Penny Black Rose Take One

I’ve been stalking Jill Foster on the Penny Black Youtube Channel for her P, B & J series.  One of the techniques that she used was painting one layer water color pieces using Distress Ink Reinkers.  That didn’t work out so well for me, but I did get 2 cards out of it.  They didn’t turn out the way I expected, but I made 2 cards out of them.  Here is Penny Black Rose Take One.

Penny Black Rose Take 1

Penny Black Rose Take 1

Penny Black Rose Take 1 Card Recipe

I started out by cutting out water color card stock larger than I needed for a card base.  I used 1 1/2″ painters tape to mask off the center of the card.  Mental Note – get 1″ painters tape for the next card.  Using Archival Ink in a brown I stamped the Red Blush stamp.  Jill used a waterproof ink in a light gray which I do not have.  Mental Note – get waterproof ink in light gray.  I didn’t have the large selection of Tim Holtz Distress Ink reindeers, but I do have Festive Berries, Walnut Stain and Wilted Violet.  Since red is my favorite color, I started out using the Festive Berries reinker.  It came out pretty thick so it didn’t work as expected.  The other 2 reinkers came out more liquidy.  For the colors I didn’t have in the reinkers, I used the Distress Ink pads.  As is the norm, the technique isn’t as easy as it looks.  But I haven’t given up.  I will try again.  Anyhoo, I painted the leaves in green and the background in Salty Ocean.  I inked around the edges in Salty Ocean and also Antique Linen.  It’s not exactly what I as expecting, but it isn’t horrible.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for Penny Black Rose Take Two.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


Luke 7:  11  Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.


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