Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
My first LO !
I was attended Sharon's Distressing Class @ BSC - Scrapping Ville.
I sanded the edge of the photo , then applied the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad. I tried tearing, crumpling & chalking.
I like the tag.
SOME USEFUL TIPS FOR DISTRESS
1) Crumpling or distressing
Add well-worn years to your paper by crumpling your paper into a ball. Patterned paper will fold easily dry, while cardstock will need to be moistened with water either by using a spray bottle or completely immersing it. Crunch the paper into a ball and squeeze out any excess water. Carefully unfold and repeat until you achieve the look you want. Spread out to let dry or iron the paper on a cotton setting to speed up drying time and to smooth out some of the wrinkles
Sanding helps to fade and give the illusion of wear and tear. This technique works best on paper or stickers that have a white core or backing for bits of the top layer of colour will be sanded away exposing the white. Try fine or medium sandpaper for the hasher the grit, the more colour and finish will be removed. Also, try folding the paper before you sand for another look, and sand lettering and metal embellishments too.
3) Tearing & rolling
To soften the look of your paper, rip the edges. For precision, dampen a cotton swab with water and run it where you want the tear. Also try rolling the edges of the torn paper to add dimension.Just wet slightly and then roll upward.
Paint patterned paper with watered down acrylic paint (dab excess paint with paper towel) to change its appearance. Also consider sanding once the paint has dried.
5) Chalking & Inking
Chalking or inking both ages and softens. Try colouring the edges of torn paper, tags and even fabric and ribbons. Although browns are a common colour to use, try colours that complement your pages.