I'm calling this card 'DISCOVER'.
As I was playing with my Distress inks, I discovered a way to make some fantastic background papers that have a distressed look without all the work of distressing.
See how the underlying colour is just peeking out behind the blue? Love the look!!
So, as many of you saw the other day, Jennifer McGuire made a wonderful set of cards using inked paper, a stencil and water. She inked the paper, laid the stencil over and then sprayed with water. Since the Distress inks react with water, she was able to get the stencil impression to show on the ink leaving a wonderful design behind.
Well, I tried the technique but when it was drying I disliked the look so in my effort to save the piece, I rubbed another colour of Distress ink right over the top and loved what happened next.
So here you go....have fun and enjoy.
Here is what I did.
Here are the supplies you need to get started.
Ink your white cardstock by pressing the ink pad and rubbing it all over your paper.
You will be left with a inked piece of paper.
Lay your stencil directly over the inked paper from above and generously spray
with water making sure to cover the whole surface.
This is what it will look like after you spray it with water and remove the stencil.
The impression of the stencil will show through and your paper will look discoloured.
At this point, I wasn't happy with the look so...................
....in an effort to save my piece of cardstock, while still wet, I grabbed my blue ink
pad that was sitting on my desk and just pressed it all over the paper like I had
done with the Pistachio green above.
Step # 6
Voila!! Look what happened next. and as it dried it got even more of a distressed look.
Thanks so much for coming for a look.
Hope you get as much fun creating as I do.
Supplies: stamp- STAMPlorations/ ink- Distress, Memento/ stencil- Gourmet Stamps/ Mini Mister/ die cut- Memory Box/ MISTI