|I love Ranger's Distress Inks - they are versatile and allow many different effects. The technique I am using today takes full advantage of how well the inks work with water.|
Today I am showing you a light watercolor technique with Distress Inks. This technique allows for very light, translucent coloring.
Light Coloring with Distress Inks
First I stamped the Big Bunny stamp on white cardstock with brown StazOn.
To color the image, I placed a small amount of water into a paint well. I dipped a paintbrush into the water, then ran it gently along a corner of the ink pad (my first color was Brushed Corduroy), picking up some color from the pad. Then I dipped the brush back into to well, swirling the brush to tint the water. Once the desired color intensity was achieved, I painted the bunny in the areas I wanted the Brushed Corduroy ink to show.
The second color I used was Lucky Clover for the leaves and background. I used the same technique as above to add green where I wanted it.
To add highlights and additional color, I used Pickled Raspberries on the ears and around the nose, and Vintage Photo to areas where I wanted to add shadows.
Flowers were added to the bottom of the card after matting.
Bubblegum Pink Crystal Drops were added to the center of the flowers to add dimension.
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