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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Friday 28 June 2013

Craft Club - Distress & Water

This month at Craft Club we did a master class in distress.

Never seen this technique before so I was keen to have a go.

Here is what I came home with.

Tap a few distress colours on an acrylic block and lightly spritz with water.

Turn over, place on some card and press down to distribute the ink around the block on the card.

Remove block carefully and blot with kitchen towel if required.

When dry stamp a silhouette image using archival ink.

I have made up a few cards with my results.

Gotta love that poppy stamp! Said she who isn't really a stamper - Oops!


Helen said...

They look fab, BJ, I love them. Will be trying this for sure. Was good to see you earlier, thanks for a great chat and some giggles!

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, great technique and your cards are lovely. That poppy stamp is certainly a winner. Elizabeth xx

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards BJ, that poppy stamp is sooooo pretty and incredibly versatile. I love the technique too, defo on my 'to try' list now, thank-you for the tutorial sweetie.
Huge huggles x x x x

Cass said...

Fantastic cards BJ and what a great technique. I've just been trying it myself! Just love that poppy stamp - where did you get it?

Cassidy xx

Ashtead Cardmakers said...


Just to let you know that the poppy stamp is one from Lavinia stamps. "Wild Poppies"


They do lots of silhouette stamps - great with distress inks.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These distress prints are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, I love this technique, thank you for the reminder to have a look at your blog. Definately want to try this when i can get to the craft table again. Now where are my spritser bottles . . .
Karen xxx

Eliza said...

Wow I didn't know about this technique either, I will have to give it a go, did you use plain card stock or glossy for this one?

This is now the 3rd link on your blog that I have gone too, what an amazing blog you have thank you for sharing.