wedding shower, but she just had shoulder surgery.
Good excuse for me to pull out a flowery stamp fave, hey?
and I used Distress Ink refills to paint with.
These are the two Distress Inks
That I used to paint the flowers:
Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick (some watered
down & some full concentration Distress Reinker).
The leaves were done with Shabby Shutters mixed with
a bit of watered down Broken China:
The white heat embossing makes it
quite easy to watercolour with the Distress Inks:
The colour stays put in those raised lines nicely.
And I thought that those of you who like Tim Holtz product
might like to see how I've added the
labels to my Distress Ink reinker palette:
It can be tricky to tell one shade of reinker from another.
They often look black since they are so concentrated.
(I would have labeled the lid, but it is so much
easier to grab the right colour if the label is beside the ink well).
1) Painted a piece of paper on one side with acrylic paint (to strengthen it).
2) Cut it up & inked it with all the distress ink colours using the foam applicator.
3) Punched small circles out of the distress inked paper (1 inch).
4) Punched again with a larger circle to create rings (1-1/4 inch).
5) Wrote the name of each Distress Ink on the rings.
6) Cut them in half, so they would fit around the palette sections.
7) Adhered them with a clear lacquer glue around each section.
8) Sealed them with it to prevent staining, and that's it.
are all lined with the lime medium striped diagonal paper
from this free paper set...
(Not sure how to download from flickr?
There's a tutorial here.)
...using the technique shown in this super
speedy envelope lining tutorial:
Thanks for checking this out.
Hope you're having a colourful day!
P.S. The palette is a fairly new product from Tim Holtz through Ranger. Scraptime put together a video of him demonstrating the palette here: http://vimeo.com/27020796
and here too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2elcdAAFXk