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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday DT Challenge #2

For the second of my two October "Change it up Paper Challenges", I used stamping and distress inks.
Inspired by a Tim Holtz technique and scrapbook page from 2005.

1. For this design, I used the 3 colors on one stamp. Once the stamp is covered with ink, mist the stamp directly with 3-4 sprays of water.
2. Press the stamp directly on paper and lift quickly. Repeat the stamping 2-3 more times spraying the stamp with water again if necessary. Each time you press the stamp the image will be lighter in color, faded.
3. Immediately dry the wet images with a heat tool. This dries the puddles of dye and water creating a watercolor look. I also like the look if the water get blown around a bit in the drying process.
4. Wipe off the stamp with a towel and repeat steps 1-3, several times creating your design over the entire sheet of paper for a background page.

For me, the paper still needed to be muddied up. Additional steps for this lay-out include:
1. Tear strips of dry paper you created above.
2. Using a cloth, lightly rub the same colors of ink over the designs.
3. Use the mister to spray the whole strip, your table will get wet and there may be some dripping of dye.
4. Use the heat tool to set your new watercolor look.
5.Ink the edges of the paper.

-The tag, which will be tucked down under the paper, strip was made with alcohol inks on a ribbed paper I had in my stash of "found" supplies.
-I added metal brads, ect and chains to match the chains on the tires.

 Here is the rak for my October challenges.  You can do one or both for more chances to win.

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Karen L said...

Another great technique! My hard drive crashed last weekend and mom was hospitalized so still need to get to this challenge but already have out my water color paper and distress inks to give it a try!

Luisa said...

Lovely layout and awesome technique Lisa. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Lisa, your LO is fantastic. I love using stamps to create my own dp...this technique will be fun to try!

NickelNook said...

Very cool Lisa! I'm still hoping to get in on your challenge! Where is this month going? lol...Nancy :o)

Luisa said...

Posted my project. I used CTMH Re-inkers in 2 colors to add color to white paper, which I used as my background. simple, easy and pretty!!!

Lisa West said...

I love it Luisa. Great lay-out. I still don't have any re-inkers but it seems they can be used a variety of ways. So glad you linked up. Lisa

Lisa West said...

I think Sandy will be posting the winner of the combined "change it up paper challenges" but I didn't want to make you all wait any longer. Congrats Karen Ladd!! If you could send me your mailing address, I would love to send you a RAK. west_lm@yahoo.com Thanks everyone for playing!! Lisa