Sunday, July 5, 2009

Faux burnt edges

Hi all! I participate in the technique lovers challenge over at SCS from time to time and last weeks technique was faux burnt edges.

It's all done with ink and a dauber or sponge. I thought I'd give it a try and here is my result.

The background paper is made by using distress inks, water, crinkled up paper and an iron. I used Vintage photo distress ink and water to color the ivory paper that the ship collage is stamped on. The deckled rectangle nestabilities were used to cut out the image.

I used a fingertip dauber to add three layers of different color distress inks to give the edges a burnt look.

This technique is actually pretty easy and fun to do. It goes well with the ship collage stamp from The Angel Company or any nautical/map stamps. Actually, I can think of a few other ways to use this technique - hmmm, might be worth another try on some camping scrapbook pages!

Thanks for stopping by!

Distress inks - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot
Stamps - Ship collage and tag tid bits from TAC
Ivory and brown card stock
Extra large eyelets from TAC
Foam tape
Nestabilities dies - deckled rectangle and tag



Sarah said...

Great technique, this card looks amazing!

Suzanne said...

Wow, the edges really look burnt. Great job!

Trudy Osborn said...

You did an awesome job with this really does look burnt.