Distress Inks aren’t scary!

Hello again, Giselle here with a layout using distress inks. I have always been intrigued at the effects that can be achieved with inks and as Rebekah taught 2 classes at GoGo in October 2016, using distress ink techniques to great effect, I decided to give it a go.

This is  one of Rebekah’s designs, so lovely!


However, those who know me will understand that I do not usually do inky, messy things – far too scary for a ‘less is more’ scrapper like me! And I’m not a big fan of the grungy look that often accompanies distress ink techniques.

So, I used some of the brighter colours and got out Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers inks from the Tim Holtz range. I didn’t want the ink to dominate the design so I came up with the idea of using it to fill small spaces. I cut a couple of strips of circle outlines using my Silhouette… circles being my favourite shape!


I stamped lightly and randomly over a piece of white textured cardstock using Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. Then I inked over that using just the edge of the Picked Raspberry ink pad.  I splattered tiny drops of water onto the inked paper with an old toothbrush which allowed the colours to blend together little bit.
Using the strips of circles as a template I cut out pieces of inked paper and glued them to the back of the circles. The result was a  surprisingly (for me!) fun layout, so I’ll probably try other ways to use inks with no mess!


If you give this idea try, share your layouts with all the GoGo fans on our Facebook page.

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