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Tutorial: Coloring Bombshells with Distress Inks

I am going to show you a simple tutorial for coloring in your Bombshells Stamps with Distress Inks from Ranger. You can create some beautiful effects with these inks using only a few supplies. I will be working with the Pirate’s Life set.
Here's what you need:
Distress Inks- I usually use about 4 or 5 colors. For this project I used Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain.
Cut-N-Dry-Nibs- Also from Ranger
Cream Colored Cardstock- I used Butter Cream from Prism
Brown Dye Ink- I used Chestnut Roan from Color Box

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Let's get started!
1. Stamp your image in brown onto your cream cardstock. We use brown because it's so much softer looking than black, and a dye based so that it dries quickly and doesn't blend with the Distress Inks.

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2. Starting with Antique Linen, rub a Cut-N-Dry Nib in a circular motion into the pad. You'll be using this color for her skin. Test how much color you have on the Niob on a scrap piece of the same cream cardstock.Color in the lowlight, or more shadowed areas of her body. You can use either a circular or linear motion, depending on the look you want.

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Here's a photo of one leg colored in. Please note that it's not colored in entirely...I just colored in what would be the shadowed areas. Let the cardstock work for you by creating a nice base color!

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3.Finish her body using this same technique.

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4. Pick up a new Nib and start coloring in her outfit using the Milled Lavender. Make sure to use a different Nib for each color! I like to keep each Nib on top of the color I used so that I don't mix them up. You don't want the colors mixing on the Nib! Again, color in just the shadowed areas, not the entire section.

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5. Apply some Tattered Rose to her outfit in what would be the most shadowed areas of her outfit. It not only adds more color, but even more dimension.

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7. Then, using Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain color in her accessories. Leave some cream showing!

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8. Don't forget her makeup! Experiment with your colors to make her look fabulous!

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Here she is completely colored in.

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9. Now you can cut her out and add her to a card! But don't forget to use some of the awesome elements in your stamp set! Here's my completed card

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Check out her parrot!

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And here is another card I made in July using the same technique but different colors.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! If you did, then I recommend that you visit the Bombshell Stamps forums, where you will find not only some amazing inspiration, but other fantastic tutorials! Have an inspiring day!

Challenges:

Cowgirl Sunday: Anything Goes

Spoonful of Sugar: Animal

Pear Tree Designs: Animal

Stamping With Dargon: Eyes Have It

Bunny Zoe's: Vintage

Stamp & Create: Pearls & Gems

Crafts & Me: Gems & Sparkle

The Res Q Challenge: Use Scissors

Your Next Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: What 'eva!

Comments

Danielle said…
Awesome tutorial!! What a great way to color with your ink! I need more of them. I have 5, basic colors. I usually use Q-Tips to color with them. THATS why they don't look like yours! That card is phenominal!! Bitchin!
~Lady B~ said…
Great tutorial! I'll have to give this technique a try!
Jennifer said…
GREAT tut Ali,

I can't believe I missed it.
Marianne said…
Great work! You colored it beautiful and special! Neat that you made a tutorial of it!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
marianne
craftybunny said…
Great tutorial.Your shading is perfect.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs :D
Lisa x
Alex said…
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH now I get it. It isn't just that I am not as talented as you, I do not have the correct tools! Nibs, here I come!!! Oh yeah- and more inks :)
Awesome card, and awesome tutorial. Thanks for playing at Stampin with the Dragon. Hugs, Nataliya.
clare said…
Great animal themed card. Thanks for joining us @ Pear Tree Designs. Good luck in your challenges. X
Heidi said…
Fantastic card. I love the parrot. Thanks for the idea on on another use for my distress inks! Thanks for playing the Stamp and Create monthly challenge.
Victoria said…
fantastic tutorial
thank you for joining us at Stamp and Create this challenge,

Vicky GDT Member
What a great tutorial with a beautiful result. Great coloring! Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create challenge this month.
Sammibug said…
Grat card and awesome tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Crafteezee said…
Great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Crafs and Me. Hugs Tracy x
dragonllew said…
Great card & tutorial thanks for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon & good luck.
Jenny x
Alyssa S said…
Great tutorial! This is awesome! And my favorite Bombshell ;o)
Lacey Stephens said…
Fantastic card! So beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create challenge!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Devlin said…
Awesome tutorial. Never tried it like that.

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