Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Distress No More

I took a class called "Distress No More" last week at a local scrapbooking store called Bizzy B. The purpose of the class was to teach us how to use a type of ink called Distress Ink, which is made by Ranger and marketed under the Tim Holtz name that are designed to give your finished artwork an aged or "vintage" look.

Using stamps and ink pads to make art is a whole new world for me and I don't have much experience so far (which is why I have already signed up for the store's "Stamping 101" class in mid-February to learn the basics) but I was still able to enjoy myself in this class and keep up with the other students.

All 24 of the current Distress colours were available for us to try out. There are also 12 new colours about to be introduced on the market. The teacher Daniza also had at least 50 stamps for us to play with. The picture above shows the class table neatly set up at the beginning of class - it didn't look anywhere near that tidy two hours later, believe me!

Here are some pictures of the items I made. You can use them however you want - as bookmarks or gift tags, attach them to cards, use them in journals or as part of a collage - whatever you might fancy. I really had fun in this class and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Here's the website for the store: but I'd recommend checking them out in person, there is so much to see and enjoy when you're there, it's worth making a visit!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how fun, i love all that paper! i wish i had more time to do all the fun crafts!