Sunday, March 30, 2008

Walnut Ink Background Variation

This is my contribution to the byhandartists Background Swap! I've just discovered the special effect of Distress Embossing Powder! Combine it with Walnut ink and what is there to lose? Add some of the incredibly brilliant Tro-Col copper and you get the glitz with the texture. Wow!

Here's what you need:


  1. Mix up the strongest batch of Walnut ink you possibly can. Make
    sure all the crystals are dissolved.
  2. Spritz a piece of watercolour paper with water.
  3. Begin brushing the Walnut Ink over the paper.
  4. Before the Walnut ink dries, begin randomly sprinkling Distress
    Embossing Powder on the surface.
  5. Sprinkle Tro-Col Copper onto the surface. If the surface has begun
    to dry, spritz it again as you don't want everything to blow off
    when you begin heat setting.
  6. Heat set a small area at a time, working your way over the entire
    surface of the paper.
  7. You will have wonderful texture! Don't worry if some of the Distress
    Embossing Powder flakes off. It's meant to do that!
  8. Have fun!!!


  1. Wow, I love it! Now I must try the distress embossing powder.

  2. it is very lovely and thank you for explaining this technic

  3. Wow! This is amazing! I looks like a scene from space. Love the texture! Thanks for sharing your secrets! :-)