Video: Distress Ink Watercolor - A Blog Named Hero May Challenge!

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Today, a new challenge starts over at A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is watercolor - YAY! One of my FAVORITE techniques!

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I decided to do a Distress Ink technique that creates watercolor-like results. (I used Distress Oxide Ink but you can also use regular Distress Ink) It is great if you aren't great at watercolors because it is pretty much foolproof. It is also QUICK which is up my alley since days have been busy lately.

After putting lots of ink down on my watercolor paper, I spritzed with some water that was mixed with Perfect Pearls - this is like the perfect DIY shimmer mist that I use for almost everything!

For the background, I added some subtle interest by inking some butterflies through a background die with white pigment ink. Super light in photos, but it's more noticeable in person. And this is a great way to find more uses for your background dies!

Here is a video if you would like to watch the full tutorial:

Make sure to stop by A Blog Named Hero for more inspiration from the design team and to enter the challenge!

SUPPLIES USED:

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

HA | MFT
My Favorite Things Steel Blue Cardstock
My Favorite Things Steel Blue Cardstock

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Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool

Simon | MFT
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills

Simon | MFT
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio

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Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers

MFT
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral

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Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber

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Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet

MFT
Mini Misters
Mini Misters

MFT
Butterfly Confetti Background Die
Butterfly Confetti Background Die

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Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

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Hero Arts - Welcome Neighbor
Hero Arts - Welcome Neighbor

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