Jennifer McGuire’s Daytime Sky Distress Ink Technique

I wanted to use Jennifer McGuire’s Starry Night Distress Ink technique, but wanted to make my card a day sky instead of a night sky.  Here is the link to Jennifer’s video.

I used stamps that I had in my stash that did not have the maker information on them.  I used flamingos wearing flip flops and a grassy knoll stamp as well as my sentiment.  I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper and stamped the flamingoes with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and created a mask of their feet and their lower legs by stamping the flamingos on post-it-note paper then cutting out the part of the stamp I want to cover.  I used Marvy Embossing Markers to paint my images and then used Ranger clear embossing powder and heat set them.  I put the mask on their feet and stamped the grassy knoll with different colors of the markers on them and then put the clear embossing powder on the knoll and heat set that as well.  Once that was done I used different colors of Distress ink to create water, sand and a day sky with the sun in the top left corner.  For sand I used Old Paper and then in the water and sky, I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.  I used Mustard Seed for the sun.   I used the small Distress ink holders and just rubbed them on my card.  After that I sprayed the image with water with white mica in it.  The mica I used is from eye shadow from L A Colors eye shadow from the Dollar Tree.  Put a small amount in a spray bottle with either water or alcohol.  I put a small amount in the bottle and twirl it like a bell instead of shaking it or you will clog your sprayer.   I sprayed the whole background from about 1 foot away and dabbed off any excess blobs of mica.

I put the sentiment in black on a pink background and then put clear embossing over it and heat set it. I punched the sentiment out with a hexagon punch and put the sentiment on a line that I ran across the top of the card. I cut the watercolor paper to 5 x 3 3/4″ and then put it on a craft colored background that is 5 1/4 x 4″ and then put it on a white card stock that is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I put matching washi tape on the back of the envelope.


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