by Roni Johnson
Sponge over dried glue to create a unique background.
- Tacky Glue®, or other clear drying glue
- Dye inks (Ranger distress inks used here)
- Blending tool or sponges
- Cardstock, tag or other paper
Apply several drops of glue to the cardstock/tag in various areas.
Smear the glue with your finger.
You can do so in side to side motions or in a variety of directions. Let the glue dry completely before moving to the next step.
After the glue has dried, apply one or more dye inks using the blending tool or sponge. You will notice immediately how the inks highlight the glue, yielding a grungy, distressed feel.
Finish stamping the project as desired.
-Apply a layer of distress inks to the cardstock before Step 1. This will add a new layer of color below the glue.
-Use Glossy Accents™ sparingly in place of the Aleene’s Tacky Glue®. This will add an amazing shine to the finished “distressed” areas.
-Go monochromatic for a dramatic look.
-Apply the glue diagonally or in other patterns for a funky new look.