Guest Artist Yvonne Blair shares a simple inking technique that creates a stunning background.
Hello everyone, Yvonne Blair here and I am super excited to be back with a new tutorial for you. Today I will be sharing Block Stamping with Distress.
First you will apply Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Inks to the acrylic block and spritz with water lightly.
Take the block and stamp the color onto the tag until there is pretty much no color left on the block. (Tip- don’t smear the block…just stamp it)
You will want to do this over and over until you get the depth of color you want.
Next you will add some Gathered Twigs to the block.
Spritz with water and stamp again onto tag.
Next you will add some Peacock Feathers to the acrylic block, spritz with water and this time you will smear it over the tag.
Before moving to the next step take a little Tumbled Glass and using an ink blending tool blend it onto any ‘white’ space.
Then blend Peacock Feathers on the edge of the tag.
Now stamp a the sea horse onto a bland tag with Black Archival Ink. Blend Gathered Twigs with ink blending tool across Sea Horse.
Add just a touch of Fired Brick to areas on the Sea Horse just to add some depth. Cut the Sea Horse out.
Add some Peeled paint to the Greenery Die.
Lay those together and spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist.
Stamp compass onto main tag.
Stamp sentiment onto blank tag with Black Archival, blend on Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.
Cut Sentiment into two separate pieces.
Put tag together as seen in picture.
Adhere to card foundation.
Thank you for joining me today for this tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed it and will get your inks out and give it a try!
Yvonne Blair is a Ranger University Grad, Curiosity Crew Member and Designer in the papercrafting industry. She has been on several Design teams and has worked in the industry as a buyer/manager for the last 14 years. Working with Distress Inks, paints, stains etc…is one of her biggest passions. You can find more about her on her blog Life’s Little Details.