onsdag 25. februar 2015

Happy birthday Ett Trykk!!! - Mini tutorial on how to color an image using distress inks.

The Norwegian Magazine Ett Trykk is celebrating  it's 10 year anniverseray! I am honored to join in the celebration with a fun challenge and special post over at the Ett Trykk blog. Please pop by to join in the fun!

I made two small tutorials on how to color with distress inks and copic markers.
You can see the Copic Marker card and tutorial HERE!

For Norwegian version check out the Ett Trykk blog.
For Norsk versjon sjekk Ett Trykk blog.

Here's my card using Distress inks to color the image.
Materials used: Maja Design design papers, Sizzix Tim Holtz- Picture Wheel dies, Spellbinders - Swirl and corner dies, La La Land crafts - Lattice border dies, WOC and Kort og Godt- flowers, Panduro - pearls. I used my sewing machine on the edges of the design papers, and Vintage photo distress ink. Sentiment stamp by Norsk Stempelblad. 

Here are the two images, copics left and distress inks on the right:

Here are some tips on how to color using distress inks:
When coloring with distressink I stamp with StazOn ink on Heavy Aquarell paper (300g) and I use a thin synthetic brush to paint. I use distress ink  pads, refills or markers. When coloring apply a small amount of ink with a brush (or marker), dip the brush in water, wipe some of the water of on a a paper towel and use circular movements to blend the ink, quickly before it dries. Repeat layer by layer with the colors you want to use.

I start using Tattered Rose (top right), then a second layer using Vintage Photo (top left). Cheeks are a mixture of Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogony (just a little tiny drop). For the hair I use Antique Linen for the first layer, then Walnut Stain another two or three layers.

Bodice and branch are colored with Antique Linen, then Walnut Stain and I use Black Sooth for shading (a very small amount). The bird is colored using Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. Black Sooth for the eggs. Leaves are colored with Bundled Sage and Black Sooth.
The skirt is colored using Velvet Rose, and then Black Sooth for shading. 
The background is Stormy Sky.

The beautiful image is Red Rose by Little Darling Rubber Stamps/ Saturated Canary

Hope you picked up a tip or two. And I do hope you will be joining in the challenge over at 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Crafty hugs, 

3 kommentarer:

Rebecca Bradshaw sa...

This is absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely image and stunning details.

Sharon sa...

A gorgeous image and both beautifully coloured. Thank you for the tutorial. The finished design is gorgeous.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon x

Denise Goeldner sa...

Stunning creation and love the tutorial too, thanks for sharing xx