Indigoblu treeI wanted to have a play with Distress Inks today.  I  have used them a lot recently by applying with cut n dry foam, but you can also get fabulous effects with them applied wet too.

I started by adding a swish of colour to my non stick craft mat.  I’ve used Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade.  I then sprayed with quite a bit of water.

You then place your card onto the ink and keep swiping it in the ink until all the surface is coloured.  Apply more ink to your mat if you need it.

I then sprayed the coloured card to further blend the colours.

June18aI dried it with my heat gun ad then stamped and embossed the tree (Indigoblu Tree-mendous) and the greeting which is from Indigoblu BFF set in a white powder.

I added a white gel pen border to finish the piece.

I like the contrast of the white with the bright colours – makes a change from working with black focal points.

happy crafting

Jane

PS – don’t forget we have Annette joining us in the shop on Saturday 10-4 to demonstration using Woodware and Stix2 – it’s going to be a fab day!

www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk

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