woensdag 12 november 2008

Tag 2: Wrinkle free distress and Masks.

The wrinkle free distress technique has been spoken of many times. It is also a technique you can't avoid using often because it is simple, direct to paper and very lovely, messy, inky and easy to do! If you work with paper and ink you have probably done this hundreds of times with all possible colors. The masks of Tim Holtz give a whole new dimension to this technique. And an opportunity to try out even more color combinations!

De kreukvrije distress techniek is al vele keren besproken en in beeld gebracht. Toch kan je niet om deze techniek heen als je met papier en inkt werkt. Het is gewoon heerlijk, kliederig en makkelijk om te doen! Waarschijnlijk hebben de meeste mensen dit al honderden keren gedaan met alle mogelijke kleuren. De maskers van Tim Holtz geven weer een hele nieuwe dimensie aan deze techniek voor nog meer kleurcombinaties!

1. Wrinkle free distress the tag: Apply distress ink to your craftsheet. Spray on a little water and apply your tag to the mixture. Repeat several times until desired look is achieved.

2. Don't forget to heatset in between applications to get those nice "drops and swirls" on the background. If you don't heatset it will probably end up one muddy color.

3. Place sticky mask where you want it and choose your masking color ink. Blend in the ink with careful tapping, small swipes. Tim Holtz has a video tutorial about the correct way to apply ink on masks. Look at it HERE.

4. Stamp with handwriting stamp over mask. Use the same color ink you used to accent the mask.

5. Distress edges with distressing tool and color with Aged Mahoganey. Stamp quote with Black Soot. I colored the Grungeboard embellishment with Fired Brick and embossed with transparant+gold embossing powder.
Finish tag with ribbons, gold thread and grungeboard.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Linda - fabulous description of the technique - I like to use this one quite a bit right now - since I am currenly in Love with my distress inks!!! Love the colors that you achieved!!!

  2. I had trouble leaving you a message since I can oly read english.... But looks like it went!!! Happy creating to you!!!