"Hello Chocolate lovers and fans! It's almost time for our terms as DT members to come to an end -- which is sad, yes but it has been a great year with tons of wonderful inspiration from the team, and I can sincerely say that it has been a pleasure doing work that inspires you! Thank you for all your support :) We, as DT members, sort of wanna go out with a bang.. so here is my 2nd to last post -- with a water color technique using Distress Ink. Our inspiration this month was a drawing that our favorite little Bug Neysa did -- and I kept thinking of watercolor when I looked at, very rich deep watercolor. so I grabbed from my CC stash my Portobello Road 6x6, my walnut stain distress ink, and my iced spruce distress ink, and broken china distress stain Other items I grabbed included recycled corrugated cardboard, pumice stone distress stain, and a unity stamp set.
My tutorial is based on creating the sort of splotchy watercolor effect seen in the stamping on my card:
-insert Finished Neysa here-
It's actually really pretty easy.. check it out:
Step1) Ink stamp with water reactive distress ink.
Step2) Spritz lightly (and from pretty far away) with your favorite squire bottle or mister.. make sure the spray is set to mist, not stream.. and only let a few spots hit the stamp.
Step3) Take your spritzed stamp and stamp your paper! I chose color combos that really seemed to match the paper, and I also overlapped my stamps for a nice change of pace.
Step4) Adhere stamped image to final card!
For an added bonus I inked, spritzed and stamped this piece of paper with the same stamp in different ways so you could see the separate reactions that the water reactive inks have :) Distress stain vs Distress Ink.. and the amount of water used.
Hope you've had a wonderful year here with me and the rest of the Design Team! Come back for my last post, folks! with a serious amount of love♥ -DeeDee"