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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Parchment Lesson - Distressing Inks



The use of distressing ink and stamping was the subject of one of our recent lessons and I have only just finished this card as my homework. We used Tim Holtz distress ink - my colour was 'Dusty Concord'. We stamped the image and then 'drew' the wet ink with a brush. Our tutor gave us the pattern for the simple frame. It could be used for a photo - but I didn't. The 1st layer of background is a lovely suede effect from a 12 x 12 paper from Art of Craft. This is where our lessons are so we are lucky to have the whole store to search when we are looking for suitable embellishments.
I have stitched the frame with Miyuki Delica Crystal beads size 11. Silver lined Purple.

4 comments:

  1. WOW Carol, this is absolutely GORGEOUS.
    What more could I ask for, my favourite colour, my favourite of butterflies. Would love to know more about this technique.
    I LOVE IT
    Hugs
    Christine xxx

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  2. Hi Christine. Thank you for the compliment. It is very easy really. It is just that the distress ink takes ages to dry so you have time to use a very fine brush (Kalinsky 2)and pull the outline into the image around the edges to give a feather effect. You can just see it on the close up piccie. It is the only time I have ever done it so I think it would be better with practice. You just have to be very careful what you do with your hands as we had some ripe words during class as some bits were smudged.
    Hugs
    Carol
    xx

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  3. Hi Carol, thanks for your info, I can imagine having messy hands on your work. At one of the classes I went too, after we had all finished our tutor made a coffee for us all. Imagine a workshop filled with finished items, then imagine me knocking over my cup of coffee. Fortunately it was only my work with coffee stains!!
    Very careful now
    Hugs xx

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  4. Oh dear Christine - you only do it once though.
    Hugs
    xx

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