Hi everybody! Sir Tim Holtz asked us to share our favorite distressing techniques and I had some fun playing with my beloved distress inks and my new Hero Arts stamps:
I used many techniques on my card. First, I stamped the background with Antique Linen and Spun Sugar, then I distressed the edges, inked them up with Walnut Stain and blended them softly with Old Paper. Then I dyed some seam binding with Spun Sugar:
And for the image, I stamped the gorgeous Hero Arts cling with Versamark, embossed it with cream Embossing powder and used Antique Linen, Old Paper, Spun Sugar and Walnut Stain ink to color it with small bits of foam.
The gems are Prima Marketing again:
I wish I had all the beautiful colors available! How do you distress? It's still time to play! I will enter this to the Hero Arts May Challenge, too. And because it fits so well (because of Tim Holtz), here are some photos I took in Bardolino on the antiquities market:
Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!