Thursday, 2 September 2010

A wonderful inky day .........

I had a brill distress inky day yesterday with Hels and 4 other lovely ladies - Annette, Brenda, Sue, and Sue, at the Stamp Attic in Wantage.  We focussed around making a tag book with 15 different distress ink techniques, which is now a really useful tool for the future, especially as I have written on the back what each technique is and how it was done.  Although I have read through Lord Tim's CCC,  it was great to work with Hels and work through these samples with her.  I really liked the addition of the grungepaper tag to hold the while thing together.

We were liberally supplied with coffee, chocs and biscuits, and worked in Wendy's lovely studio at the Stamp Attic which is very bright and airy.  If you are within driving distance I would say to anybody - go visit - the shop is a bounty of lovely crafty stash of all sorts - whatever your style you will find something to suit.  And there are lots of lovely classes to attend. 

Below are some pics of my favourite techniques:

Sploshy Spritz

Bleached Stamping - my fave!

Rumple Crumple

Clearly Resisted

Dainty Spritz

Rerinked Shimmer Mist

Controlled Watercolour Stamping

Water colour distress stylee

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Think Ink #28 - Distressed Out

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.


  1. Yey Val, love your photos, they look great. It was a brill day, with excellent company. I am now motivated and making a note book for my grandaughter who is starting school next week.
    Have a good weekend.
    B xxx

  2. Thanks Val for this post. Living so far away, my only chance of seeing stuff like this is from folks who have been able to attend a workshop. You clearly had a great time!

    Janet xx

  3. Wow these look brilliant Val, I'm really looking forward to Saturday's Stamp Attic class

  4. Hi Val, thanks for coming yesterday, it was great fun. I wish I could have joined you for the day instead of working LOL but managed to steal a couple of chocolates! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

  5. Wow! Those are fab! Love your choice of colours

  6. Didn't we learn some great techniques? Your book is going to be a lovely and useful reference manual!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I do not have any tools for using beeswax either---I should buy some really. I melt the wax in an oilburner with 2 tealights under it and then use an old paintbrush, tweezers, scissors and some baking parchment as a craft mat. No high tech for me.

    Take care
    Sue xx

  7. Just discovered your blog and am having a lovely time wandering through your posts. Love these inky techniques.

    Ger x.

  8. you obviously had a great time - love the samples

  9. OH MY WORD!
    These looks scrummy. I wish I had been there, it sounded fabulous. The end result is stunning too. Next time... let me know... I don't mind a bit of a drive!!


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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