Make a Wish with Distress Inks

Make a Wish Tag Tutorial

Did you know Distress Inks are one of  my favorite colorants?  It’s a fact!  Scroll to the end for a free download on how I use Distress Inks in my projects.

This tag came together nicely.  I started out blending inks onto two tags, and then decided to combine them into one. 

Tutorial with Distress Inks - Make a Wish tag (Marjie Kemper)

I used five inks to blend the colors shown below: broken china, tumbled glass, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, and chipped sapphire.

Ink blending with Distress Inks (Marjie Kemper)

Once they both looked like the one above, I spritzed one with water and stenciled on the other.

Distress Ink Blending with Marjie Kemper

After looking at both, I decided to chop up the watermarked tag on the left and use it to embellish the stenciled one on the right. I pulled out stamps, scissors, and paper punches and I used some old-school Tim Holtz filmstrip and some new-school Chit Chat stickers.

Work in progress - Distress Ink tags (Marjie Kemper)

I popped up the circle tag with some foam core so the sentiment would stand out.  I love how it looks like the words ‘make a wish’ are on a see-through tag, but they’re not!  They are on a small part of the second (chopped up) tag.

Make a wish tag with Distress Inks (Marjie Kemper)

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Using Distress Inks - Tutorial on Manila Shipping Tags (Marjie Kemper)

 

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  1. Hello Marjie,
    The Make a Wish Tag is wonderful! In your Make a Wish Tag Tutorial you show in a picture a stamp of a distressed/grunge grid pattern. Can you tell me the stamp company – and name of stamp?
    Thank you,
    Mary

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thanks, Mary! I just pulled the stamp out to check, but sadly there is no manufacturer info on it. It’s a very old wood-mounted stamp, and I don’t know who makes it.