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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Distressing

Distressing is a technique that adds alot of character to your layouts. You can achieve this look by sanding or inking. Sanding creates the distressed look of wear. You can use sanding blocks or sandpapaer. You can sand: paper, pictures, chipboard, stickers, metal or cardstock.
Gently sand your paper/picture where you want distressed. Keep sanding until you have achieved the look you want. It is a little messy you will have residue, just wipe away.
My favorite is inking. I inked most of my layouts, there is just something I love about it. Must be that you can tell where one pattern paper ends and begins. Or just that it gives it a very bold look. Well whatever it is, I know I am not going to stop inking.
Inking is so easy to do. Take the ink pad and rub it around the edge of your paper . Use as much or as little as you want.


2 comments:

AshleyS said...

beautiful layouts and I love the inking on all your layouts!

Greta said...

inking is my favorite too....LOVE IT!!!