Thursday, May 14, 2020

After The Storm, Comes The Rainbow

Hi my friends, I've been having great fun playing with the Distress Wrinkle technique that Tim shared on Saturday's Facebook Live. If you missed the live, you can always catch up on Tim's Blog HERE.
I was itching to blow the dust off my travel iron and have a go with this old favourite technique but it took me 2 days to remember where I had stashed that "haven't used for decades" tool.
Once I started I couldn't stop, trying out different colour combinations and going wild, creating double and triple wrinkles with darker colours and smoothing them out at each stage with the hot iron. Sadly, I don't think the hot iron technique would smooth out the wrinkles this wrinkly old crafter has accumulated over the years and I'm not about to put it to the test.
I now have lots of backgrounds to use on future projects and decided to use one to make a card with Simon Says Stamp Follow The Rainbows stamp set from the April Card Kit.
I scrunched up a 4.1/4" x 5.1/2" panel of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, dragged the Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress ink pads over the panel and spritzed with water which makes the ink wick out.
I ironed the panel on the front and back with a hot iron which smoothed out the wrinkles and because stamping on damp paper is not a good idea, I dried the panel with my heat tool.
I stamped the image and sentiment from Follow The Rainbows inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
I applied Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress inks through the Halftone Mini Layering Stencil and Tumbled Glass through the Digits Mini Layering Stencil, both from Set 48 using Distress Blending Brushes. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and spritzed the panel with water to create the water droplet effect and dried.
I changed my mind about the sentiment and re-stamped on to a scrap of Idea-ology BlackOut card inked with Versamark and heat set with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I flicked Distress Resist Spray on to the panel to create the illusion of raindrops, trimmed the panel to 4" x 5.1/4", fixed to Idea-ology BlackOut Kraftstock and matted on to an A2 white card.
I think I have to conveniently lose the travel iron for a while and get back to ticking projects off the crafty list before the next exciting Facebook Live instalment of Q&A Demos with Tim on Saturday because I have no doubt he'll be sharing lots more amazing techniques, tips and tricks tempting us all to play along.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. What a great idea I love the look of it, I also love that image, a gorgeous card.x

  2. LOVE this technique, Awesome creations, thanks for sharing!


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