Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Aged Focal Point

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a fun beach themed card with an aged, vintage feel to it.

Blank Page Muse products used:
Mountains & Beaches Sheet

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Other materials:
White card base
Watercolor card
Water spritzer
Repositionable adhesive tape
Heat gun
Brown ink
Stamping tool or acrylic block
Distress Oxides e.g. Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover
Tea Dye Distress Ink

Cut a panel of watercolor cardstock. Stamp the front most images, the hut and trees, with brown ink. Roughly mask the images and stamp the first line of mountains. Repeat masking and stamping until the scene is built. Remove all the masks.  

Loosely colour the image using the smooshing and distress inks and/or oxides.
Spritz the panel with water and crumple it up to give it an aged look. Flatten it back out and blend over with Tea Dye Distress ink.
Lightly and roughly add texture to some areas, primarily the edges, with Tea Dye ink and the small crackle stamp. Run the edge of the scissors' blade along the sides of the panel to distress it. Roll one or more corners and add some slight tears if desired. Add more tea Dye ink to the exposed areas.

Set the panel aside. Stamp the star fish repeatedly on the white card base using Tea Dye ink to create a rough pattern. Add the sentiment to the lower right corner of the card base with the same brown ink as used originally. Add liquid glue to the back of the aged panel and adhere to the card base. Avoid excessively flattening the image.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post! The crumpling technique can be a bit daunting, especially when you've spent some time working on creating the image, but the result is worthwhile. I hope you'll give it a try, and I'd love to see what you make!

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