Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Distressing out

I'm late I know. These have been around for many a day, but I just discovered them. So for all of you other late people, let me show the greatness of distressing inks by Tim Holtz.


This plain little tag was turned into my own little tag of joy with a few simple stamps and inking.


Unfortunately I own very few stamps, so my joy is pretty limited at this time ;-)


You can lightly "stamp" over the background, then get it wet to give the ink a whole new look.


Not a fan of this one, but as you can see, the possibilities are endless.


This is everything I used to make the above pictured items. All was either purchased at Hobby Lobby or homemade. That little box on the left has these little pads that fit on your fingers that you can use to soak up some ink then blot it where you want.
There are so many other colors of ink and they are actually quite affordable. I purchased these two ink pads at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each, granted that was half off but if you have a Hobby Lobby in your area then you know they regularly put items half of. You can also purchase them on Hobby Lobby's website as well as Ebay and other craft stores.
If you use them too then let me know what you do with them or even link up here. I would love to see what you can do with Ink!! Take my button with you to let everyone know where you are Distressing Out!
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3 comments:

The Misty Journey said...

girlfriend, your designs are cute! you are welcome to borrow stamps, ink, embossing powder, pencils, pens, punches and many other scrapbooking & crafting tools I have! :)

Jessi said...

I love, love, love walnut ink! I used to use it for paper crafting and scrapbooking which I don't do much of anymore. But I am finding other uses for it. I added a link for you to check out!

Sarah loves it all said...

I'm loving your projects! Glad I found you!