I can’t believe Grungy Monday has hit double digits. This week the challenge was to use distress inks. (I like to think of them as de-stress inks). So when I saw the post I thought this will be fun and quick, almost everything I do uses DI in some way. In order to prepare for this challenge, I did visit Tim’s website to review his demo video on distress inks. It’s kind of a refresher course on the versatility of these wonderful inks.
So what I did was cut a tag out of our manila tag stock, clear embossed some images using stamps from the Visual Artistry Collections. Then I used the wrinkle free technique with rusty hinge and peeled paint. Once the inks were dry I removed some of the clear embossing by heating them up and going at them with a paper towel. And then using the blending tool added broken china. Next I added some fired brick using a splatterish technique I picked up from my daughter. And although it doesn’t show in the photo, I mixed some perfect pearls with some DI and water spritzed on my craft sheet, to paint the rays, compass and the stars. The overall effect of the tag was trippy and made me think of things like posters and album covers from my youth. So I made the flower and the little bird, stamped some flourishes the word is various colors and used some inked up kitchen twine to finish the whole thing off.
So I get the twofer, coming in under the wire, and will drop this tag into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge where all they ask for is a tag this week.
Good Sunday everyone!