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2 Ways to Use Distress Ink for Watercolor Backgrounds

NOTE: This post is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!

Hi all! I’m taking a break from the Holiday Card Series to share with you two ways to use Distress Ink to create watercolor backgrounds. These are some of my favorite ways to use Distress Ink! And the XL Greetings stamp set is the perfect pairing with a watercolor background, too.



(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).

The first method is ink smooshing. This is when the Distress Ink pads are pressed onto a slick surface (I used a Tonic Easy Clean mat), spritzed with water, and the watercolor paper is turned over and pressed into the wet ink.

The second method resembles traditional watercolor painting. The ink pads are again pressed onto a slick surface (I used a palette), and then the color is picked up using a wet brush and painting onto the watercolor paper.

I hope you enjoy seeing these two background take shape! You can pick up all the supplies I used on both cards at Simon Says Stamp.

Supplies

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.


*Simon Says Stamp XL Greetings stamps
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor…
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Wow Dual Heat Tool
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Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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*Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
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*NEW 2020 MISTI stamp positioner
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EK Success Powder Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Waffle Flower A7 Layers dies
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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*Altenew 24×18 Cutting Mat
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