Monday, April 6, 2015

Using A Product That Has Been Forgotten

Hello All, Deena here with you today. 

For this tutorial I decided that I was going to use something that I had not used in a while so the first thing I did was look around my creative space to see what I could find. My distress inks, that's what I found. 

To be perfectly honest I cannot remember the last time I used them. When I first got them, I needed them and after my first use couldn't wait to buy more. Today I am going to use three of them. Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain.

Other products used are:

Mixed Media Paper
White White Embossing Powder

Gold Embossing Powder
Kaisercraft Rub-Ons

Texture Paste
Black Big Brush Pen
Butterfly Punches

Step 1: Choose any of your stencils - I used one from The Crafters Workshop, Mini Labyrinth (6x6), I placed it on my mixed media paper and then scrapped texture paste through the design. Once I removed the stencil I dried it with my heat gun. Just before it was complete dry I used my scrapper to just distress the design so it wasn't so perfect and the edges weren't so sharp.

Step 2: Choose the inks that you are going to use. Remember that some colours mixed together just don't look great. I used Vintage photo, Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany. Although they are 3 browns that are all very distinct and combine together to make a wonderful distress coloured background. Before moving on I sprayed my work with a Matt Spray from X-Press It. The reason i did this was because the distress inks move whether you touch them or spray water. I didn't want that to happen.

Step 3: Choose a background stamp and stamp it in three different place on your surface with VersaMark, then i covered it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I love the combination of gold on brown it stands out so well.

Step 4: Choose another background stamp, this time I used one of the circle stamps from Prima. I wanted to add depth to my card so this time I used white embossing powder. It doesn't matter if the stamp isn't perfect that's the fun of creating this type of card.

Step 5: Sorting through my rub-on, I found one that had been around for awhile so when I went to remove it from the protective coating a little bit of it got left behind. This didn't worry me because I knew that I was planning on removing some of it once, it was on my card. With my black big brush pen I went around the edge of my card.

Step 6: Adding my embellishments. The cards I have been making recently have all been about the backgrounds with the embellishments enhancing it. So all I have used here, are some sticky back rhinestones and 3 butterflies that I cut out with two different butterfly punches.

Below are a couple of close ups of the texture that was created and to show you that my rub-on was missing some bits.

Happy Creating.

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