Friday, December 30, 2011

Ink Techniques: Staining

This technique makes the Specialty Designer Paper on this card look like it's stained and old; perfect for a vintage look.

I stamped images on the stained paper and used sponge daubers to colour them. Sponge the edges, too.

The card front was stamped and swiped with an ink pad.


-cut off the sealed bottom and side of a page protector to make a plastic folder, or buy one at an office supply store

-open the folder and add dots of ink, then spritz with water

-close the folder to smear the ink between the plastic pages
-open the folder and place 2 pieces of card stock or paper on the bottom page, then close the folder
-press the ink onto the papers and remove them from the folder
-let dry completely
-the paper will be more fragile and easy to distress

-Nature Walk 121`925
-Three Little Words 113254
-Woodgrain 117100
-Crumb Cake ink pad 121030
-Crumb Cake ink refill 121029
-Basic Black ink pad 101179
-Baja Breeze ink pad 111833
-So Saffron ink pad 105213
-River Rock ink pad 109010
-Blushing Bride ink pad 119786
-First Edition SDSP 121878
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Baja Breeze card stock 111352
-River Rock card stock 108640
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Postage Stamp punch 122344
-Sponge Daubers 102892
-Bitty Buttons 118761
-Vintage Trinkets 118764
-Linen Thread 104199

1 comment:

Robin said...

Lovely. I am going to case it now for an event this weekend. thanks for posting