Make Your Own Milky Way With Distress Ink Blend a Night Sky with Distress Ink

There was a point in time when trying to  blend with Distress Ink would have caused my brow to frown. It took a heck of a lot of elbow grease to the  ink to  move on the paper.

My Apprehension About Distress Ink Blending

The thought of  having to blend on paper with Distress Ink  broke me out in a sweat. My heart rate would increase and anxiety was felt, all over ink and a blending tool. Because, it was a tremendous amount of work  – it felt like a  workout – with disappointing results. Upon completion my Distress Ink blend   did  not come close to resembling what others were able to accomplish, or what I expected for my effort.

How My Opinion of Distress Ink Blending Changed

While at the 5cents to a Dollar Store, in Antigonish , Nova Scotia,   I notice a very small paper-crafting section.  Brush basins  were  hanging precariously off of  a shelf end.  As look up,  something catches my eye. Directly on the shelf above the basins  was Fierro Cotton Watercolor Paper . This was the end my Distress Ink Blendingitis and the beginning of  whole new experience with Distress Ink . In particular Distress Ink Blending success – in my opinion –  depends on the paper used, it can make or break your blending.

Through my Distress Ink Blending journey , I have perfected a night sky  with four  Distress Ink Pads: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot.  If you’d like to attempt an Ink  blended Night Sky why not work along with the video: How to Make a Night Sky with Distress Ink.

Here is the finished piece, as done in the video with splatters, Stardust etc.

Here is the finished piece, as done in the video with splatters, Stardust etc.

Final Touches to Add

Allow your Night Sky  to air dry and  decorate it as you like,  Use it in a shaker card , or  make a star filled sky or  the  Milky Way. These ideas and more can be achieved with sprinkles of water, adding Opaque White  or gesso or Distress Ink  Picket Fence, or a combination  for  splatter. Gelly Roll  and Stardust pens can be used for  spots and stars. As well, as  sequins and  seed beads.




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