Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tutorial: Coloring with Distress Inks

This month's Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog theme is Floral theme.  Trena made this amazing card using the Sheena Douglass - Paint Fusion Stamp Set - Tulip

She started with coloring the sky using Distress inks and a blender tool onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock - this is the base piece. She made the cloud template with a scalloped die cut.

Next, she stamped the flower images over the sky, now worrying about overlap since she was going to paper piece over the base. She stamped the images a second time onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

Next she colored with Distress ink pads and a stylus tool, blending colors by lightly building color directly on the cardstock. Starting with the lightest color, she colored the entire image. Then she added the darker color and darkest color, then came back in and blended with the lightest color. She colored both the base and pieces to be cut out. You don't need to worry about staying inside the lines for the images since they will be cut out. 

She colored the stems with Spectrum Noir MarkersCG1 and CG2.
Distress ink pads used:
leaves: shabby shutters, forest moss
pedals: mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick

After cutting out the pieces, She edged them with a black water-based marker and attached the pieces at bottom portion of the image. After it dried, she bent them up. This adds wonderful dimension to a single layer base.

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Katie Ann Brooks said...


althena12/ ldphotography said...

I just started following your blog. Lovely work. WE were both featured on this blog this week,

come by my blog for a visit some time. Linda