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.
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.