Saturday 9 March 2013

Stamping with distress inks

Hi All!

It's my turn (Priya) to showcase some of the effects we can achieve using distress inks... Today, I tried distress inks to create watercolor effect.. I was studying about distress inks and found this fun technique... Have a look at it first..

Do you know we can stamp directly with distress ink pads? Distress inks and markers are not only for resist embossing and coloring.. we can use these as normal ink pads too.. Because distress inks comes in a variety of vibrant colors, it produces such a brilliant stamping effect that you will realize that you are not just a crafter but an artist.. :D

I stamped the Hero arts Blooming Meadows with various distress ink pads (list at the bottom) and spritzed water over it.. You can use spritz water bottles but since I don't have any, I used a tooth brush to sprinkle some fine droplets of water on the stamp...
Here is a closour look at the final effect..

doesn't the image looks like it has been painted from scratch?

This is just one of the zillion effects you can achieve using distress inks.. keep watching this space to learn more about distress inks...

Supplies used:

1. Mustard Seeds DIstress ink
2. Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
3. Shabby Shutter Distress Ink
4. Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
5. Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
6.Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
7. Hero Arts Blooming Meadows Stamp
8. 3 - in -1 butterfly punch
6. Sentiments and bling from my stash

Do leave a comment if you liked this card.. and if want to learn this technique.. we can write up a tutorial for you..

Thanks for dropping by..

Have a good day!



  1. This just soooo Beautiful Priya ..i love the water color effect you have achieved with the distress inks indeed does look like its handpainted :)....Such lovely colors and all blended so well ...I love the way you have colored those butterflies too ..its all come out so perfect !!

  2. This is a ama-zing card priya,totally loved it

  3. wow....its just awesome....looking very beautiful...i want to know how u did this amazing stamping with distress inks...share tut. plz.

  4. Perfect . loved it to the core ... absolutely amazing !!!

  5. beautiful,i wanna to know how to use different colours on single stamp,as i was able to do one colour stamping with distress ink ...but yours beyond imagination.please do a tute for us.

  6. Very beautiful card.Loved the watercolour effect of the stamps.

  7. very nice priya.. its turned out so gorgeous..

  8. beautiful card Priya...would be great if you can share the tutorial for this technique

  9. beautiful card, love the effects !!!

  10. I got bonkers when i saw lovely is this....amazing job.....thank you so very much for sharing a such lovely card...

  11. Such a beautiful card, luvd the colorful effects. Just Awesome!!

  12. The coloring effect n review tempts me to try Copic markers. But confused which type did you tried? Brush type or needle one. Give me suggestion to buy.


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