Saturday, 3 April 2010

Gotta love distress inks

Today I had a play with my new distress inks that my lovely Hubby bought me for Easter. I tried the technique that Lucy showed us in our last class where you blot the ink pads on a craft sheet, spritz with water then dab your tags or paper in it and pick up the various inks.
These were my first attempts and I had great but messy fun doing them -they look a little sludgy in the picture but that's my dodgy camera not the inks ,they came out much more vibrant looking in real life.
Now I just have to decide what to stamp on top and in what colours etc.-Where's Lucy when I need her ?


  1. Hi, I'm here! These have turned out brilliantly. Each one is different and so vibrant. I would probably stamp with black now, or maybe a sepia text or background stamp then black. Any images go really. It can be quite nice to do some flourishes or something around the edges then your central image, maybe a saying or something. But really anything goes now you have got your base sorted,

    Lucy x

  2. These tags look fantastic. This is such a great technique. I love how random the results are. I can't wait to see how you choose to use them...

  3. These tags are just lovely!!! The sky's the limit on what you can do with them now! Stamp, collage, embellish to within an inch of their taggy littly lives--just have fun!!!!!

  4. These are just perfect Jude! Distress inks are the best!