|Diving in Deep: Distress Ink, Markers & Stains|
|Includes: PDFs, videos|
|Available: November 24, 2012
I’ve discovered that there are two types of people in the world: those who know about Distress inks and love them and those who haven’t discovered Distress inks and should love them. Happily, I fall into the first group.
What I’ve also noticed is that there are two types of Distress ink lovers: those who buy a small amount of colors and only use them for a few different techniques and those who go hog wild and buy all the colors but still only use them for a few different techniques.
Of course, there are those who love Distress inks, buy all the colors and use them in dozens of different ways, and if that’s you, then this class isn’t for you. Cause you already know everything about Distress inks, right?
But if you have a little or a lot of them (or you’ve been thinking about grabbing a few) and you haven’t really explored all of the amazing things you can do with them, then stop reading now and just click the Save A Spot button.
Still reading? Okay, then let’s go over what Diving in Deep: Distress Ink, Markers and Stains is all about.
First, I’ve been creating with ink and markers for over a decade and I’ve amassed quite the arsenal of tips, tricks and techniques for using both mediums, which I plan to share with you. The fact that Distress ink comes in both a pad and a marker is like getting tagged with a bomb, but add in that Distress ink is specially formulated to do its own set of tricks and wham, it delivers a one-two punch that’s out of this world.
When I first started using Distress inks, my friends were shocked. It just didn’t seem to them like a natural fit for me. But Katie, they said, you don’t even distress on all your pages. Yeah, but I don’t do anything on all my pages. But Katie, you don’t even use dark, vintage colors on your heritage pages. Uh-huh. True. Except I don’t know about yours but my grandma didn’t live in a sepia-toned world, so I enjoy having lots of colors to use on my heritage pages. But Katie, they tried one more time, you love bright and vivid colors and Distress inks are subtle and muted. Yep. Boinging colors are my thing. But you know what? You can achieve boinging with distress inks, especially now that they come in stain form. You just have to coax the colors out a bit.
Another one of my discoveries is that there are a lot of misconceptions about Distress inks and I’m here to kick all those theories and false impressions to the curb. It doesn’t matter what your style is, whether you embrace Shabby Chic, Clean and Simple, Grungy and Eclectic or a little of everything like I do, I’ll show you how to beautifully add Distress inks to all of your projects, whether muted or vivid or somewhere in-between.
Now that there are more options available via the markers and the stains, there is a lot of ground to cover, which is why I’m spreading the class out over three weeks. Though don’t think too literally. We won’t be doing one type of product per week. Instead, I’ll show you how to use them separately – and all kinds of techniques to help you get the most of your investment – as well as show you how to weave the three together to make distressed magic.
Because I don’t want to focus on any one category, such as scrapbooking, card making, stamping or mixed media, we’ll be doing a little of everything. And it doesn’t matter if you prefer to only do one category or if you’re a total virgin to a couple of the others, all the ideas are usable on any kind of project, and who knows, you might find a new passion to dive deep into!
Now that I’ve totally talked your ear off, it’s probably pretty obvious that I’ll do the same in class. I have to admit, I can’t wait to spill the beans on all my ideas and favorite distress ink, marker and stain techniques with you. Oh, and it bears noting that this class will be technique heavy and will move quickly, but there will be lots of hand holding and cheerleading on my end.