Tuesday Technique Video – Coloring Tools – Adding texture and interest with inks

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Tuesday Technique Video #0001 – Coloring Tools – Adding texture and interest with water reactive inks Video

Welcome to our scrapbooking technique video for this week which supports our weekly challenge of adding texture & interest to your handmade embellishments.   In this technique, we will be using our Coloring Tools category to add texture and interest with water reactive inks to your die cuts and embellishments.  This technique video supports our first weekly challenge. For more information on our weekly challenges, click the link below.

Today’s technique is all about adding texture and interest to your die cut shapes with water reactive inks. And yes, we will be working with Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz as well as some great stamps and thin cuts from Close To My Heart.  I have used all these techniques in my “Remember The Story” calendar layout below.


Here are our finished products from this video – Join me & learn how to make them yourself

Here is a quick summary of each of our 5 examples that we will be using today:

  1. Stamped Die Cut – Splattering with inks
  2. Stamped Die Cut – Staining with inks
  3. Stamped Die Cut – Applying just water to the die cut
  4. Coloring on a leaf die cut using a water brush and one distress oxide inks
  5. Coloring a bird image using a water brush and multiple distress oxide inks

If you would like to play along with our video, gather the following supplies (or you can purchase them by clicking on each item):

Scrapbook Techniques April Class Schedule

Another example of these techniques on a layout

In the interest of keeping this video short for you, I have already stamped and die cut the images we will be using today (leave me a comment below if you would like for me to do a technique video on this).

Lets get started on our technique!  Watch here or click to be taken to our YouTube channel – Don’t forget to subscribe so you get updates of each week’s new technique.

Here is my completed Scrapbook Page Planner for this technique video.


Here is my completed page planner for this video that I used in my planning.

I hope this gives you some scrapbook ideas and techniques to try and I look forward to meeting you in our monthly crops.

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