Grungy Butterflies Spring Cards with Distress Oxide Inks by Gerry with video tutorial

Hi Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today. Did you see the Rubber Dance Moodboard Challenge for this month? Today I have some ideas for you on how you can use the mood board. There are a bunch of ways you can go about a mood board, just go with your feeling and don't just don't overthink it. 
In the video I show some fun and easy techniques with distress Oxide inks to add colour on your backgrounds, with just one colour and also for a soft multi coloured background.
And I show you how you can add texture in the same colour so make sure to watch video to see all techniques.
This is the Februari mood board with super cool winter pictures and a few colours to help you get started. When you have an inspirational board like this, you can go about it in lots of different ways. 
You can pick one of the pictures with the colours in it and work with that, you can check out the textures or the shapes like the birds or the branches and use those with your stamps for instance. 
Or you can just use the colours that are appealing to you and then make a fun mix of the most of your favorite colour and add bits of the other colours.
There are a lot of options so just have some fun playing around!
I stamped the Small Grungy Butterflies with Clear Embossing Ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Ink Embossing Powder - Black Sparkle.

For the background I used Distress Oxide inks in the colours Antique Linen, Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge. I added the colours in different ways to add texture.
 I used the the same distress inks to colour the butterflies with a Water Brush to get a softer colour.
After drying I finished with a layer of Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss on the butterflies to get a nice subtle sparkling layer.
These are two of the cards done in just one colour for the background with the layering of the different techniques.
I used the Doodle Borders #1 and Crazy flowers #1 to add extra texture in the same colour on the card on the right.
Here you can see the gorgeous sparkle of the embossing powder on the butterflies.
I hope you liked these fun and easy cards and techniques. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!
Gerry van der Velden



Ink Art Designs said…
I loved watching the video. Lots of handy tips that I hadn't thought of that I will definitely use. Thank you.
Dot x
Ingunnskort said…
Gorgeous butterfly cards that could be used for anny ocation:)

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