Monday, June 20, 2011

Design Team Monday

This week brings a technique challenge from the team. 


The following is a definition I found online....

In scrapbooking and other paper crafts, you often hear the term distressing. If you’re not sure what distressing is, here’s a simple definition. Distressing is a technique used to add an aged look to paper.

Distressing can be done several ways, here are a few techniques:

• Gently rub a distressing ink pad with a sponge (cosmetic sponges work well or use an Antiquing Tool) and rub ink around the edges of paper.

• Brush ink with a direct-to-paper technique (brush ink pad directly onto surface of paper with gentle strokes).

• Set distress embossing powders onto paper.

• Crumple paper, flatten, and rub distress inks on paper. Paper can be sprayed with water and dried with an iron or a heat tool to set.

Any of these techniques will give you an antique or vintage look which can vary with the color and kind of ink you use and how much you apply to the paper. Distressing is a great way to quickly change any layout, altered book, or other paper craft from plain to unique. 

Alright, now let's check out what the ladies did.....


Bo Bunny papers - Gabrielle
Bo Bunny brads and butterfly embellishments
Bo Bunny chipboard accents
Misc: wire mesh and distressed foil



Paper: Bo Bunny Timepiece collection, corrugated cardboard
Inks: Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet Distress inks
Ornaments: Bo Bunny chipboard and trinket, metal key, brads, eyelets and twine, alphabets



Supply list:
Patterned paper - Bo Bunny Blast Off
Letter stickers - Basic Grey
Journalling block - Maya Road
Paper embellies - Sassafrass Lass, Glitz Designs
Die cut paper - KI Memories
Border Die - QuicKutz
Lace Ribbon - Spare Parts



Paper: Bo Bunny Ad Lib
Stickers: Bo Bunny Ad Lib
Die Cut: Jillibean Soup
Letter Stickers: My Mind's Eye

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