Monday, June 30, 2014

Winnie & Walter Share the Love Week - Watercolouring using Distress Inks


Hellooo my dear craft friends,

Winnie and Walter is doing Share the Love week featuring Distress Inks by Ranger. Woohoo! who does not like distress inks, right? It is a must have ink in your craft collection. I love love distress inks and this entire week the Talent from Winnie & Walter is going to share some fantastic projects using Winnie & Walter products and distress inks. You are in for a treat.


Today, we are showcasing watercolour technique using distress inks. Distress inks are great to use as watercolour medium because of their ability to react with water. Simply squish some ink on the craft mat or an acrylic block, dilute with water to your liking and watercolour using a brush. Easy Peasy :)

Here is my take on the watercolour technique.

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I have used The Big, the Bold and Extras stamp set from Winnie & Walter  to make my card. I have used watercolour paper. I made a mask of the banner using masking paper. I stuck the mask on the watercolour paper as I wanted, then stamped the flowers and leaves using frayed Burlap distress ink. I then brushed the inside of the flowers with Worn Liptstick distress ink and Picked Raspberry distress ink for shading. I used Shabby Shutters distress ink for the leaves and Crushed Olive for the shading. When dry, I peeled the mask and stamped the banner with second generation Broken China distress ink I then brushed the distress ink with watercolour bursh to get the watercolour look. I stamped the trio dots using gold ink. The centre of the flowers are stamped with Frayed Burlap distress ink which I then brushed with watercolour bush for the softer look. I added some shimmer using Wink of Stella pen. Once the banner is dry, I stamped the sentiment using Archival Jet Black Ink. Finally accented with the gorgeous Pink flower sequins and 4mm Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. To bring out the pink colour form the flowers, I have matted the waterolour paper with pink cardstock showing only top and bottomI love love watercolouring and distress inks is it so easy to work with.

 Check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more Talent inspiration. And there is no sharing the love without giveaways. Yes! Yay! You can participate in the challenges or  leave a comment to be eligible for a chance to win the giveaways. For more details, check out Winnie & Walter Blog for more details.

Have fun crafting with distress ink and W&W stamp set.

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7 comments:

vinita jain said...

It's pretty cool in pink and I love how you highlighted your pink paper layering. Absolutely wonderful coloring!!!

Sandy said...

Always love your work - the pinks are so pretty.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! :)

Lisa said...

Very pretty watercoloring! The sequins and flowers look terrific with it!!!

Anita in France said...

This is so pretty, Gayatri ... lovely soft wash of watercolour on those blooms and such wonderful shimmer! Anita :)

Tinstar said...

This is stunning Gayatri. I just got this set in the mail last night and can't wait to play now.

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Gayatri! Perfect shade of pink!