Stencil Ink Blending and Distress Inking

Instead of doing a Part 3 on Distress stenciling, I decided to combine it with some good old fashioned ink blending with stencils! Both these designs were made with Hero Arts stencils that I just bought! I couldn’t wait to play with them! The distress stenciling technique I used on the 1st 4 card below are discussed in my Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts.

I mainly used 3 shades of each color rather than just 1. I was going for a different look and the results were striking!

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade

I used the distress stencil technique that’s in my Part 2 post and then applied the colors. The sentiment from Catherine Pooler Inks, I stamped and then die cut it in a square to place in the center.

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans and Broken China

I couldn’t wait to get the new Speckled Egg color to play with and boy it is a beautiful blue color! I put it down in the center and blended it in on the edges as well.

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry

Pink is my favorite color so I was really excited about blending these 3 colors. I think I had a bit of a heavy hand on the right bottom corner but I still like it, looks very artsy!

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Tattered Rose and Dusty Concord

I only used two colors on this card and that’s because in the Distress traditional ink line, these are the only colors in the purple family I have. Still they blended so nicely together.

One of my favorite things to do when I’m mass producing cards is to make them in different color variations for the Shop.


Onto to the Ink Blended Stenciling

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Speckled Egg, Faded Jeans and Broken China

I worked my first color, “Speckled Egg” from the center of the stencil using a really light hand as I knew I’d be stamping in the center as I knew I’d be stamping my sentiment in the center and I wanted it to stand out. Then I worked in “Broken China” around the outside of where I laid down my first color and then “Faded Jeans” to finish the outside of the card.

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Tattered Rose and Dusty Concord

Again, working from the center with “Tattered Rose” and then coming in with “Dusty Concord” from the edges and working around the outside the card.

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade

I really like starting in the center with the lightest color and working outward to the darkest so in this case, it was “Squeezed Lemonade” as the lightest, “Wild Honey” the mid-tone and lastly “Scattered Straw” as the darkest tone.

Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

Tattered Rose and Dusty Concord

Decided to shake this card up a little and go the opposite: from darkest to lightest. Started with “Dusty Concord” in the center and “Tattered Rose” on those edges towards the center of the card.

The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamps’ “Beautiful Butterflies” stamp set which I placed in the center of the petals. Then, I cut my panels down to 3-3/4″ x 5″ and for the borders, I used Hero Arts Hues black cardstock and cut it down to 4″ x 5-1/2″. Glued the panels to the black cardstock and then to my card bases. I really think the black cardstock made all these cards pop out! So much fun playing with these new stencils and my distress inks!

List of Supplies:

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Distress Stenciling and Ink Blending

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