Saturday, November 21, 2009

Colouring with distress refillers by Aija

Hi, here is Aija and I will show you today how I colour with Tim Holz distress refill inks. I use Canson illustration paper, I like it the most since the surface is hard and even, there is no structure on it.
I use normal brush and I have added a colour chart under the empty cd-case.
The Whiff of Joy image Lizzy is stamped with Versafine onyx black.

Normally I start with the face. I clour from the edges to the center and I try to lighten the colour coming to center area. First I put Tattered Rose and after that I make the shadow with Tea Dye.
After the face I colour hair. I have started with Scattered Straw and made the shadow with Tea
Dye and Vintage Photo.

On the dress, jacket and top of the hat I have used Worn Lipstick. I started with light colour.

For the tights and mittens I used Shappy Shutters. Shoes I coloured with Scattered Straw.

Here I have added more worn lipstick to get shadow to the jacket and dress. To the thights I added Peeled paint.

For the white areas, on hat and jacket I used Milled Lavender to deepen the edges.

Here I deepened the shadows with Aged Mahogany (jacket), Vintage Photo (shoes), Peeled Paint (tights and mittens)

For the background I added Weathered Wood and little hint of Black Shoot & Vintage Photo around the shoes.
And here is finished card with the coloured image. I embossed some white Whiff of Joy stars to background of the image. Embossed the frame with silver. Used Basic Gray Eskimo papers and hydrangea flowers from Prima. I decorated the centers of the flowers with liquid pearls from Rangers.
Unfortunately there is nearly no day light here in Finland nowdays and it makes the photographing very challenging. Hopefully you will anyway get the idea how I colour with distress. Have a great weekend!

19 comments :

  1. Wonderful tutorial! I've never seen anyone color with distress inks before! Amazing!

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  2. So beautiful, I've only just started my collection of distress inks so this has helped me greatly. I have a long long way to go to get to your standard but I'm practising. Great tutorial thank you for showing us. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

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  3. Stunning work. You make it sound sooo easy, yet it just doesn't look like that for me lol.
    Pinky

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  4. Wow!
    Aija this is a wonderful tutorial!
    Thank you so much!
    hugs
    kim x

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  5. Fantastic tutorial Aija I love your colouring style so much! thanks for sharing how you colour and I love your finished card it is gorgeous! hugs, Jane xx

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  6. Your coloring is so beautiful. Thanks for showing us how you do it. :)

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  7. I love your coloring and the project is fantastic! I still have no idea how to use those inks, though. Is it like paint? You wrote that you use a brush. Do you squeeze it out and dip into it?

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  8. wow! this is amazing Aija!! I have seen your beautiful coloring, but I have no idea they are colored with distress refillers!!! thanks for the inspirational tutorial!! i love it!!

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  9. JenRaff, Yes I use these inks like paints. I take a dip from the pottle to some plastic surface and then I take a smaller dip to the brush and then colour with that like watercolours.
    Aija

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  10. Aija -- Ohh! Thank you. That sounds interesting. I will have to get a few colors and play with that.

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  11. A fantastic tutorial Aija! Thank so much!
    Katharina x

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  12. Great tutorial. Love the colors you used and the layout of the card. Thanks for sharing!
    "Hugs" Granny

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  13. Es una maravilla de trabajo, la tarjeta ha quedado de lo mas bonita. Me encanta. Bss

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  14. Fantastic Aija!!! Love your colourationa and you step by step instructions!!
    Katharina x

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  15. Truly lovely - thank you for sharing.

    Jackie Warwick UK

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  16. Truly lovely - thank you for sharing.

    Jackie Warwick UK

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  17. Truly lovely - thank you for sharing.

    Jackie Warwick UK

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