Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mini Distress Ink and a GIVEAWAY!!

Hi friends…I'm sure you've heard about the new MINIS!! Right! 
There is now 12 more to LOVE!! I know what you're saying. I already have the bigger ink pads. Well I'm here to tell you that there are many things that are great about these little gems. They're great for carrying to a crop or to a friends house for play time. So compact! Easy to handle for inking your favorite project. The Minis are the perfect fit with the Mini Ink Blending Tool. They are great for the technique I'm going to show you… and they're also awesome to GIVEAWAY!!! So don't forget to leave a comment at the end of the post for a chance to win your very own set.. 

Here are all the available colors. Which is your favorite? 
It was so hard for me to choose so I got them ALL.

Our project for today features mono printing with a Layering Stencil using the Mini Distress Inks. 
This technique is in Tim's "A Compendium of Curiosities" Volume III. The book is filled with tons of techniques and inspiration!! 

Choose your colors of Distress Minis and Layering Stencil.

Apply ink directly to the BACK of the Schoolhouse Layering Stencil. Start with the lightest color so not to contaminate your ink pads. These Mini Distress Inks are perfect for this technique. 

Generously mist the ink with water.  

Gentle press the stencil onto a piece of watercolor cardstock or Manilla works great too. With the stencil still in place blot off the excess ink with a paper towel. 

Slowly remove stencil, blot with towel if necessary and let dry. 

Here are a couple background combinations. 

Sand and ink the edges with a Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a Mini Ink Blending tool. 

Cut a small oval to fit the Industrious frame. Stamp a little background text with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. 

Add a few Botanical Remnant Rubs to the oval. It's easiest to cut the Rubs out, position them and then rub them into place. 

Wrap the Jute Twine around, tie with a bow, add the flowers and layer it all together

I love this background to showcase my little birds. 

With the softer background I made an Easter Card. All the steps are the same, just add the bunny after you apply the Distress Glitter. 

Use chipboard to die cut the Mini Bunny and Bow from the Movers & Shapers Magnetic die set. Apply Glossy to the Bunny and Bow, poor Distress Glitter over them, shake off the excess and let dry.

Isn't this the cutest bunny every! 

Here are the Mini Distress Inks! 
You know you want them so leave a comment by April 17th at midnight PST and I will announce the lucky winner Friday morning for these little gems! 

Thanks for stopping in!

Here are all the color sets.