Distress Ink Lifting

Hidy Ho! 

After I watched Jennifer McGuire design a card with this beautiful hydrangea on her blog, I had to try my hand at it.  Well….I kind of messed it up and was going to throw it away.  My ink ran outside the lines in a couple of places just a smidge.  I tried to fix it but couldn’t be satisfied, so I cut it out.  I really wanted to achieve water coloring, if you will, on a piece of paper and leaving it as is.  But it was not to be with this one.  After I cut out the image, the leaf was crumply, so that was it!  I had had it.  The next day, I saw it, just hated to waste what I had done and loved this effect, so I made a new leaf and glued this blossom onto a piece of blue cardstock.  If you take a look at Jennifer’s work, you will see what I mean.  I will provide the link below.  Jennifer does a fine job of explaining the technique on video, so I suggest you watch that.   I AM going to try this technique again sometime, and see if I can succeed with using only one piece of paper.  By the way, TIP:  Jennifer said this technique works better on Neenah cardstock than it does on watercolor paper.  Surprise, surprise!  In fact, she used 80# Neenah, but I only have 110#, so I used that.  I figured the heavy card could hold the water better without peeling anyway.    Royal

After I stamped the sentiment on a white piece of cardstock, I used the same technique that had been used on the flower.  I DID apply Distress Ink Picked Raspberry on this piece, too, but it doesn’t show in this picture.  I tried to used Distress Squeezed Lemonade Ink in the center of the petals, but it was too light to make much of a difference.  It does, however, show up in places in the photograph.

Please, do, look at Jennifer’s directions.  This is such a cool technique.  It was so interesting seeing the colors of the petals change with the addition of water…..almost like a bleaching effect.  Meanwhile, I will list the supplies I used.  If you have any questions, give me a nudge and leave a comment.  Please click on the LIKE button at the bottom of the page if you like what you see.

Thanks a lot for joining me,

Tricia Ann

 

Stamp, Emboss, Lay down Color

  • Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea Stamps
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented)
  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • heat gun
  • Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool.  Lay the color on heavily.
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Blueprint Sketch

Don’t color the stem and leaf with the blueprint sketch ink.

 

“Bleach” the Color Then Add a Second Color 

  • Plaid Xuancheng #8 round tip brush
  • cup of clean water
  • clean rag

Wet the brush, drag it on the rag, then lay the brush on a flower petal.  Immediately, lay the rag over the flower petal to pick up the water.  The petal will have a bleached look.  Don’t use too much water, since this is not watercolor paper.  Don’t let the water stand on the petal before daubing it with the rag.  Repeat this for each petal.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry
  • Ranger Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet
  • spray bottle of water

Press the ink pad onto the craft sheet.  Spritz a minor amount of water on the ink, and mix it with the paintbrush.  Lay just a little of the picked raspberry on a petal then pick up the moisture with the rag.  Repeat this for each petal.  Let this dry completely, then cut around the flower and stem with a pair of

  • EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

Color the stem with

  • Tim Holtz Distress Marker, Gathered Twigs

Color the insides of the flowers with

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Squeezed Lemonade

 

Prepare the Other Elements

Stamp and emboss the leaf in the same manner as the flower.  Color the leaf with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in

  • Peeled Paint
  • Mowed Lawn
  • Forest Moss

repeat with more Mowed Lawn.

Stamp and emboss the sentiment.

  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • 110# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock
  • MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented)
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • heat gun
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Blueprint Sketch
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Picked Raspberry
  • Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer

Over the sentiment, do the same technique as was done over the petals. Blend in Blueprint Sketch Ink heavily over the sentiment.  Daub the blue ink here and there with a wet paintbrush, then pick up the wetness with the rag.  Drop diluted picked raspberry here and there with the paint brush, then pick up the moisture with the rag.  Trim the paper for the sentiment to fit across the card front, 4 1/4″.

Make a Card Front Panel

  • Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer
  • Recollections Navy Blue 65# Cardstock (from Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store), cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

To this, adhere the blossom, the leaf and the sentiment.

  • Therm-o-web Sticky Dots Die-cut Transfer Adhesive – Use behind the flower and  leaf.
  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape – Use behind the sentiment.

 

Mount the Card Front

  • Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer
  • 110# Neenah Solar White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded in half 
  • Martha Stewart Scoring Board Craft Tool
  • bone folder craft tool
  • Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner Tape

 

Finish

Die cut 3 butterflies to attach to the card front.

  • Impression Obsession Die 046-A (butterflies)
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Machine
  • Zots Bling Clear Adhesive Dots, Minuscule

 

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #238-#239 – Anything Goes   http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday for June  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/category/events/work-it-wednesday/

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Things with Wings  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

LINK

To see Jennifer McGuire use this distress ink lifting technique on video, go to http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2016/02/lifting.html

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