Friday, November 27, 2009

Playing with distress inks

I had a couple of mornings off work this week because my son David was sick and when I saw these links on Godelieve's blog, I really wanted to experiment with distress inks again, now I had more time.

These are the little tag cards I made.


This one is done by sponging on shabby shutters (green), placing a mask (Tim Holtz) on the bottom of the tag and then sponging over the top with broken china (blue) to achieve this kind of teal color.


This one is done by sponging on two different inks and then flicking on water from a paint brush to get the splotchy effect. I love this technique.


The third one is made using pink and brown distress inks on the tag. Then ink up your chosen stamp with versamark, spray it lightly with water and then stamp on the distressed tag. Nice effect I think.

Nice to know some of the basic techniques with distress inks.


  1. I just love all these tags..they have an nice dreamy quality...makes you want to play... thanks for the links!

  2. uuuuhh I like what you did on these tags! Great effect on the backgrounds! Hope your son is feeling better?
    Mine is up again :0)
    Hugs Sanne

  3. Lovely... lovely tags... They are gorgeous and so your style! So glad you had a little inky time. I hope your son David is doing better. Prayers that he is feeling better.

  4. I love using distress inks Jacqueline and I just love what you did with yours. I have been making bookmarks and will be casing your teal coloured one for sure....Jennifer's Thinking Inking classes were great...

  5. Wow! You really brought the distress inks to life! Love each one of these tag cards!! :)

  6. very fun tags Jacqueline!
    Hope your son is feeling better soon! I've been home over thanksgiving with my sick son too....mine's on the mend though!
    I can't wait to play with my distress inks...they are SO fun! :)

  7. These are really fantastic Jacqueline! I love them all! I also love your photos!! Are you still able to photograph your cards outside? We had stormy weather all week...
    Hope David is feeling better.

  8. Jacqueline looks like a very productive day , I am sorry to hear your son is sick, hope hes feeling better soon!

    I'm going to give your water brush tech a try!

  9. Gorgeous set Jacqueline !!
    hope your son is feeling better !!!

  10. Super tags!! You make me want to watch the videos again! Hope your son is better!


  11. They are fantastic, Jacqueline.... Make me want to make tags as well... Hope David is feeling better...

  12. Jacqueline, hope your DS is on the mend:)
    Lovely assortment of tags and great techniques....especially like the water splotches.

  13. I LOVE all of these tags sooo much, each one so eloquent and original in its beauty, wow! Can't stop staring at these Jacqueline!

  14. these are all just amazing! the colors and techniques work so well together! :)

  15. Hi, Jacqueline! Gorgeous distress inked tags! I like how you've made them into tag cards. Hope you and yours have a terrific holiday season! :-)

  16. These are absolutely Gorgeous!!!
    The colors, the composition,,,just WOW....I like the way you attached them to a piece of card too...makes a fab bookmark.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

  17. Oh Jacqueline your tags are so beautiful.



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