by Shelly Kuck
Create stunning backgrounds with acrylic paints and Distress reinkers.
- Distress Reinkers
- Mini Misters
- Perfect Pearls
- Acrylic Paint or Paint Dabber
- Black Ink
Apply acrylic paint to stamp and stamp on Card Stock. Let dry a few minutes.
Put a FULL dropper of Distress ink in a mini mister, add Perfect Pearls by scooping out on the straw end of the sprayer. Fill mister with water, leaving a small amount of room at the top. Put spray top back on and shake well.
Start with the lightest color and spray the cardstock leaving some open spaces. Place the cardstock on a craft sheet or newspaper.
Continue to add additional colors of Pearlized Distress Mist colors until desired effect is achieved.
The cardstock may begin to curl as the paper is saturated. It will flatten out when dry, or use an iron to flatten, sandwiching between two pieces of blank computer paper.
The pattern on printed paper can transfer to the wet cardstock.
When dry, overstamp images with black ink. VersaFine works great for this as it is an oil based pigment, giving excellent coverage that doesn't smear or bleed.
Embellish and layer as desired!
Try Adirondack Acrylic Sponge daubers for applying your Acrylic Paint.
-You can use regular reinkers. But using distress re-inkers work best because they are a concentrated dye and color stable, so you don't have to use as much ink to get vibrant colors..
-Also, Pearl Ex will work if you seal your project after it dries. (Perfect Pearls have a built in fixative making them ideal.)