Thursday, May 26, 2011

Glassine & Distress Inks

Wow, several people e-mailed about the Glassine and AI's....  Looks like the glassine is a tough product to incorporate cause some people have asked for more ways to use it.  So here you go....

Glassine + Embossing Folders + Sandpaper + Distress Inks =

The Perfect Combination!

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Kraft Glassine
Embossing Folder & Die Cutting Machine
Distress Ink


1. Emboss the Glassine using whatever embossing fold & die-cutting machine you happen to own (or can beg or borrow).  If you don't have a machine/folders ava. you can still play by simply dry embossing with a template and embossing tool!

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2. Gently sand the tops of the embossed can't get too rough during this step or you'll remove the coating from unembossed areas as well.

NOTE: You can see in the photo how the embossed areas take on a white cast while the untouched areas remain a darker color.

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3. Apply the desired color(s) of  Distress Ink.  For this example I used Forest Moss, Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint DI's.  I applied them directly from the pad.  You could use the IBT but it would take a bit longer that way.

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Note: You can use Distress Stain but it is more difficult to control.

4. Use a tissue to wipe away any excess ink as it will take forever to dry on the glassine.

Your way cool Distress Inked Embossed glassine is ready to use!!

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Pretty awesome isn't it?
And LOTS of fun!


  1. oh wouawwwwwwwwww it is amazing...thanks a lot for that are so talentuous and a great explorator...

  2. Very cool results! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Now this looks awesome Roni! It almost looks like embossed leather. Great technique.

    Elaine Allen

  4. Great technique, I like the way they turned out. TFS

  5. Gorgeous! Another fab idea!

  6. Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Oh how cool! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Love this idea Roni!

  9. Pretty awesome is exactly right. You just keep on keeping the creative art flowing...
    YOU are pretty awesome!

  10. THIS is fabulous! Thank you, thank you!!!

  11. Great technique!! I'm late to the party but still love it!

  12. Beautiful pieces. Thank you for the detailed tutorial.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!