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Technique - Distress inks and white pigment

When I was asked to come up with a technique to share  on the OddBallArt Blog, I was a bit worried.  I mean what can I share with such fabulous crafters.   I then remembered a very simple but effective technique using white pigment and coloured inks (in this case distress inks).   

Tools
Scrap paper
Kraft Card Stock
Daubers or sponges
White pigment ink
Coloured inks (I used three colours of Distress)
Stencil with any pattern with large open areas
Baby wipes or cleaning tools to wipe off the stencil


How to's
Prepare your card stock, score and fold.  Then open onto your scrap paper.
Place your stencil on your Kraft card stock and using a dauber or sponge, add a generous layer of white ink to your card stock.  You dont need to apply ink to the whole stencil, pick and choose where you want to lay colour.  There are no rules here.


Let the white ink dry for a few minutes and wipe down your stencil and air dry it.


Place the stencil back over your card stock and offset it slightly in any direction.



Now grab some colour and a dauber and apply colour to the stencil areas.   The result is a two toned effect with the colour and a definite "how did you do that" comment from your friends.


Don't forget to clean up the stencil as your card dries.

Once you have your background, its time to make up your project, by adding one of the fabulous OddballArt images.

I first saw this technique on Kristina Werner's You Tube channel.  Here is a link to her blog showing it off with a cute Bats background.  She was more subtle than I was, with less white showing on the card.   






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