After all, it is Friday!!  Smiling is almost a rule!  Jennifer Timko here and I’m so happy  to share with you.  And I’m going to give you an enabler alert.  Because we are going to have a serious chat about the Life Changing Blender Brushes.  You see, I was asked to do a product review for Splitcoaststampers on a new ink from Clearsnap.  They are called Dyestress Inks and are a distress ink.  I figured one of the best ways to test them was to create a background, of course.  This is what that style of ink does best, in my opinion.  So out came the Life Changing Blender Brushes and wow.  Just wow!

Smile by Jen Timko | Rose Bouquet Stamp Set by Picket Fence Studios, Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios

So you can see how the inks blended together and no weird streaks or circles or smudges or….  Just super easy blending!  LIFE CHANGING!!  I spritzed the panel with water and then dabbed off the extra to remove leave the classic water spots.  But before the spots were dry, I took my blender brush and added some more ink to get the darker and lighter spots.  Next I took a flower background die and cut out some plain paper to create a stencil of sorts.  I laid this down on my colored panel.  Using a damp paper towel, I wiped off some of the ink to reveal a “negative” of the stencil.  Isn’t the result pretty?  I chose this wonderful sentiment from the Rose Bouquet stamp set, stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I cut the panel out with a double stitched rectangle die and tied on a shabby bow.

I’m going to say that while I have always loved the look of these distress ink backgrounds, many times they have been an effort in frustration for me.  No longer!!  These brushes are a difference maker and I’ll be happily making backgrounds in all the pretty colors for a while to come.  Hope you like this card!  Let me know what you think and maybe share how you are using these brushes!  Thanks for stopping in today!

2018-11-15T16:42:10-05:00October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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