Friday, May 28, 2010

Drip, Drop, and Run Technique

OK - this is for all you Distress Ink Fans. I envisioned that this technique would work before I tried it, knowing how these inks react with water. It is KEY to use watercolor paper with this technique, as it can withstand the amount of water you will subject it to.

Ranger Distress Inks (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord)
Watercolor Paper 140 (Pound)

1. Cut watercolor paper 9" x 9".
2. With ruler and pencil, create 3" squares to a total of 9 squares.
3. Take 3 coordinating Distress Ink colors and apply the pads direct to paper, varying be sure to place different colors beside each other.

4. In the sink, apply water to the top of the paper, letting the ink from the first squares drip to the middle and bottom squares.
5. Turn upside down, and repeat step 4.
6. Re-apply ink to the same squares when the paper is still wet.
7. Now turn the paper sideways and apply water, let run down.

8. Now turn the paper again to the last side and apply water, let run.
9. Splat drops of water onto the paper.
10. Let dry and create your project!

If you prefer, you can cut up these squares and use them for cards and all sorts of little projects!

If you try this - I would love it if you would share your creation with me!

Now go and Get MESSY!


Dara Lynn May 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM  

Congratulations Lesley on your new blog. Everyone loves a tutorial or technique. I am positive this will be a hit out there in blog land. I always love a "tim" technique, and love this simple but elegant layout. Your sister is great with her camera...just beautiful!

kathlee August 17, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

What a wonderful blog. Can't wait to see the next entry! I have a feeling I will be learning a lot from you. Such beautiful work!

Angela August 20, 2010 at 5:31 AM  

I am a great distress ink fan. Love the technique. Will need to give it a go. Great blog.