Just a note before we begin. You will need 3 colors of ink for this technique. One light shade for the inner most shaded area, a darker shade of ink for the center color and either black or dark brown for the outter edges. The color combinations are totally up to you...I have tried this technique with many many color combos from monchormatics to combinations you'd never expect to find together. It's totally up to you...experiment and have fun! After all, that's what it's all about :)
Distress Inks (or Dye Inks) - Ranger
Ink Blending Tool & Foam - Ranger
Non Stick Craft Mat - Ranger
Distressing Tool - Tonic
Cardstock - Ranger
1. Dab the lightest (inner most) color of ink onto the Ink Blending Foam and apply to the panel. Apply the ink in the same circular motion we've been using the last several days. Note: You are going to work your ink in towards the center as far as desired. As you will see in the examples below I worked the ink in to make a 1 - 2" border all the way to entire piece. For this example I worked the ink in about 2".
2. Now it's time to apply the second color to your panel. You will apply your ink in circular motions just as before. This layer will only hit the corners heavily and 1/2" in around the rest of the cardstock.
3. It's time to apply the final color to the edges. I used my favorite Distress Ink color - Walnut Stain. You will apply it using the Ink & Drag edging technique. Basically you run the edge of your panel over the ink pad, lay the cardstock down and using the Ink Blending Tool drag the ink towards the center of the card. Make sure to apply a heavier coat to the corners for a more natural "burnt" look.
4. Now it's time to rough it up a bit! Take a distressing tool and scrape all of the edges until you're satisfied they look ragged enough for you. I like to get them pretty damaged for a really nice worn look. Tonic's Tim Holtz disressing tool is shown but you can use whatever you have on hand. I also like the Making Memories distressing tool. It has a longer blade and can really get a good bite on the cardstock.
Now, you're going to notice alot of white may be showing along the distressed edges. You can leave it as is or you can go back over it and add more of your final ink color (black or brown). I usually go over it again to get rid of the white for a more finished even look.
Your cardstock is now officially "Burnt!" Time to put it to some good use :)
~ Mom ~
And here are some additional examples of the Burnt Edge Technique....enjoy!
All of the following examples were made using Distress Inks and the Ink Blending Tool.
Stamp credits are listed by each example.
~ Love You ~
Background script, wings - Stampers Anonymous; Flourishes & Sentiment - Fiskars; Couple - Unknown; Chipboard heart - hand cut.
~ Hot Stuff ~
Dress Forms - Lost Coast Designs; Rub-ons - K&Co
~ Create Yourself ~
Woman Pattern (center blue panel) & Sentiment - Stampers Anonymous; remaining images - B-Line Designs; Vintage Sewing Ephemera - my collection.
Wings - Stampers Anonymous; Flourishes - Fancy Pants; Sentiment - Autumn Leaves; Rub-on couple - unknown; Denim - my husbands jeans
Another fun technique you can add to your collection :) I hope you give it a try and if you do, remember you can share your creations here by adding a link in the comments section or e-mail a photo of your creation and I will post it on the blog for you!
I know it's Monday but have a WONDERFUL day!!!