Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Stressed? Well Distress yourself with a kit!

How's that for a catching title :-) I think this is a great kit for a great price. I have played with it and it is so easy to use! Check down further in the post for a cute sample!
Distressing Essentials Kit – Order #118762 Cost: $19.95

Stampin’ Up has just announced that vintage Stampin ink refills for the distressed ink Stampin spots are now available as a write in item on your order.
  • 125731 Tea Stain Vintage Stampin’ Ink refill $4.95 US/$5.95 CA
  • 125732 Charcoal Vintage Stampin’ Ink refill $4.95 US/$5.95 CA
  • 125733 Mahogany Vintage Stampin’ Ink refill $4.95 US/$5.95 CA
  • 125734 Navy Blue Vintage Stampin’ Ink refill $4.95 US/$5.95 CA
Tips on re-inking a distress ink spot:

Re-inking a Vintage Ink Spot is different than re-inking a Classic Stampin’ Pad or Spot. To create a distressed, aged appearance, a Vintage Ink Spot should be drier than a Classic Stampin’ Pad. When it’s too dry–that is, the ink applies more lightly than you like on your projects–you should re-ink the Spot. To re-ink your Vintage Ink Spot, do the following:
  1. Using the eyedropper in the Vintage Ink Refill, apply ink one drop at a time in equal, thin stripes on the pad. Do not saturate the pad; it needs to be drier than a Classic Stampin’ Pad. Let the ink settle into the pad for a few minutes before continuing.
  2. Using the edge of a credit card, drag the ink diagonally across the pad from corner to corner. This will ensure that the ink is heavier in some places than others, which is necessary to create a distressed appearance.
  3. Blot lightly with a paper towel to remove excess ink.
New to the Distressing Essentials Kit or Distressing in general? Check out these cute houses! I painted them and then ran the Distressing ink on top to add the weathered look! To see more click HERE to visit the original post.

If you need the kit or just want the refills both are available through my online store (see link on the left side of my blog) OR If you would like to host a workshop using this technique I would be happy to help just give me a call or email me! We have some fantastic promotions running this month so don't miss out.
Happy Creating!!!

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