Saturday, 17 September 2011

My first ever Distress ink!

OK. I've succumbed. I now possess 3 Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick and Chipped Sapphire. I didn't really see the point before, as I'm not a big distresser, but everyone alse seems to use nothing but Distress Inks, so I thought it was tme I had a go. And I have to admit the results are better than with other inks. Smooth, subtle and professional. I think I might be a convert.


This layout of my daughter's nursery sports day uses the Worn Lipstick to ink the edges of all the papers and I like the way it brings all the different elements together. There is a lot more layering  and more different patterns on this than I usually use, but it is still subtle and harmonious. I even ripped and distressed the ledger paper!!
I can see myself doing more of this. But that means I 'll need at least a couple more colours, and an applicator, and... Oh dear, more stash shopping!
 

5 comments:

S said...

Nicely scrapped layout - and the distressing looks wonderful. I am fast becoming an addict of distress inks as well.

Jo.C said...

I've just got my first couple - similar colours to yours but with an antique linen which I wasn't sure about but adds a great subtle edge. Enjoy x

Ohhh Snap said...

Great page :D. Distress Inks are also great for stamping and heat embossing.

Julie J said...

I have two - weathered wood and vintage photo and I have noticed the difference when I ink edges of papers and now it is rare for me NOT to ink the edges. I'm thinking of a pink and the linen one next. Liquid chalk works quite well too.

Sian said...

I don't have a massive ink collection either. I have a few distress inks, but I have also discovered the Jenni Bowlin ones which seem to give a good result even if my stamping skills are pretty non- existent