White Rose Crafts and Water Reactive Inks

EK Gorman White Rose Crafts Water ink eDid you catch the amazing Live feed that happened on Monday over on White Rose Crafts Facebook Gallery?  If you missed it, WRC dt member Alison shared all kinds of tips and techniques on how to play with Distress Oxides.

I am sneaking in today to try out some of her tips, using not only Distress Oxides, but all the different water reactive inks that White Rose Crafts carries.

I pulled out three colors for the three different water reactive inks that WRC has in the store that were more or less the same colors and then I got blending using my Ranger Distress Blending Tool. Also, I pulled out simple everyday cardstock.  This isn’t specialty paper or water paper.  It is just my everyday white cardstock (Neenah 100lb).

IMG_4804First I used Distress Oxides to recreate the technique Alison was doing.  I used Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, and Black Soot.

IMG_4803Then I pulled out my Distress Inks mini cubes to see how different the same colors looked using the same techniques.  I reused the same colors, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  (Side note:  If you are new to distress inks, WRC has them at amazing prices).

IMG_4802Finally, I pulled out some ScrapBerry’s Stains Ink.  ScrapBerry’s is an European company who creates crafting supplies including, but not limited to both pigment and water reactive inks.  I pulled out the Blue, Purple and Black Stains Ink and blended them the same way I blended the distress.  As you can see it ends up looking very similar to the distress blends.

IMG_4805I then took all three of the colored pieces of cardstock and sprayed them with a little water and heat seat them.  (From left to right, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, Stains Ink)

IMG_4806I then trimmed up all three pieces of cardstock to 3.75×5 inches.  Using my stamping platform, I then stamped the Studio Light Basics Swans and Bulrush stamp set using VersaFine Ink onto the cards. (Left to right, Distress Oxide, Distress Inks and ScrapBerry Stains).  To finish off the cards I adhered some Sparkle Blends Juniper Berries to each of the cards after adhere the cards to a A2 card frame.

IMG_4810Then, literally on a whim, I pulled on of each color from each type and created a similar card to see if the inks would work well together.  And I think they work great together creating a very similar effect as the card panels done with only one type of ink.

EK Gorman White Rose Crafts Water ink dDistress Oxides

EK Gorman White Rose Crafts Water ink bDistress Inks

EK Gorman White Rose Crafts Water ink cScrapBerry Stains

EK Gorman White Rose Crafts Water ink aUsing all Three
(Top to bottom, Distress Oxide, Distress Ink and ScrapBerry Stains)

Now let me know which of the cards you like best?  Which ink do you want to play with the most?  Let me know in the comment section below.  Until then, happy crafting.

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