by Beate Johns
Use your OxiClean® to create a distressed looking background.
- OxiClean® Versatile Stain Remover [what is it]
- Water spray bottle
- Neutral colored Cardstock
- Dye ink, Distress inks used here
- Blending Tool
- HeatTool (optional)
Start applying ink to your cardstock.
Continue until your entire cardstock is covered in ink.
You can add ink with watercolor brush instead of sponging for a slightly different look.
Sprinkle some OxiClean™ on your cardstock.
Spray water over the OxiClean and let sit for about 30 seconds.
Clean off all the OxiClean crumbs. It's easier to do when your cardstock is dry. Use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
Your distressed background is done.
Every paper and ink reacts different with OxiClean.
Once the cardstock is completely dry you can stamp on it. Use cardstock piece either completely or trim down to size with cutting dies.
Finish your card.
Use bold colors or black for stamping over the background. OxiClean keeps on bleaching your images out a bit. Finish your card.