Wrinkle Free Distress THREE Ways

In a recent class, I showed participants a number of inky techniques. The first one was wrinkle free distress.

Tips:

  • The basis for this technique is to add a number of inks to a craft sheet (or plastic surface) by dragging the ink pads across it, spritz with water so that the ink starts to bubble and then lay the cardstock on the ink to pick up the colour.
  • Inks used on all cards were Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Lemon Lime Twist.
  • For the above card, I used watercolor paper. As you can see, the colours are very vivid.
  • I also tried the technique using Glossy White cardstock and Whisper White cardstock.
  • Here is the Glossy White one:
Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Dies
Glossy White cardstock, Copper Foil
  • Although it is a little difficult to see, the colours are not as bright. I found that the Glossy cardstock is not as forgiving with lots of water. Patience is the way to go, leaving it to dry naturally.
  • The last version uses Whisper White cardstock:
Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Garage Gears Dies
Whisper White cardstock, Copper Foil
  • Again, this cardstock is not as forgiving with water, but still creates a very pretty background.

For the class, we used the watercolor paper. I love the finished card with the bright coloured flowers to complement the background.

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