Wednesday, June 4, 2014

An Inky Background - Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads

Hi All,

The watercolor technique on this card is fun to play around with because you can't predict what you'll end up with, but the result is always unique and surprising!

I tapped some Tim Holtz distress ink pads randomly and directly onto an acrylic block, sprayed with lots of water so it started to blend, then pressed it onto my white cardstock panel. It was easy to get a variety of colors using Tim's new mini ink pads.  Their tiny 1"x1" size makes it easy to fit lots of color onto a block for this technique.  

After the background was completely dry, I layered it onto black cardstock, then stamped my images (Candles from Inkadinkadoo Birthday Sentiments) and sentiment (Hero Arts Essential Messages) using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Added a tiny bit of yellow glitter to the flames of the candles and then mounted the finished panel onto white cardstock base.

Good as done!!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Joanne Travis said...

Hi Anne (waving from Bellevue, Wa).
Love your card, the ink colors really pop. SO pretty!

Anne Temple said...

What a great background. This is the best argument for getting those little ink pads. Love your card!