A couple of months back. I took a class with Heather Telford. She is on the Design Teams for both Penny Black and Darkroom Door. She showed us how to create beautiful and colourful backgrounds using Distress Ink Stains on watercolour paper. These are the cards I made at home. The stamp sets are from Darkroom Door - Background Stamp – Tribal and Rubber Stamp Set – African Trees.
I stamped the images first and let dry for five minutes. Next using a wide brush and plain water I wet the paper surface. Next using the same brush I blending various shades of yellow, orange and red. Once dry, I glued image to the card base and added a sentiment.