RxR says : Sorry noobs ^^ Adding Color | Nana Campana

Hi! Iris here and it’s my turn to share with you a simple tutorial. I love to add color to my scrapbook pages and I find that altering patterned paper with the use of distress inks is a great way to make colorful embellishments for your pages.

The butterflies here were hand cut from the Jillibean patterned paper and colored with distress inks. Yeah… distress inks are not just for distressing… you can do so much with it.

Here are a few simple steps to alter your patterned paper. You will need to hand-cut butterflies from your Jillibean patterned paper. You will also need a non-stick craft mat, at least two colors of distress inks, and a foam blending tool.

Once you have hand-cut your butterflies from the patterned paper, take your foam blending tool and dab it on to your distress ink pad. Starting from the craft mat, blend in the color with your foam blending tool going towards the center of the butterfly.

Replace your foam, and dab the foam blending tool again on another color of distress ink. Again, starting from the craft mat, blend in the color but stay only on the edges of the butterfly.

That’s it! A very simple, quick, and fun way to add more color to your pages and create cheap embellishments for your layouts and projects.

Have a great day!

Iris