Thursday, July 17, 2008

The De-Stressed Spot

I have been fascinated with my friend Shelly use of Tim Holtz inks lately. So I decided to try my hand at a little distressing.  After all, a pirate map has to be OLD, right??

X marks the spot


I used 3 or 4 colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks (don't know exactly since, for once, I cleaned up as I went) and the Inkssentials blending tool on the edges.  It was the first time I have used it. I saw Pat and Bad Sherry use it at the RubberNecker booth in Akron, OH, but I never tried it myself.  I do have to say--it is pretty cool!!  It was more even and more predictable than a sponge.

Materials used:

  • Stamps:  Tropical sentiments; Map and Treasure from Tropical DoodleFactory
  • Ink: Dark Brown and Red Fluid Chalk Ink (Colorbox); Various Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Ranger);
  • Paper: White (GP); Brown DP (KMI); Chocolate Chip (SU!)
  • Accessories: ink blending tool (Ranger); Gold Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Prismacolor pencils + baby oil; foam tape; black brads; distressing tool (Tonic);

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Shelly said...

Fascinated is such a strong word.... Awesome card Jules!

JAR said...

This turned out wonderfully! I love the design!