Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Technique Tuesday

Tutorial Tuesday!

I have to say that it was a so great to read that you all so appreciate the tutorials that we have for you every Tuesday! 
That is so inspiring to keep on doing this for you all!
Thanks for the great feedback you all gave!

Today I'm going to show you a Resist Technique with Distress ink. This technique gives you a unique way to make your own backgrounds for anything you like!


3 colors of distress ink (I used aged mahogany, Wild Honey, Broken China)
Ink blending tool,  Ink blending foam (Ranger Tim Holtz)
Versamark ink, Archival ink Coffee and Jet Black
Embossing powder Fine detail silver
Tag, Stamps (by tim Holtz)
Heattool,  Craftsheet

Stamp a swirl or decorative stamp on the tag with Versamark ink pad, emboss with Silver Detail embossing powder and heat with heat tool.

With ink blending tool apply the desired colors to the tag. Use circular motions with the blending tool. Start this circular motion on your craftsheet (or white paper) and during that circling motion you go on to the tag!  This will give you a better result with the inking, and you will not get any stripes on it.…

Take a piece of cloth and make it damp with a Mini mister.. and go lightly over the tag. This way you take off the color of the embossed part.


Stamp your image.  I used Archival Coffee and a little bird stamp from Tim Holtz.  Use the rag and mister again as we did in the last step to remove any ink from the silver embossed area.

Stamp Swirls.  I used Aged Mahogany on tag... and repeat cleaning part as above

Stamp the text.  I used Archival Jet Black on to the Tag and repeat the cleaning part as above.

Distress edges of tag. I used the distresser tool from Ranger.  Of course there are many ways to distress your projects. Color the edge of your tag with ink.  I used Vintage Photo.

Finished Tag.

The complete finished tag I will show later in the week!

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you like this tutorial! Because than I have more of this kind of artwork!


  1. This is a wonderful technique that can be used SO many ways! Thanks for teaching us Marion. I know that I haven't ever done anything like this before so I hope others get alot of use out of it too.

  2. Awesome tutorial, Marion! Thanks for sharing! I need to try this

  3. Great tutorial Marion , you make it look so easy, will have a go later and see if I can do anything as nice as this. Pauline L

  4. marvelous tutorialm you show us how to do more with our inks.

    hugs Amanda

  5. Wow, beautiful tag, thanks for the great tutorial, and for popping by my blog. I've become your follower too. Hugs lin

  6. Beautiful project Marion! Can't wait to give this a try. I can imagine lots of way to use this.

  7. Your tag is so beautiful!!! Your tutorial is so easy to understand and the photos really help, thanks.

  8. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. Greetings from SA. Sharon