Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 2 of Distress Class

Following this week's video by Jennifer McGuire, I did two samples of inked backgrounds and then stamped and embossed trees on them.  This smaller sample fit perfectly into Splitcoaststampers card sketch for the week.  

Here's the second card.  Project notes below...

Project Notes:

  • For both cards, I inked my acrylic block with Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint distress inks and then misted.  I can not find my water mister!  So I used Angel's glimmer mist instead for a nice effect.
  • Then I pressed the block to watercolor paper and repeated as necessary to get enough ink coverage.  I probably would not had to have repeated if I'd had just water.  I then spread the ink with my fingers which caused a lot of staining - my fingers, not the paper.  The paper looked very nice.  Next time I think I would spread the ink with something other than my fingers!
  • I let all this dry overnight since I wanted to do some embossing.
  • The trees on the first card and the main tree on the second are stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.  The shadowed trees are just stamped in Whisper White.   
  • The ribbon is raveled and inked as well to go with the aged look. 
  • To create the background for the first card, I stamped some images - script words and flourishes in Versamark and then inked the entire card in Weathered Wood.

I really enjoyed this inking technique for the background.  Check out Jennifer's videos at .  I'd like to try this again when I find my water spritzer!

Ingredients:  Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Holidays from Stampin' Up!;  Text basics from Papertrey Ink; Flourishes from Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bordering Blue, Soft Suede
DSP:  Soft Suede by SU!; Periphery by Basic Grey
Ink:  Versamark, Whisper White by SU!, Not Quite Navy; Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo by Ranger
Brad:  Oriental Trading
Ribbon: Old Olive by SU!; Gold source unknown.

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