Friday, June 8, 2012

Distress Ink Reinkers



 As much as I love my Distress Ink Pads, I use the reinkers almost as much. I really love the look I can get painting stamped images with a water brush! Remember the issue I expressed a few weeks ago about wanting to label my reinkers so I can see the colors without having to pull every bottle out of the box? Well, I started brainstorming and came up with a solution, and finally made time to execute it.

Step one: I used my Silhouette and created a circle that's 0.5 inches inside a circle of 0.75 inches. I cut 36 of them from water color paper. This is a very sturdy paper, and will stand up to a lot of wear.

 Step two: I used a water brush and got just the tiniest bit of ink from each of the bottles to color the circle.
 
 I was sure to demonstrate the different degrees of color from dark to light on each of the circles.

Step three: I pushed the circle over the top of the dropper so it rests on top of the lid. The dimensions make it where it isn't loose and won't come off easily, and it doesn't hang over the edge. Then I just arranged them, and it's now easy for me to pick the perfect color I want.



Thanks for looking and commenting.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a cool idea! Tres

Alison said...

this is such a great idea! tfs~

becky said...

Super idea. Now I need some reinkers to organize! HA!

Rebecca said...

terrific! Makes me want to run out and buy some reinkers since I don't have any.

Sam said...

Here via pinterest. This is a brilliant idea!

Susan Martin said...

Brilliant idea! I love it!

Alison Charlton said...

great idea Betsye - might have to 'borrow' that one! Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Great idea!!! Worked like a charm.

Kara Stainbrook said...

Great idea!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Great idea!