Saturday, June 14, 2008

Distress Inks Tag Tutorial Part 2

Today I will show you the second half of the tutorial - how to create your own ink pad with distress inks, heat embossing with distress inks, and creating your own shimmer mist with re-inkers and radiant pearls.

Let's start with the list of supplies needed to create our own ink pads Cut out a square of the Cut and Dry felt pad large enough for your image. Stamp the image with archival ink onto the felt side for a pattern of where to put your ink colors.

Apply inks to the pad. You need to work rather quickly because the inks will spread. I started with peeled paint in the center of my leaf and brushed corduroy for the stem plus spiced marmalade for aged mahogany for the tips of the leaf.

Here's what the pad looks like once it's all inked. I stamped it a couple of times on plain white cardstock for a sample. I store my handmade ink pads in an empty Sizzix plastic case. I write the names of the colors used on a piece of masking tape and attach it to the bottom so when I need to reink it I know what colors is it.

Distress inks stay wet long enough that you can emboss with them. For my tag I embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder. Then for some added detail I stamped the stampin up script background stamp with archival ink over the entire tag.

Finally, let's make some shimmer mist with re-inkers, water and some pearl ex or radiant pearls.

Supplies needed for shimmer mist I filled a mini mister with water about 2/3rds full and then added a dropper of shabby shutters re-inker and a pea sized amount of pearl ex.

Here's what is looks like sprayed on just a plain white sheet of cardstock.

And here it is sprayed on the tag.

I hope you've enjoyed this demo. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.

The stamps I used on the demo tags are available from Rubbernecker stamp company as are all of the supplies used.
Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.


Marie said...

WOW! Those leaves look gorgeous and the finished tag is beautiful!!

Dotty said...

Your tutorial is absolutely wonderful! Easy to follow and understand. Your tag is gorgeous! Thanks!

Lynette said...

Great tutorial of a great tag - nicely done!

Rosella said...

Fabulous!! I will definitely try this!