Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CD Calendar - April - Distress Ink

I am so excited about today's's not new, it's not hard ~ very easy as a matter of fact BUT it is one of my FAVORITE Ink Blending Tool/Distress Ink techniques.....Spritz & Flick! Since the old saying goes April's perfect for this months page!

CD Calendar

~*~ April ~*~

Distress Ink - Ink Blending Tool

Spritz & Flick!

CD Calendar - April 001



Distress Ink

Ink Blending Tool & Foam

Mini Mister (filled w/water)

Heat It Craft Tool



1. Apply a generous layer of Distress Ink (I'm using Broken China) over then entire piece of cardstock using your Ink Blending Tool & Foam.

CD Calendar - April 002

2. Spritz 3-4 squirts of water into your hand...

CD Calendar - April 003

3. FLICK! Flick the water onto the inked cardstock and let it set. You will notice after about 10-15 seconds the magically the ink starts to pool around the edge of the water droplets.

CD Calendar - April 004

4. Dab the excess water off and either let the cardstock dry naturally or speed drying using the Heat Tool. Your cardstock will look similar to this....Awesome isn't it! I just LOVE the look.

CD Calendar - April 005

5. Embellish as desired and mount on the correct CD. I have added Distress Stickles to my flowers and covered the vintage image with Rock's hard to see in the photo but looks great in person!

CD Calendar - April 009

CD Calendar - April 011

So there you go!

We're 1/3rd of the way through the year already!

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and to all of you out there (most of the country) in the deep freeze ~ bundle up when you go out and take care on the roads! We're in line to get the snow that's been pounding the central area of the country as well as an additional dose of lake effect snow! Anywhere from 3-9" over the next 24-36 hours!!

See you tomorrow when we continue with May's Calendar page :)


  1. I love that technique. Did you use the rock candy crackle paint on the image?

  2. lovely, i haven't bought the rock candy yet.


  3. Yep, this is my fav technique! Gives a very vintage look in a short time, lol. Nice job!

  4. so pretty, love the watermarks!


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