Sunday, May 22, 2016

Workshop using Distress Inks and Brushos

Hello everyone, we are enjoying a long weekend here, it's beautiful weather, too nice to be inside.    I was busy with gardening this week, no time for crafting.

I recently taught a couple of workshops showing participants how to create layered backgrounds using Distress Inks, water, stamping and stenciling.   I had a great time with the friendly ladies and their projects turned out beautiful.  Unfortunately I forgot to bring a camera with me to take pictures of their 'work'.  Below are the samples that I created for the class.

The stamps are from a lovely Chapel Road set :  CRA7011A-Butterfly Square, available from Class Act Stamps.

Along with Distress inks, I sprinkled a little Brusho powders and spritzed water for texture.

The tag has extra layering using Tim Holtz Bubble THS002 Stencil with Gesso and I stamped using Chapel Road mixed media stamps & Distress Inks on the background.

The main image stamping was done with Versafine Majestic Blue ink.

Dies:  Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collection 658784.    Spellbinder Die - Fluttesr S2-073 (butterfly).

Other products:    Stampendous Frantage Silver Crushed Glass Glitter FRG01C, it's fantastic! (the butterfly body).  Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon (died with Distress Inks) and Tim Holtz Metallic Trimmings.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


  1. What a gorgeous tag, love the colours! Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

  2. Very beautiful set Shirley. I love the colour combo

    Chrissie xx

  3. Sounds like a perfect class to attend Shirley and what pretty results.

    We have a long Bank Holiday weekend next week and fingers crosses our weather is improving the last week or so.

    B x

  4. These are absolutely beautiful Shirley. You really do have a good eye for colour and your layouts are always just right. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Crafty Hugs, Sandra x

  5. Wonderful projects. Bet your class was a lot of fun. Skipper sends purrs to Archie and wishes him well with his op. Hugs Anesha

  6. Beautiful samples for your workshop Shirley and I'm sure everyone had a great time. I wish I could have been there. x

  7. These are both fab, stunning colours
    Amanda x

  8. What gorgeous samples Shirley sounds like everyone had a fab time! huggles Sue xx

  9. Gorgeous tag Shirley, and lovely class samples too.
    I agree, you've got to make the most of the good weather cause you never know how long it will last.
    Avril xx

  10. Gorgeous samples for your workshop Shirley, I'm sure everyone enjoyed the class. Hope the good weather lasts for you.

    Sue xx

  11. They look like tags and cards I love to make too! Think the ladies had fun making these! Enjoy the warm weather; it is raining here all day... good weather to spent a little time in the craftroom!

  12. Wow, such beautiful samples, it must have been a lovely workshop !Here in Belgium, it's raining, but that's good for nature, because it was too dry. Enjoy your long sunny weekend ! Enny

  13. Beautiful samples Shirley the ladies must have had a ball making these pieces. Just my cup of tea.

    Gardening sounds good to me.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  14. Gorgeous tag Shirley, such pretty colours and I love the layers of texture, Cathy x

  15. Here rain, and rain, and again rain, our beautiful golden raindroptree is all gone from it!! Your cards are lovely dear Shirley I love them both!!

    Have a nice time!!

  16. Your samples are so very pretty. How fun to teach a class. Glad to hear you got out into your gardens. It's finally warming up today. It's supposed to be 27 degrees tomorrow, and I"m off so I might go to the beach. Have a good day!

  17. Oh those lucky ones to get to take workshops with you Shirley ♥
    Lovely colors and what you do with Brushos and stamping and your artistic eye is really brilliant.
    Happy new week to you.

  18. Wonderful three pieces in very nice colors. Everyone would be happy to get them.Nice stamps too.
    Dear greetings

  19. Beautiful. Lovely creation and gorgeous colours xxx{aNNie}

  20. Wonderful pieces! Your students were surely very happy with you and your workshop!

  21. Hi, Shirley! Beautiful samples from your class! Wish I could have taken it. I love your style, and the techniques you combine. Always, your cards bring out Nature's possibilities we could delve into, with relish and abandon. Amazing! XO

  22. Gorgeous samples. I love them al. Beautiful colours and stamps you have used. Greetings Janny

  23. Lovely samples you did Shirley - I'm sure the class was a huge hit!

  24. I'm so jealous people got to take a class from you, Shirley! The class samples are gorgeous--love the colors & images!


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