Hi there again everyone! Hope your week is going well for you.
Now time for a little tutorial about distressing edges.
There are so many ways you can distress the edges of your project and I’m going to show a few ideas for you today. There are distressing tools available like the TH distresser that I usually use, and an electric one from Zutter that I’ve not used but have heard they are very good . Or you can use your good ole scissors like we all started with ( or even a fingernail !!!). Just be careful with scissors that are very sharp, I once managed to slice right through my laboriously coloured image when I used this technique.
I personally like to distress and ink the image , it frames it without having to add a mat. I usually ink around the image with a lighter ink such as Antique Linen and then do the very edges again with Vintage Photo. Or you can add a mat and distress that too.
Once the edges are roughed up, you can ink them with distress inks or leave them bare, or as I like to do ink and stickle them! I usually leave the stickles till the card is assembled and just do the bits that are showing.
You can do big rips and lace them as I’ve done in this example with some linen thread, or try some ribbon maybe? I find opened scissors are better for creating rips than the small edging tool.
Or you can do random rips and curl them back with a needle or other thin point. Using a contrasting paper underneath makes it look intentional, as it was anyway! LOL! You could even tuck tiny flowers into a rip as suggested by Debbie.
Then of course put your card together and finish off the embellies……but that is another story for later!
Thanks for popping by .