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Monday, 18 February 2013
Distressing - Family Portrait!!
Ok...that title just sounds wrong, but the focus this week is on distressing and inking...and the family portrait really isn't distressing. The word distressing sounds vintage to me, and so I had to dig out the crackle glaze for my chipboard and an old photo! I used some of the leaves from the grab bags to supplement my K and Co flower - I wasn't sure I would ever use them but they went perfectly with the papers. I coloured the leaves with green distress ink, then crackle glaze and then went over with a dark brown ink to highlight the crackles. I did something similar with the key but different colours, and then the butterfly started with a layer of pink ink, then a really thick layer of crackle glaze (by now I have read the instructions and bigger crackles require a thicker layer!) and then went around the edge of the butterfly with some red ink too. So all of that makes up my vintage page which was only distressing in the paper sense!