Monday, April 30, 2012

New Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

So, the other day, I was checking email and got a post from the LSS in my RSS feed. New spring Distress inks were in the store!

I didn't even know there WERE new Distress inks coming out, but of course, I had to get my set. Three new colors: peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, and shaded lilac.

I dig the names selected for these inks. Very creative.

I set aside some time to play with the new colors, and I created a few projects. I'll be honest, peacock feathers is my least favorite of the three new colors. I'm not a big fan of teal. I know, right? It's everywhere! It seems to be one of the hottest colors in scrapbooking, but it just doesn't appeal to me.

Still, I put it to good use, inspired by a technique I learned from this post from Christine at Scraptime.

First, I took a piece of whisper white card stock (from Stampin' Up!) and applied ink, spraying it with water, drying it with the ink tool. I repeated that process until I was happy with the color. Then, I dry embossed the card stock with my Sizzix Big Shot and a texture fade (I think that's what it's called) by Tim Holtz. The last step was to rub the same color ink over the embossing to add depth.

It looked like this:

When it was dry, I punched several squares from the piece and created a card.

(Supplies: Card stock by Recollections and Stampin' Up! Ink by Tim Holtz Distress and Ranger. Brad by My Mind's Eye. All other supplies by Stampin' Up!)

Tomorrow, I'll share the projects I created with my favorite of the three colors. Want to guess which color I like best?

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty color!! I'm loving the Lemonade that your fav??