My stamping adventures

Friday, June 3, 2011

Faux bleach & Distress Stains

Here are two more cards I did in Jennifer McGuire class last month.  What we did on brown card was to ink up the card doing the DTP (direct to paper) technique with Ranger Ink Distress pad, think I used vintage photo.  Anyway DTP just means taking the ink pad directly to the card and rubbing on ink color.  For the faux bleach technique (full details can be found on Tim Holtz blog) you spritz your stamp with water then press it to inked card, hold it there for a good 10 to 15 seconds to let the water sink into card then remove stamp and viola!  I have found with this techniqe the more ink and darker the better results.  Add buttons to inside of flower cut outs then mount to card, add saying and you are done.  The shape card is one of my favorites for two reasons first it's a shape .... second got to use Ranger Ink Distress Stains.  I am liking the Distress stains!  Instead of ink pads we inked up the stamp with Distress Stains then spritz with water and pressed the stamp to watercolor paper that was die cut.  Easy!  and I like the effect.  All images are from  Hero Arts.
Once I have posted all my cards I created in class I plan to do a inspired by Jennifer McGuire know show her card then one I would do with new cards I am going to create. 
*****It's June and as promised I will be doing a blog drawing this month.  Will put up a picture of prize soon but in order to be included in drawing you need to post a comment starting on my birthday June 5th.  details to follow.*****


  1. Interesting techniques. Cards look great!

  2. Oh, both cards are pretty, but the green one is my favorite.


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