Dyeing Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Re-Inkers


Supplies Needed:

  • Distress Ink Re-Inker Dusty Concord (Purple)
  • Distress Ink Re-Inker Pine Needles (Green)
  • Distress Ink Re-Inker Faded Jeans (Blue)
  • Extra Glass Dropper
  • Paint Brush suitable for applying liquid.
  • Container of water
  • Palette
  • Printer paper (or other blank paper)

I dyed this paper using inks of the following formulas:

Dusty Concord : 2 drops per 10 drops water

Pine Needles: 3 drops per 10 drops water

Faded Jeans: 2 drops per 10 drops water

  1. A photo of the supplies I used.
  2. Tear around the edges of the paper
  3. Ignore the scrapbook paper, I was using that as a background since white against white does not a good photograph make…:)
  4. Crumple paper thouroughly.
  5. Spread back out. Follow steps 4-5 until satisfied with results. The more wrinkles and creases in the paper, the more veining in the completed piece.
  6. Use the dropper attached to the lid of your re-inker to drop into palette (see above for formulas)
  7. Add water and mix with handle of paintbrush.
  8. Begin applying
  9. You can hit it with a hair-dryer before applying next colour.
  10. Here I begin adding the blue and green.
  11. Almost finished.
  12. You can hit it with the hair-dryer again. Once it is dry you can decide whether you want to add more colour. obviously wet paper is darker than dry.
  13. The completed piece! : )

Here is a close-up of the paper:


Check out Tim Holtz Distress Ink Re-Inkers and other Ranger products at: http://www.rangerink.com/

Aside Note: See my “Techniques” link in the side-bar for other articles.

1 Comment »

  1. Lauri/jailbirdstamper Said:

    thank you so much for sharing this! I bookmarked your blog and will be back often!

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