Create this lovely Distress Ink Background to suit the color scheme of your design using supplies that you may already have in your crafting "Stash"
Creating your own background is very easy with Distress Inks and these are probably some of the first inks that crafters start to collect.
They are water reactive which means that some wonderful patterns can be created by you simply by spritzing the ink ... once you have put some down onto your craft mat.
And one thing is sure ... you will never get the same look twice .. making them even more fun to work with
This card has used Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain for a Tortoise Shell look and has then been layered onto gold card
Each of your inks will give you a good look but mixing the colors and using them alongside each other can really spice things up.
This bright and cheerful card has used Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
The flowers on both cards are from Wild Orchid Crafts and are a mixture of Roses, Carnation, Gypsophilia, Chrysanthemums.
They have all been sparkled with a fine glitter for a really pretty look
All of these cards are completely different and the top one can be used for male cards if you remove the flowers.
Try other combinations too for variation and add in some gold splatters, Diamante or some pearls to add that extra touch
This Distress Ink Background has used Forest Moss, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade.
And the addition on this card are the sequins that I have dotted around. Very trendy at present!!
But the possibilities are endless and there are many many ink colors to choose from ... and a new one is released every month
As always have fun and play as crafting should be fun and never stressful
There are lots of other ways that these inks can be used and for some more ideas please take a look at
Another thing you may like to try is using them as water colors to color your stamped images.
And don't forget it is only card and paper and you can always start again if you don't like the result.
There are several video tutorials to show you how to color in the look of skin, clothes and hair with your Distress Inks
Altogether a really useful addition to your crafting goodies and they come in mini versions of the ink pad too making them really affordable
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