Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Distressing Background Tutorial

I never done a tutorial before, so please bear with me and I am so excited to share with you all what I have created.

Well, first of all , you need to gather all your stamping supplies beforehand, it's for your convenience:-)
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap,Worn Lipstick(Ranger Industries).

Versafine Ink: Onyx Black(Tsukineko)

Lexicon of Love-Cherish(Stampin'Up)

Ink Blending tool(Ranger Industries)

Sponge Dauber(Tsukineko)

Heat gun(Kuretake)

Dishes sponge

Sand paper

White shinny cardstock

OK, let's start.1.Start with a piece of white shinny cardstock(WSC). Yes, I used shinny cardstock, it's not a "normal" white cardstock, but it's shinny,you can get them at your local bookshop or craft store.If you use "normal" white cardstock , it will not worked.

2.Sponged the WSC with Broken China, Mustard Seed and Worn Lip distress inks. You can overlapping the colors.

3.Sponged all the background with Vintage Photo.

4. Spray some water on the background, about 4 times. Don't put too much water otherwise the texture is not "firm".

5.Quickly scrape the background with dish sponge over it.This will turn the background's texture, fun ?:-}

6.Heat set the scraped background with heat gun.

7.Using the ink blending tool , inked the background with Worn Lipstick and follow by Vintage Photo.

8.Ink randomly the background with Black Soot ink.

9.Ink the edges with Frayed Burlap.

10.Torn the edges of paper to make some scrolls,then ink some Frayed Burlap.

11.Stamped all over the background with the Cherish stamp using Versafine Ink(Onyx black).

12.Viola and you can decorate it as you like !!

Well, that's all for this tutorial. I hope you can understand what I want to share here. I had fun created this background and I hope you have fun as well.

Should any of you or any blog/website want to feature this tutorial , please let me know first, OK ? Thank you very much !


Andrea, said...

Great tutorial Ying, wish I had more than 2 distress inks so I could give it a try. TFS

Anonymous said...

Ooo Fab Tutorial Ying.. will definately be having a go real soon!!

Marlene x

Kelly L said...

Very cool. I, too, need to buy some more inks to give this a try, but try it I will! :) Thanks, Ying!

Leonie said...

Great Tutorial Ying! First I thought, what will this gonna be, but it's very nice!! Like it very much for background paper!!

~ Leonie ~z

Donalda said...

Oh this is awesome. Thanks so much for the tutorial

Donalda said...

Oh this is awesome. Thanks so much for the tutorial

AmethystCat said...

great job on your first tutorial, ying!! the finished paper is pretty too!

Anonymous said...

I thought it was fine too Ying! We've got Distress inks here too and I've got one in black. They're great!!:) Hugs, Mira

Marjorie said...

Wonderful tutorial! Your paper came out so lovely and I really like the 6x6 layout you made with it!

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Great tutorial Ying, really easy to follow, thanks for sharing.

scrappernic said...

GReat tutorial. What a beautifuil effect! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Ying, thanks for sharing! i have 2 questions though:

* what happens if we use the normal white cardstock? how will the effect be?

* can u share with us the technique on how to use the ink blending tool properly?

Thanks Ying!


MD said...

super MD