Thursday, 9 July 2015

distress ink pad watercolour tutorial

One of my favorite things about scrapbooking tools is when we are able to use it for multiple uses!!! My newest technique I discovered is using Tim Holtz distress pads as watercolours. As you may (or may not) be aware, Tim Holtz products are fabulous when they are mixed with water so I used that info and discovered a way to use them as watercolours.

Here is how you can use distress ink pads, acrylic block and water as watercolours:

 Stamp your image using a non water based ink, I used the following:

I stamped multiple images on 3x4 paper:

These are the colours of distress ink I have (I know I need to grow my collection):
 

Grab your acrylic block and choice of distress ink (I'm using peacock feathers):

Open your ink pad and put your acrylic block on your craft space:

Tap your ink pad onto the acrylic block a couple of times:

acrylic block stamped with ink:

mist the acrylic block with some water (I used my mini mister):

acrylic block misted with water:

since my images are small, I'm using a fine tip brush:

swirl your brush into the water and ink, mixing them together: 

starting at the bottom of the image, work your way up (the colour will lighten as you go up):



next I picked two colours for the tulips:

I stamped seedless preserves on one corner, and picked raspberry on the other corner:

I misted a little bit of water in the middle of the two colours:


I then used my brush to drag the water into the seperate inks, thus having two separate colours on one acrylic block:

Here I stamped scattered straw in one corner and wild honey in the other and sprayed water in the middle:

using my brush i then blended the two shades of yellow to make a new colour:

the mixed colour on my stamped sunshine image:

finished watercolour images:

final projects, I turned them into cards:




13 comments:

  1. ALL YOUR CARDS ARE SO ADORABLE

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love how they all look like watercolor paint! Very pretty!

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  3. Very pretty cards. Thanks for the step by step. (I thought your comment about needing to grow your distress ink collection - I only have one color! lol).

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  4. AWESOME cards and coloring! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. Thanks for a great tutorial! I love your cards - they are so cute... and that's just what I need, to sit down with a few sets, stamp and color and then assemble. Would take care of several cards at once! Thanks!

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  6. Cool cards and tips, Rebecca.

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  7. Thanks for the informative tutorial. Your cards are so pretty.

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  8. Beautiful collection and great tutorial.

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  9. I have really been enjoying my Distress Inks like this, and I love the technique. These are so pretty!

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  10. Great cards and tips. I just love this technique.

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  11. Thanks for the tut. Lovely cards. Hugz

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