Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 10 of 12 Days of Distressing - Embellishments

Day 10 Distressing Embellishments - Ok so we can basically use almost every technique I have gone over this far on embellishments. We can sand, ink, shred, paint and more to a lot of different embellishments. This particular layout I did some work on the flower, scroll, and title. I hand drew the letters for the title then cut them out and took an exacto to the edges to fluff them up a bit, then I inked them mildly. The flower on the other hand I inked, added a tiny bit of acrylic paint that I smeared on the petals. Then I misted it with some Smooch Spritz silver spray. Then to my little scroll that is at the bottom of the layout; I sanded, inked, and dropped some red alcohol ink on it. I was just plain black when I started.
On this layout I did what I did on my Soar layout featured in one of the early distressing posts. I used my diecutter to cut both chipboard flowers and paper flowers. I glued the paper on to the chipboard and sanded the tops and edges of it. You can take these further and ink them too. The raw chipboard circle I used the Tim Holtz edge distresser on.

Basically anything you put on a page you can distress in some way. It's fun to play around with. Letters are probably the easiest embellishment to distress by either sanding, inking, or roughing up the edges. Just have fun with it and try different things.

1 comment:

  1. I have played around with distressing chipboard letters and was pleased with the result. Loving your tips and techniques.



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