June 18, 2012

Water Colouring with Distress Inks

I am sure that you have a collection of Distress inks and that you have found many ways to use them... from distressing the backgrounds and corners to your cards to inking through your Spellbinders to give the edges some definition.

But they also make an excellent medium for water colouring  and the results are superb.
This pretty Christmas image from Lili of the Valley  has been coloured with a limited palette ...  but the card looks very soft.
This is another using the Dusty Concord Ink and of course the Spellbinders.
Because I was asked how to get the look I added three videos to cover the different aspects on the image.
The  First video on Skin  will give you the links to the two other parts on hair and clothes.

And the image I used was from the SWALK collection from Crafters Companion 

The videos cover the skin, hair and clothes and I have used the Water coloured card from the same company.  And because the image is being water coloured then you will need to use a waterproof ink such as StazOn.

This is also a good way to put your   "Big'N Juicy"   ink pads to work too though the colours from them are a lot more vibrant..... so take extra care.

Hugs xx

1 comment:

  1. lovely jubbly, thanks for these Christina.xx


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