I've recently been playing with Distress Inks and Tsukineko GOOSEBUMPZ spray and have had some nice comments so thought I would do a quick tutorial.
- Craft mat (VERY important)
- Distress Inks in one or two colours (co-ordinating colours work best though I'm SURE you could try contrasting colours too ..... but they would probably "muddy" which might be gr8, just experiment)
- Water mister
- Smooth card
- Heat gun (or lots of patience as drying is required between layers)
- Background images (stamped either using the D.I.'s themselves or a toning colour)
- Focal image and a permanent ink pad (I used black to show up better)
- Tsukineko Goosebumpz (not familiar? See it here)
- On your craft mat smoosh your Distress Inks (keeping them slightly apart to avoid colour contamination) and then spray with water till the ink "beads". I used: tumbled glass and faded jeans
- Smoosh your card through your ink puddles ......... dry
- Repeat step 2. as often as you like, until you like the finished result. Top up your distress ink as necessary - the example below is about three smooshings!
- Stamp your background image/images using a tonal ink - the object is not to obliterate the focal image
- Stamp your focal image using a strong image and a contrasting ink colour
- When happy with your project and after protecting your work surface (you might want to spray this inside a box to contain the spray) shake well and then spray your goosebumps, covering your project and then set aside to dry.
- Once dry you can cut out and mount on to a card or other project. The goosebumps will accentuate the colours and darken slightly too whilst sealing and adding texture.
Thanks for looking