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Another Look At Water Colouring With Distress Ink, Changing Your Sub Straights...….. What Happens ?

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Good Morning / Afternoon or Maybe Evening.


A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on using your Distress Inks to water colour with, and how easy the result were.

I fell in love with the technique and have many more examples planned. I decided to change my water paper as Bristol (Strathmore) can work out expensive and many of you including me have far more standard water colour paper.

I didn't expect any real difference, but I was very wrong!

Here's both card projects.

The top is on standard water colour paper smooth side and the bottom Bristol Smooth.

When working on this project this time the colour seemed to dry darker and wasn't as easy to blend.

The Bristol on the other hand was very smooth giving a translucent affect. (Now under why its called smooth) I maybe stating the obvious to some of you out there. But for myself and the others, I'm learning your sub straights, i.e.( Card stock or Paper) can impact your mediums performance.

Now on to todays card with that knowledge.


Proud Of You Stamps (Colorado Craft Company)

 Obsidian Ink (Altenew) 

Aqua Sky and Spout Ink Pads (Concord & 9th)

Water Colouring Card stock ( Ranger)

Masking Paper ( Inkadinkadoo) 

Paint Brushes (Altenew)

Distress Inks Pads or Reinkers ( Ranger) in Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, Ground Expresso, Hickory Smoke, and Fired Brick.

Fine liners and Jelly Roll White pen (For Detail)

C6 Card Blank


Stamp your chosen image on to your water colouring cardstock in a water resistant ink. I used Obsidian ink in black. 

Stamp you inkpads, to form a pallet. 

Paint your image's.

Once they are dry, stamp your masking paper and cut out the image. Then place it over your  DRY WORK.


Then using the dye inks of your choice, blend on the sky and grass. I used Concord & 9th inks as below.


Once this was dry I removed my masking paper. Before mounting my work on to a  card blank, I added details to their fur and high lights using fine liners and white jelly roll pen.

Happy Stamping

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