Distress Ink Masking Technique - Coloured Ink reveal stamping technique

Learn how to create a coloured ink reveal, a great way to create backgrounds or focal pieces for your cardmaking designs. Create a bright image with a dark background.

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Step-by-Step Distress Ink Colour Reveal Tutorial

1. Add colour using inks and a blending brush

2. Let the ink dry completely

3. Using clear embossing ink stamp on your chosen design

4. Spray with some droplets of water

5. Apply the clear embossing powder which will stick to the stamped design and onto the water droplets

6. Melt the powder with a heat gun

7. Using a black ink cover the entire image

8. Use dry clean kitchen towel and rub over the surface removing any ink on the embossed areas

9. Light mist with water and then flick on some blobs of water with your fingers - the droplets will react and turn into white speckles.