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Hi there! Last year, Jennifer McGuire ran a free 9-week class at Two Peas in a Bucket called Thinking Inking. Recently, my friend, Jan of Far North Designs, suggested revisiting these free classes and trying out the techniques on tags.
I’ve been missing my crafty room
I’ve been itching to get back into my crafty room! My recovery from surgery is going well and I can sit up for long periods of time. But my belly still gets a bit swollen during the day, and I have to rest it for a while in the afternoons.
Doing crafty projects means that I am not just sitting up, but sitting forward, smooshing the belly. Which makes it mad! So, I can only play once in a while for a short time. These tags sounded like a perfect project!
Techniques in each Thinking Inking video
During the first week of Thinking Inking, Jennifer shared 3 videos full of techniques about using Distress Inks from Ranger. I re-watched the videos and made notes and there are quite a few techniques to choose from!
Here is a list of at least 15 ways to use Distress Ink, as shown in the videos:
1. Distress Ink swirled onto background
2. Distress Ink on background with water splotches
3. Distress Ink background over-stamped with water
4. Distress Ink layered masking
5. Distress Ink over patterned paper
6. Edging with Distress Ink
7. Basic stamping with Distress Ink
8. Stamping with Distress Ink & Perfect Pearls
9. Distress Ink with embossing powder
10. Distress Ink with partial embossing
11. Watercolor stamping with Distress Ink
12. Distress Ink on cork
13. Basic watercolor backgrounds
14. Watercolor background swirled with paintbrush
15. Watercolor background with flicked Perfect Pearls
16. Watercolor stamping (revisited)
17. Edging with Distress Ink (revisited)
18. Cleaning stamp mounts
19. Mounting long clear stamps so they are straight
20. Second generation watercolor stamping
Distress Inks are a favorite topic here
One of the most-read posts on this blog is about pages in my Color Journal showing Distress Inks. So I know you like ’em! If you haven’t taken advantage of these free video lessons from Jennifer, I strongly recommend that you do!
Thanks for stopping by!