Monday, September 15, 2014

Favorite Technique

This week over at Heart 2 Heart challenge blog we are sharing our favorite technique.  Anyone who knows me, or follows my blog can pretty much tell you what MY favorite technique is......I'll admit it....I am a distresser!!  In my creative mind a project is not finished unless it has been distressed somewhere!!  I went all out on this weeks project!
There are several distressing techniques on my layout.  Of course tearing the paper and inking the edges is a standard distressing technique. I always ink the edges with 2 colors of ink, Our new Flaxen ink is perfect for distressing,then I edge it off with some Cocoa ink.  On some of the pieces here I added black as a third color for a bit of contrast.  One of my other favorite distressing techniques is the scrunching up of the paper edge that you see on the left side of the layout.

Have you tried this?  Just spritz the edge of your paper with some water (it needs to be good and saturated) then scrunch it up with your fingers until you get the look you are after.  You will need to go back occasionally while its drying and scrunch some more since it relaxes a bit as it dries.  For a really aged look, ink the edges of you paper before you spritz it with water.  The ink will run into the paper that way.  You can go back after it's dry and add some more ink to sharpen the color if you'd like to.



Don't you just love this piece of paper?  It just screamed "Distress me" !!  It's from the Close To My Heart Yuletide Carol collection. I will be ordering up more of this collection before it's gone....love it!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to share your Favorite Technique with us at H2H Challenges.  You have until the end of the month to post your projects.

debi

Today's project brought to you by:
Close To My Heart
Yuletide Carol Paper Collection
Yuletide Carol Compliments
Bitty Sparkles
Sparkles Collection
Sparkles Chevron Shapes
Liquid Glass
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5 comments:

Becca Whitham said...

Gorgeous layout! Love all the distressing. Thanks for the "water spritzing" idea. I haven't tried that before.

Donna said...

This is a fabulous layout! I love all the layering paper distressing and the photo is a lot of fun too.

Katy said...

I'm a distresser too!!! Mainly because it "de-stresses" me...lol. LOVE all the distressing with this layout...you were right - Yuletide Carol was ASKING to be distressed :0)

Angie Esquibell said...

Gorgeous! Triple inks, wow!

Katrina Brown said...

Yes, I do love the new Yuletide papers! Your LO is amazing; love all the inking, distressing, and paper scrunching! Really beautiful!

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