Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Distressed watercolors

I love Ranger's Distress Inks so much that I even watercolor with them. The image is stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink onto watercolor paper. It's easy to use the ink pads for watercoloring. I just smush a corner of the pad onto my craft sheet and use a wet paint brush (or water brush) to apply the colors. The image and blue layer were cut from a Spellbinders die. Subtle texture is added to the far right side with a Cuttlebug border embossing folder; the straight border line I created on my Scor-It. The rabbit's tail looks flat but I don't have anything dimensional on hand. Whatever I do I'll have to do times 18 because that's how many I made. The computer-generated sentiment is 'You...turn my world upside down!' Happy spring!


  1. Very cute! Yes, the inks are GREAT for watercoloring! Easy, too! Hey, what about a little piece of a cottonball for the tail? Just thinkin out loud. This is a great card!

  2. Brilliant. Must try using the inks for watercolouring.

  3. Great tip - I'll have to try it!