There are probably dozens of D words that would apply to art, and I can think of a few--draw (which I am not very good at), doodle, design, drip... but today I want to talk about distress. As a mixed media artist, I use a variety of media, but one very versatile media is Distress Ink by Ranger. It comes in mini and regular sized pads, markers and sprays. There is a large array of color options, and this year they are introducing one new color each month--as if there weren't already enough!!
I don't have them all, but I really like using them for heat embossing, rubbing along the edges of paper crafts, and even as watercolors.
Another way the word distress relates to art is when an artist tatters, crumples, or adds grunge to a piece. Distress Ink is really good for that sort of thing, because once the paper has been "distressed" by tearing, or weakening, the Distress Ink can really highlight the areas that have been "damaged."
|Here the distress ink was rubbed onto corrugated cardboard and burlap. Even the blue dots are Distress Ink that was applied through a stencil.|