Wednesday, June 20, 2012

creating your own background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Hello everybody, it's time for another Craft 'n Chat Thursday over at Made Especially for You

Today I have a mini picture tutorial on ways to use Tim Holtz Distress Inks to make your own backgrounds. 
All of these tags are from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge
They're cut at 2.75" width (That's right, width LOL, I was working with some scraps)
 Technique 1: 
 Get the foam applicator, ink it up, and start adding ink to your paper! 
(This one is Salty Ocean from the Summer seasonal set, I ♥ the colors in this set)
You can keep adding more color until you get the look you like. 
You don't have to necessarily use one color, you can use as many as you like!  
 Technique 2
Rub the ink pad on your craft sheet lightly. 
Then use your mini mister to spray some water.  
Just press your paper on it and use a heat tool to dry it up. 
You can keep adding colors until you're satisfied with the look of it.  
 Technique 3
This is pretty much the same as technique one. Just add the colors you want on your tag. 
 Lightly splash water to create this blotchy look. 
I mean lightly, otherwise you'll get big blotches like this one. 
You can use a small brush, dip it in water, and create your blotches. 
 Extra:
Who says these inks are limited to paper?
Check these primas out! 
 I just inked them up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 
Here's the final look for a vintage look.  


Thank you for looking! 
♥ Cyndy

p.s. 
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3 comments:

Maribel said...

Awesome tips! I love how these inks work! The flower looks so cool in this color!
Maribel

Karen L said...

This is one of my favorite ways to make backgrounds too!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous ideas - thanks for sharing.

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