Q: Why does Sharon love Distress Inks?
A - because it makes her happy when she can stain everything all dirty and brown
B - because she can pretend having horribly stained fingers makes her more 'artsy'
C - because she discovered you can use distress inks on ALL layouts - even the clean ones (see below)
D - All of the above!
Q: Where was Distress Ink used on this very clean layout? (ok, clean by my standards)A - on the edges (of course)
B - to create the 'city skyline' shape in the background
C - to create the wiggly lines near the bottom
D - all of the above!
How I made the "City Skyline":
Actually, its not supposed to be a city skyline. its supposed to be those 'light bars' on the amplifier / stereo that move up and down when the music is playing. (What do you call those things anyway???!!!) But everyone in class though it was a city skyline so....oh well.
Here's what I did:
1. I cut the edge of my grey grid patterned paper to make various heights.
2. Then I flipped it over, and used it as a mask and rubbed 3 different colours of Distress ink (scattered straw, vintage photo, walnut stain) over it, brushing the ink downwards.
How I made the Squiggly lines:
1. I tore the bottom edge of my patterned paper and saved the torn portion
2. I placed the bottom torn edge and the torn portion slightly apart then rubbed ink in the 'gap'
3. I flipped the papers around for a different angled line
Ahhhhh.......Distress Inks....where would I be without you?