Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Card With Ink Distressing

Designer: Helen Angel-Cullum

I had a whole lot of fun with this.

A close up of the shimmer paint used on the fire, bubbles and book.

The image is from the Fantasy range at Tanda Stamps. Stamped with Stazon onto watercolor paper. Colored in using distress inks. The background ink of Antique Linen Distress Ink was painted around the image then extra applied to the torn edges and in towards the image. Black Soot was then applied on top. This was layered onto some vellum pre-printed with olde script and then onto a handmade paper layer. All adhesive at this point is under the main image.
The handmade paper was "painted" with water along the lines to be torn and pulled apart to give the impression of fabric. When dry, was stamped with black distress ink with a grid pattern before applying more black DI to the edges.
The bottom layer is more olde looking vellum, attached with brads to a paper base after distressing the edges with sandpaper. The image panel was then secured with more brads. The sentiment is peel-off lettering colored black with promarker.
The whole thing is then attached to a dark grey linen-look card base that has also had "the sandpaper treatment" and lightly distressed with more black distress ink to highlight the texture.

Wizard image - Tanda Stamps
Grid pattern stamp - Molly Blooms
Distress Inks - Barn Door, Black Soot, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed.
Shimmer paint
Papers, vellum, brads, peel-off letters, card stock from stash

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Love all of it. Great use of distress inks...I love that technique.


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