Friday, June 30, 2017

TJ Inkspirations: A sneak peek and a secret

If you have followed Technique Junkies for a while, you know that we release new stamps every month on the first of the month.  This month is no different - but since it is June 30, I thought I would give you a little peek into tomorrow's release and blog hop!

Earlier this week someone mentioned something to me that I found a little disconcerting.  They said that "no-one buys the brown Distress Oxide Inks."  While that is not strictly true, I personally think its a little sad. The brown inks (Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo) produce a pretty cool effect, and it is a shame that they are overlooked.  With 12 new colors of Distress Oxide Inks ready to come out in the next few weeks, I thought it might be time to give the browns their due. That's what today's tutorial is about. And the sneak peek doesn't hurt either!

Here is a link list of the stamps and ink used in today's tutorial:

and for the Second sneak peek, below:
Palm Collage
Watermelon Set
Seagrass Mat in Distress Oxide Browns

This card uses two of the July stamps - Seagrass Mat and Joy and Laughter. The Distress Oxide browns were used to color the mat background. It was simple to do, but the matte, almost-chalky
look of the Oxide inks is exquisite in person.

Here's how it was done:
Ink the stamp with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink. Stamp on white cardstock. 
Using a blending tool, apply Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to the card stock, coloring it somewhat unevenly.
Apply the ink heaviest around the edges.

The Joy and Laughter stamp was colored using Pastel Pencils.  Isn't she glorious? It just makes me happy to look at this stamp.

Joy and Laughter

Ready for the Secret?
Palm Collage - July 2017 Release
The New July Stamps are ready for you RIGHT NOW! Of course you will still receive your 15% discount, too - now through July 8th. Add any new July Release stamps to your shopping cart and the stamps will be discounted at checkout.

Make sure you come back to the Design Team blog tomorrow, too -- you won't want to miss the Design Team Blog Hop. Their work and inspiration is wonderful!

I'll send a quick email in the morning to remind you. I hope you love these new stamps as much as I do. See you tomorrow!
Pat Huntoon