Distress Stains are so much fun to create with. I've shared ways to use them in the past but the other day I pulled them out again and have a few more ideas to share with you.
My first idea came when I was designing another project actually. I had decided to create a misted template background but for some reason Distress Stains popped into my mind as a less messy alternative.
To be honest, I really didn't expect it to work well. I expected the color to wick under the template and make a mess. I was so surprised to find I really liked the results.
I started off with a template laid on top of some white cardstock and then began applying dabs of the stain. You'll need to go back over the template until all the circles are covered with ink.
Just dab lightly so that the ink doesn't spray everywhere and hold the template firmly in place. If you lift the template directly up when removing it, it will help prevent smearing.
Working on this technique led me to another simple idea for Distress Stains. In the first background I found I just wanted to dab lightly so that this didn't happen...
While I didn't like those splats on the template background, I did like how they looked on their own.
Don't they make a fun and funky way to color in flowers? First make your ink splats and allow them to dry well. Then stamp your flower images ove top with Jet Black Archival Ink for a fun and quick card design. A few dots of white gel pen in the center of your flower finish it off.
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! Enjoy your weekend and happy creating!
INK: Jet Black Archival ink and Vermillion Archival Ink by Ranger, Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, Shabby Shutters Distress Stain, and Broken China Distress Stain by Ranger, White Uniball Impact Gel Pen
PAPER: Solar White Cardstock by Neena
TOOLS: Mini Swiss Dot 6"x6" Template by Crafter's Workshop
EMBELLISHMENTS: Snow Peony Innoscence Flower by Prima Marketing, Self-Adhesive White Lace by Hero Arts, Vintage Pearl Butterfly Trinket Pins by Maya Road, 9 to 5 Washi Tape by October Afternoon, Symphony Tissue Tape and Sketchbook Tissue Tape by Advantus