Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Distress inks recipes for blended backgrounds

Well, not just backgrounds ofcourse.
I chose some of my favorite colors and tried others to see how they work together.
I made thin strips of the cardstock I usually use , blended them with my mini blending tools and then stuck them back on a full sheet, so I can insert them in my binder.

I scanned them instead of photograping them, as it's close to midnight, I thought that would give the best color representation. But I'm not so sure it worked that way.

So if you like the sound of some of my recipes, why not recreate them on your own cardstock or watercolor paper if you prefer and see how they work for you.

I hope you can read my handwriting ;-)

I made a Word document but you can't download it anymore, it shows you all the recipes I made, you can even print it and then use the otherside for the blending, that way you'll always know they colors you've used, just cut along the lines, I've  made it to fit a European sized A4 (about 8"x11") but it's Word, so you can adapt it.

If you want one I can send it to you if you message me on facebook/cardsbymaaike....I don't know how to make it downloadable as I  don't have a website anymore. 

Updated on October 15th: more recipes added in this post: http://cardsbymaaike.blogspot.nl/2016/10/more-distress-inks-recipes.html


  1. Wauw.....wat een mooie kleuren combinaties Maaike.
    Zag het in mijn mail al voorbij komen ;o)

    1. dank je wel, ik heb net dat lege vel nog bijvevuld, want die ene strip was erg eenzaam ;-) en ik heb het bovenste vel aangepast

  2. Wow! I really like this idea, Maaike. I have to make some time to do this.

  3. Thank you for sharing it's fantastic!

  4. Thank you for all the wonderful color combos!

  5. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Thank you for sharing these. They are a wonderful resource.

  7. What a wonderful idea - Thank you for sharing.

  8. Wow! This is amazing! Some wonderful combos here Maaike! Thanks for sharing!