I've still been playing around with my distress inks - they are so much fun and very addictive! I have had mixed results while mucking around with the inks - some turned out lovely and I was thrilled, others had colours sort of 'smoosh' together and turn a kind of 'murky, browny, blah' colour! Ah well, you live and learn!
Here are some of the results of my inking fun:
I really love how this 'Friend' card turned out. It is my favourite so far - love the colour combo and the marbled effect. Once the ink dried I simply stamped the bird cage image (Kaisercraft) and the 'Friend' sentiment (Amy R) and it was done.
And a little close up of those lovely, inky splatters!
And this last card, well, I almost didn't post it because it is pretty awful! And no, I'm not after sympathy comments and I'm not looking for sympathy praise...it's just one of those cards that turned out NOTHING like I had pictured in my head! And here it is, hold your breath...if it were a plant it would be called something like 'Cardeous Horribilious' or 'Cardeous Totally Muckedupeous'...you get the picture!!
Anyway, I let it all dry, pulled off the mask, sat the card down (face down unfortunately) and got a few little splotches on the white masked area. So annoyed! So of course I tried to fix it by adding some yellow splotches to make it look deliberate...you know sometimes when you just keep trying to fix something and you just need to tell yourself to stop, there is nothing more I can do to fix this!! Well, this was one of those times!
So, what have I learnt from all of this?
1. Don't brag about your work until it's finished and you actually know it looks OK!
2. It's much easier to use the distress inks onto a panel than directly onto the card itself. You can attach the panel if it looks good, but you can't fix the card itself if you muck it up.
3. Use the darker colours a bit more sparingly than I have been.
4. Practice makes perfect!
Thanks for looking!