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Old 08-13-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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I noticed on a lot a blogs that some people are coloring with distress inks. I like the look of this. How is this done? What type of paper?

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I've always done it on water color paper because technically, that is what you're doing. Painting with water based ink. The smoother the paper you can find the easier it is to stamp on. It's a bit harder to get a nice, crisp image on the rougher type of water color paper. The smooth paper is called hot press, and the rougher is called cold press. Most art/craft stores like Michael's, AC Moore only carry cold press, but some of the brands are a bit smoother than others.
Do a search on You Tube for coloring with Distress ink, and you'll get a lot of video results that will help you.
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Check out this video tutorial...Scrapgirl - Tutorials: Watercoloring

Some of the most beautiful coloring with distress inks I've seen! I ordered and love the paper she uses - bleedproof marker paper from Bee Paper Company. It's so incredibly smooth. Perfect for Copic coloring too.

I still need a lot of practice with the distress inks. Takes longer than coloring with Copics, but I'm very happy with the results so far.

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I need an art class...I did not even know you could do this!
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It's really very easy and one of my favorite way to color images.

I use a Niji Waterbrush paired with my Distress Inks.

I simply pounce the desired color of Distress Ink on my Non-Stick Craft Mat (or other non-porous surface), pick up the ink on the waterbrush and color in the image.

Works great!

I like to add one color at a time building layers as you go. I let each layer dry before I add the next and you can speed drying between layers of color with a heat tool/embossing gun.

The best thing about using Distress Inks is that they are designed to be used with water and won't loose their color (or change colors) as many dye inks do when mixed with water.
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Alternatively, you can buy the reinkers and and keep a few drops in a watercolor palette... I don't have any Distress inks but I frequently use dye reinkers in my watercoloring. I just switched to keeping my reinkers in these small ice trays - works perfectly!
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There is another option for coloring with them too. You can buy Ranger's Cut 'n Dry Pen Nibs and use the ink almost like a pen. *Almost*!
They aren't all that big (or expensive, try Mike's?) so they can be a pain to get a good hold of - but it does lay down undiluted ink. Especially nice if you need a deeper section on something for shading.
Usually I use a water brush since it's so easy, but rarely do I bother to use watercolor paper. As long as you don't get your c/s too wet it should be fine. Especially if you'd like to practice first!
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