Sunday, April 3, 2011

Distressing Technique

Okay, so here is an ink to paper distressing technique that some of you may not be familiar with.  It is pretty neat...especially in scrapbook frames that you first distress and then place a photo in the center.

Here it is shown on a piece of scrap paper:

 It is very simple actually.  Pick up the paper that you want to distress in one hand.  Pick up your ink pad in the other and turn it over to face the paper.

Now lightly swipe the ink pad over the paper.  You can swipe it one way and then the opposite direction to give a criss-cross effect.

These little ink pads shown below are actually great for this as they are so easy to hold and work with when doing a technique like this.

Here is a photo of a tag that has been distressed using this method:

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.  Thanks for visiting and join me again soon for a new technique or project idea!