July 27, 2011

Distress Inks and Water Stamping

Hi everyone.  Nancy here and today I have a simple technique, water stamping. You will need your distress inks, a blending tool, your stamp, embossing ink, and your project, here I chose to use a tag.
Ink the tag with your ink blending tool.  Remember, add more ink to get bolder, deeper colors.
Apply embossing ink to your stamp.  This will help the water stick to the image.  Mist your stamp with water and press firmly onto the inked background.
As the image dries, you will see it start to fade.

I am using this tag for a birthday present.  I added some gorgeous Marion Smith Vintage Trinkets, a simple Prima flower, and a bit of a Prima flourish as well as a few scraps of paper to my inked and stamped tag.

Thanks for stopping by.