Ranger Distress Ink tutorial
These inks are the best!!! I love using all the various colors with the Ranger Ink Blending tool. I wanted this book to look more masculine so I didn’t use any patterned paper. I simply used the distress inks and the ink blending tool to create my own page backgrounds, directly onto the chipboard! I love how it turned out.
I used one of the chipboard Basic Grey luggage tag albums, various Ranger Distress Inks, Ink Blending tool, and Tim Holtz Ransom Alphabet Mask set.
I started by sticking the brackets and 29 numbers from the ransom mask set onto the cover of the album, then using the ink blending tool, I inked the cover with Antique Linen ink.
I then removed the bracket mask pieces and inked over with aged mahogany ink.
Next I inked over the entire cover with Walnut stain
The final finishing touch for this cover: inking with Black Soot ink all around the edges, this really makes the edges stand out.
Now for the inside pages. To add some texture, I used a piece of magic mesh and stuck it onto the next page. I inked over top of the mesh with Vintage Photo ink.
Then I peeled the mesh off and it left a cool design on the page.
I used some Peeled Paint ink and inked overtop
On the next page, I stamped a stamp into Perfect medium first and stamped it onto the chipboard, then I inked overtop. The perfect medium acted like a resist.
For the remaining pages, I mixed various colors of inks
On this page, I stamped all over it after I had finished inking it.
There are so many things you can do with these inks, I love how you can transform a simple piece of paper, tag, or chipboard into something vintage looking.