Friday, August 24, 2012

Distress Ink Tutorial Coloring Bears

Hi everyone!  I have receive a lot of emails asking about coloring with distress inks.  I have made one more video coloring an adorable  bear stamp from Lili of the Valley.  I have listed the supplies on the video, so I hope that helps.  If you have any questions, just post in the comments and I will respond on the comments so that everyone can see my answer.

I feel very silly making these, mostly because I sound ridiculous haha, but it is the best way to show coloring techniques in my opinion.

Don't get discouraged if it doesn't look exactly like you want after the first try, just keep on practicing and you will eventually find a look that works for you.

I hope you enjoy the video!  Thanks for watching.  My final card with this image is at the bottom of the post.


Thanks again for watching!

Hugs, Dena


  1. Gorgeous card Dena, love the adorable image, pretty papers, gorgeous embellishments and fab layout.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  2. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look so easy. I must practice more. Love the finished cute bear card.

  3. Thank you so much for your helpful tutorial, Dena! I started to color with distress inks a couple of weeks ago and your video encourages me to practice a little more. This teddy bear is sooo cute and I love the fresh colors of your beautiful card.
    Hugs, Anja

  4. gorgeous Dena....can i ask which ink pad you use to stamp the image?

    jen xx

  5. Love the tutorial my bears arrived yesturday cann't wait to try them out!

  6. Nice tutorial Dena, only i dont have distress ink. But it was nice to see.
    Your card is a cutie.
    Hugs Astrid

  7. Great card! Could you tell me what size the filbert mini is? I looked online for it and it comes up with two sizes, 10/0 and 2. thanks.

  8. Thank you so much for a fabulous tutorial Dena, I have always wanted to try this so you have inspired me to have a go!
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute bear and the colours are so beautiful
    I hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Sue

  9. answer to my prayers....a tutorial on coloring those cute bears! Coloring fur truly scares me!!!!! Will have to study this carefully, Dena!!! Adding it to my favorites for future reference!
    Your little bear is truly gorgeous...your coloring is sheer perfection!

  10. I don't usually leave comments although I visit your blog almost every day, but what a great tutorial Dena. It is absolutely brilliant and you don't sound ridiculous at all. Thank you so much for sharing your great talent with us. I usually use watercolour pencils but I am considering more and more switching to distress inks.
    (I love the finished card too, as all the cards you make, it is amazing and very inspiring).
    Have a wonderful day,
    Laetitia xxx

  11. Beautiful card Dena. Your video was so helpful. Thank-you so much for taking the time to post your video and posting such a gorgeous card!

  12. Jen - I use Stazon ink to stamp with when I use watercolors.

    Linda - The brush is 10/0 in the mini Majestic line Filbert, very reasonable. Here are details:


  13. Thanks for sharing, Dena.
    I`m gonna try on my next teddybear:-)
    Beautiful card!!

    Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Laila.

  14. Hi ya Dena!! Ooh how much I LOVED your video! :) You are absolutely FABULOUS and to see you work in progress .. simply wonderful for me!!! Thank you for sharing this AWESOME video!!! By the way, I totally love your voice! :)

    Now your card ... simply GORGEOUS! sighing .. this little bear is the cutest ever especially with your colouring! I love it like always Dena!

    Hope you're having a lovely day!

    Big Hugs,

  15. Its fantastic me lovely the colouring is stuning have alovely weekend big huggies June xxxx

  16. Great video, thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi Dena,
    Your tutorial is wonderful and so instructive, thank you so much. I have not tried watercolouring of any kind yet, but feel a little practice coming on.
    I adore the card, your bear really looks so cuddly and full of stuffing! lol
    Hope all is well in your world.
    Hugs Linda xx

  18. Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! I also color with DI´s and it´s always great with tips and ideas. Your card is so sweet!
    Hugs, June

  19. Beautiful card, Dena. Thanks for sharing this tutorial your explanations are great

  20. This is a gorgeous card Dena!! Love it!
    Hugs Kristel

  21. Cute bear and great tutorial. Like the finished card Edna

  22. Thanks for the tutorial. I want to try this technique. Your card is beautiful!

  23. Gorgeous card Dena. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
    It was nice to see how you colour your image.
    Hugs Gretha

  24. Such a sweet little ted, Dena. And a beautiful card! I hope to stop back and watch your video when I have a little more time to enjoy it! Hugs, Lesley

  25. Super Sweet! Love your colors and Design.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  26. Love your tutorials and your creations are just fabulous. Join as a follower to see more of your beautiful work!

  27. gorgeous bear. love the layout. fab colours.

  28. thanks Dena... might give this a try tonight

  29. Thank you so much for the tutorial! Now I just have to practise I guess. :-)))
    hugs, Jolanda

  30. Hiya and it was so lovely to see you painting and hear you too, you did such a great tutorial, thank you sweetie! Absolutely love your card too Dena and the bear is very cute.

    If you give the CT art doll style a go, shall we do a swap? :) Chris x

  31. Och super mooi bedankt voor je tutorial Dena.
    Ik heb wel een vraag, hoe heet jou kwastje, die je droog gebruikt zeg maar? Ben benieuwd of ik die ook kan kopen in Nederland? Wat denk jij?
    Wil je me mailen via mijn blog aub, alvast super bedankt;o)

    Warme groetjes,
    Anita uit Holland.

  32. Thanks for a great tutorial Dena. You make it look so easy. Hugs Sharon x


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