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Stamped Distress Ink Watercolor

Happy Friday, all! Today I used Distress Ink to watercolor in a new way (to me, at least). I stamped the solid leaves from Concord & 9th’s Uplifting Thoughts stamp set in Distress Ink and then reactivated the ink color with a wet brush!

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I stamped the leaves onto Arches cold pressed watercolor paper in three colors of Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, and Pine Needles. I used a wet watercolor brush to go over the leaves and then splattered some ink over the entire card front.

Stamped Distress Ink Watercolor

To finish off the card, I stamped the “Thinking of You” greeting in Versafine Onyx Black ink and drew a thin border around the perimeter of the card with a black pen.

Thanks for stopping by today! I can’t wait to try out some more stamped Distress Ink watercoloring! :)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 2
Escoda Prado Watercolor Brush, Round 6
*Simon Says Stamp 2.5 Inch Acrylic block
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Faber-Castell Collapsible Water Cup
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Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Pilot Envelope Addressing Pen, Extra…
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T-Square Ruler
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Refill
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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  • Reply Beth Butterbaugh August 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    This is a great technique! I don’t watercolor all that well and this will let me have the look without a lot of skill. I love the black line border too! Thanks so much!

  • Reply barbara lassiter August 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    This is beautiful!

  • Reply Beverly LoPinto August 9, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Gorgeous! I love this technique❣️

  • Reply Kristie Maynard August 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I love this card. I love this technique, have never thought of it either, but I’m going to give it a try now. Thanks for another great video project and technique.

  • Reply Janet Durbin August 9, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I love this technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply SherylH August 9, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing a simple but great looking technique! I will definitely be giving this a try.

  • Reply Vikki H August 9, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful. This gives me more options with solid stamps. I also appreciate your videos a lot with your tips.

  • Reply Evelyn A Spikes August 9, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    As always, your card is a beauty…your creative skill is so impressive.

  • Reply Maureen Reiss August 10, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Really Gorgeous!!!!

  • Reply Denise H Bilquin August 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    So pretty, it appears so simple yet so sophisticated. Love your creativity!

  • Reply Teresa Doyle August 10, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Absolutely beautiful., I love this.

  • Reply Bonnie King August 10, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Love this card and technique. More options for using those distress inks. Thank you!

  • Reply Betty August 10, 2019 at 7:37 am

    wonderful technique, Kristina – definitely going to have a go with this – beautiful card!

  • Reply Becky Green August 10, 2019 at 8:38 am

    LOVELY WORK, Kristina! Those dots on the leaves are like what some leaves do in nature too! A BEAUTIFUL CARD & a FABULOUS VIDEO!!! ;)<3

  • Reply Lagene August 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

    WOW! This is Gorgeous, thanks for the video!

  • Reply Henriëtte August 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Wow Kristian, this is a great way to use the Distress ink. I love what you did with it.
    Thank you so much for your great video tutorial and inspiration. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  • Reply Debbie P August 11, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Beautiful card. Love the colours. Thank you for the great tips.

  • Reply Nancy R. August 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    So excited to try this Kristina! So thankful for these wonderful videos by you talented artists!

  • Reply Chris Eder August 11, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Those splatters are amazing.

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