Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Technique Tuesday ~ Using Reinkers as Watercolors

Welcome to Technique Tuesday

I hope you find inspiration and projects

To spark your creativity

I will strive to share techniques each week.

“Using Re-inkers as Watercolors”
Judy Cantrell

In a disposable palette tray add one tiny droplet of Distress Re-inker
in the following colors:

Dusty Concord
Spiced Marmalade
Peeled Paint
Broken China

These four droplets were used to make this watercolor page
with a ½ inch angle shader brush and a little bit of water.

There is lots of color left to make several more projects
from this tiny amount of re-inker.

I made my journal album a few weeks ago if you would like to make your own; purchase a 140 lb cold press Watercolor pad 9 x 12" and then cut the pages in half. Use a
craft knife to cut the book board that is included on the back of the pad for covers.
The covers were painted with two coats of gesso before making it into a journal album
with my Zutter tool. I use the 3/4" binder coil for this album. For my album I used the back side of the paper; it has a smoother finish.
Finished size 40 pages 6 x 9" 

[[ Please note: Some of you might think I took the watercolor technique from Tim Holtz if you are taking the online classes. Actually I made this project two weeks before his classes started. Just a odd thing that he would share something similar to what I'm sharing here. ]]


  1. This is awesome Judy thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you Michele! I had fun making this piece!!

  2. Judy I love this and the Technique. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

    1. Thank you Robyn! Good to hear you like this tutorial!

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much.

  4. That's a beautiful little scenery!!! I have to give it a try - love the pine trees! :)

    1. Thank you Nicie! It's very easy to do. I just mixed the colors on the list to make other colors. Please share when you do!


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