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Just a Note with Laurie

by studiokatia

Hello everyone!!  And welcome to another Monday post!  I’m back on the blog today with a card that actually started out as an experiment.  I purchased the complete set of Distress Oxide Inks and really wanted to play with them.  I have made a couple of backgrounds and loved the results.  So for today’s post I’ll show you how they look when used for watercolour.


Mandala Flower

Crystal Clear Fusion

Stitched Nested Creative Rectangles Dies

Hello Alice Clear Stamp Set

I started by stamping the beautiful Mandala Flower in Versamark Ink onto some watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing powder from Ranger (my new fave!).
I stamped the image towards to left side of my card panel, as I already had a plan in mind.

The colours I used were: Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint.  I swiped a little of each colour onto a non-porous surface.  Then the colouring began!  I did the same technique as I use when colouring with regular Distress Inks.  I load some ink onto my water brush and start where I want the darkest colour to be and work my way out.

I have to say that these are so much different than the Distress Inks we’re used to!  But not in a bad way.  They are thicker and more opaque with a chalky finish.  The results are actually quite beautiful!
You can achieve some strong colour or very soft pastel colours.  I also really like hard edges in watercolour and these are great for that too!  After I finished the colouring, I cut out a portion of the image with the smallest die from the Stitched Nested Creative Rectangles Dies.  I also cut this die out of some white craft foam and adhered the two together with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.  I then adhered the panel onto a light grey cardbase (with which I’m obsessed with lately) with tape runner adhesive and placed the foam mounted die into its negative space.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the Hello Alice stamp set.
To embellish I used some of the beautiful Crystal Clear Fusion sequins and added some Clear Wink of Stella here and there.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card!!  Have a great week and see you soon!!!

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