August 7, 2010

Blended Ink Tutorial

For my August Summer Camp gallery, I made a layout about bread in Switzerland. The journaling block is created using the blending tool by Tim Holtz and a bunch of Distress Inks. It's a pretty easy technique, one that takes a bit of practice, but can be easily mastered in just a few tries. I've put together a video tutorial to help show you how to do the technique on your own projects.



supplies used: blending tool, foam blenders, faded jeans, peeled paint,
and mustard seed distress inks (any distress inks can be used for this project).

Here's a close up of the technique.


I would love to see how you interpret this in your own layouts, it's really fun to see the unique results after each attempt. If you don't own the blending tool yet, it's very reasonable to purchase, and you can use the foam blenders for numerous applications if you stamp it off well.

13 comments:

Ursula said...

Great tut Em. I have the same cutting matt as you. I need to try this technique

april said...

great technique! greg said you made it look so easy, now he's going to try it :)

Gracie said...

Love the tutorial Emily!
I need to go play!!!!!!

Marti said...

Fantastic, Emily! I actually just bought the blender b/c of your LO. So, this is perfect- thank you! I can't wait to play!

sylv said...

Great job! I didn't know to add a little water to help blend in those "hard blocks"! My inks have been sitting around barely being used....now I can't wait to try your technique!

Caryl Hope said...

Cool effect! Thanks for the tutorial Emily! :-)

Kelly said...

Great tutorial Emily. Love the end result!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing how you did this, Emily!

Alex Hardy said...

RAD tutorial MLE.
Blending tool is now on my to-buy list!

debbieback said...

will definately have to try that =)

Laura said...

Have just tried this and it's fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. The inky bits on the edges of the mask look pretty good too, I punched bits out of mine. :)

amytangerine said...

so fun, looking forward to trying this!

gudrun said...

Love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing! :) :)