) and heat set the powder. I used black paper with white embossed sentiments to embellish without taking away from the inked paper, which is the focal point. I used off cuts from the same pieces of paper to add a little something because it did need just a little something extra. But kept it simple. Popped it up with dimensionals and put onto a Stampin Up Naturals Ivory cardbase.

1 comment:

  1. Such a fun looking technique and an awesome result! great cards Laura