I've been trying new techniques with my distress inks again! Which means it's time for another edition of:
This time around, I used the mini blending tool to apply the ink to the paper instead of putting the paper directly into the ink. For this first card, I used alphabet stencils and rainbow colors to make a thank you card.
I added some water droplets after I was done, which adds nice texture, but several of them are very large, which I think distracts from the overall message of the card. The letters are hard enough to read without having big splotches on them as well.
On the other card, I applied the same rainbow colors to the entire background, then put a chevron stencil over the top and applied some black ink to make the stripes.
I like how this one turned out - it's pretty muted and soft for having so many bright colors and such a bold pattern.
I like the look of blended distress inks, but it's quite time consuming, so I'm not sure I'll be using this technique that often. But I'm glad I've tried it and I'm happy with how these cards turned out.
Blogs I read:
Bits & Pieces
Jennifer McGuire Ink
I Could Make That