Distress Ink &
Wax Paper Resist
Note: You don't actually have to use this technique with just Distress Inks. Any dye ink will work.
Distress Ink - Ranger
Ink Blending Tool & Foam - Ranger
Glossy Cardstock - Ranger (or regular cardstock)
1. Turn your iron to a medium to hot setting and let it pre-heat for a couple minutes.
2. Tear off a sheet of wax paper approximately 6" larger than the sheet of cardstock you are going to be working with. Crumble the piece of wax paper into a ball; open it back up but do not smooth out.
3. Place your glossy cardstock on the non-stick craft sheet. Add the sheet of crumbled wax paper and cover with a piece of cardstock or glossy cardstock.
NOTE: If you are using glossy cardstock be sure the glossy sides are facing the wax paper.
4. Iron the entire stack of papers ~ depending on the size of your paper 20-40 seconds is long enough for the wax to transfer to the papers.
5. Remove the wax paper and save it for another day.
6. Use the Ink Blending Tool and apply desired colors of ink to cardstock until the entire sheet has been covered. I am using Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive and Broken China. You can use one, two, three or more colors of ink...it's totally up to you.
Here is what the Glossy Cardstock looked like after it was inked....
And don't let anyone tell you this technique won't work on plain old cardstock because it will! Here is what it looks like after the ink has been applied.....
It's all a matter of what finish you are looking for when deciding which type of cardstock to use with this technique.
Now your paper is ready to be used! Here is my finished calendar page...
paired with March....
So now that you've seen a few months are you ready to join in the fun?
I know some of you are playing along (thanks for sending me the images, links!)... if you would like to share your pages with everyone just post a link in the comment section...we'd all love to see your creations!