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!

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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!

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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!

 

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