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Saturday, May 5, 2007

DISTRESSED








I've been racking my brain to try to figure out a technique to post that is somewhat original. (Don't worry I didn't hurt myself.) So I thought I'd share one of my distressing techniques.

SUPPLIES:
(2) Acrylic Mounting Blocks
Walnut Inks from Tsukinek
Scrap Paper
Card Stock (for your background or main image)

Technique: This can be somewhat messy so you'll want to keep your table covered with scrap paper or a cover of some type.

1) Spray a large acrylic block with one squirt of walnut ink in the middle of the block. This can be the messy part if the droplets miss the block.

2) Smoosh a smaller block onto the inked block. (The ink can spread to the outer edges of the larger block. Watch out for this you don't want to keep the ink on the block edges because it will stamp straight lines which is not the desired effect at this time.)

3) Lightly stamp or blot the inked smaller block on scratch paper and then stamp onto your card stock. (Pre-stamping on the scratch paper gives you an idea of what it will look like and takes off any excess ink that could seep through to the other side of the card stock.)

4) Keep inking up the smaller block from the larger sprayed block and stamp until you have your desired background.


So there you have it. :-)

1 comment:

Flossie's Follies said...

great idea, thanks for sharing, I will have to get the walnut ink and try it out.