Friday, April 29, 2011

Arty Addicts Technique Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!  Happy Friday!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop!
You should have come here from M-C Graves.  The next stop is Flora Garcia-Alvarez.

My technique is a couple of things combined as a starting point for various projects......  I will show you how I attach paper to chipboard and then make it vintage...  See this post for an example of finished projects using this technique.

I started out with a piece of chipboard (mine happened to be a 4" by 4" piece as I was making more magnets!!)

I used glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard and evened everything out using a brayer.  When gluing the paper down, I used 2 edges - less to trim later!  Also, don't worry about glue on the front of the DP.  It will act as a resist when distressing and add to the vintage look.  (You'll see what I mean...)

Trim time!  (See what I mean about less to trim?) :)

I sanded the sides and corners.  I like to round out the corners a bit.  Why?  I have no idea.  I just like the look :)  The DP turns a little white at the sanded edges and this is perfect for the vintage look.

Above is my 'recipe' for the vintage look...  First I used Tea Dye on the sides and corners and lightly on the inside.  Then I used Vintage Photo on the corners and edges.  Finally, I used a light hand of Black Soot on the corners.

Finished look below.  See how the dried glue acts as a resist for the inks?  So fun!

See this post for finished projects using this and other techniques.  You can also make journal covers, book covers, mini album covers, wall hangings, etc using this technique.

Now on to Flora Garcia-Alvarez!!!

Enjoy!

25 comments:

scrappinchic said...

Great job Mariam!

Chrys said...

Paper and inks-we all love it! You should do some kind of glue resist technique-cool!!!

Lynn said...

very cool!

savyjade said...

I love distressing everything! Thank you for sharing your process!

Carolyn said...

Love the distressed look!

Flora Garcia-Alvarez said...

Awesome work I love it ... i'll be making allot of these pages for my mini's :)

Anonymous said...

Janie Robinson---> Florida

Your shading technique produces the perfect look. thanks for sharing

peggylee said...

Loved your tips and technique! we are sanding chicks!!!!!
thanks for sharing!
Peggy Lee
http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

Snickerdoodlin' Journal said...

Gorgeous Mariam... toally love your gorgeous magnets. Thank you for sharing your techniques... why waste beautiful paper when you can use more in other projects...

hugs
Darlene

Pocono Pam said...

Thanks for this technique! Never thought to use more than 2 colors to distress! TFS!

Teri said...

Thanks for sharing your technique!

kellyjp29 said...

Very pretty tile. Kelly (walkelmol on yt)

ClassyDify said...

Stunning! Love anything vintage!

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for the tip about the mix of vintage colours, TFS Julia www.straydreamsblog.blogspot.com

AngeeLeeButler.com said...

The perfect combo for a vintage look. TFS>

Sue C said...

I do a great deal of paper to chipboard projects, but love to see what products and steps others take to get to a finished project. You taught me something with using 3 different inks for the edges; I usually use only one but love the look of 3. Thanks so much for sharing your technique with all of us.

M-C said...

I followed your link to the Easter magnets! They are so pretty! TFS

nantastic said...

Thanks for sharing al these great tips. Love, love your work.
nana5604 at gmail dot com

SlomoMom said...

Your projects are beautiful. TFS
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

kim.scrapper said...

Wow, cool technique using distress inks, tfs, Hugz...KimScrapper YT

neddie58 said...

cool technique

famillemarleau said...

Love the final result. Great technique. Thanks for sharing with us. Johanne L.

crafty jo said...

thank you for this technique using the 2 colours gives it more depth. xxx joanne

Lucy said...

New distressing technique -- love it!

HeatherMitchell said...

thanks for a sharing this with us i see you live in annapoilis Md iam in Glen Burnie Md small world
loves and hugs
Heather