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Lynn in St. Louis 06-29-2009 02:07 AM

TLC227 Faux Burnt Edges {6/29/09}
Hi everyone! This seems to be the month of Faux's as this is the 3rd Faux technique in a row. But I hope that you find this week's Faux technique fun and another addition to your arsenal of techniques. Today's technique is super easy to obtain and works wonderfully with vintage images, western themes, treasure maps, or anytime you want the look of something old and burnt. HA! You may have seen this technique on projects in the gallery and now you too can have the look of a pyromaniac without the hazard or the felony.

Today's technique is Faux Burnt Edges and with the aid of ink, we can achieve the look of burnt edges without the hazard of an open flame near your treasured craft supplies.

What you will need for this technique
cardstock - white or cream
sponge, dauber, or small piece of Cut and Dry Pad (I mentioned these last week too)
Dye inks (I used Ranger Distressing inks-Old Paper, Vintage Photo, & Memento's Tuxedo Black, ) in two or three shades of brown or sepia tone and a very dark soot or black ink.
A piece of scratch paper to protect your work surface

All right - let's get started

1. Begin with applying your lightest shade with your Cut and Dry pad (or applicator of your choice - see above) working in circular motions around the edges and working your way inward toward the center of your cardstock.. You may have to apply more than once to get a even and smooth appearance.

2. Next, using the same applicator, apply your next darker shade using the same application method described above except with this color work from the outside edges in towards the center about 1" to 1-1/2".

3. With your darkest shade load your applicator and apply this color to the outer edges inward to only about 1".

4. As a last step, using your very darkest shade, apply direct to paper from the pad around the edges of your cardstock. As you can see in my sample, I tore my edges and then applied my darkest shade. Tearing isn't required for this technique, but I just liked the way it looked with my project.

5. Now you can stamp your image and complete your card as desired.

NOTE: On my particular project, I stamped my image first before beginning the technique, but that is because I wanted the horse's head to enter from the side of the cardstock. Only you can decide if you need to stamp your focal image before or after you do the technique, which will all depend of your images.

I can't wait to see what you all create with this technique.

If you would like to view my sample CLICK HERE.

To see the entire gallery of projects using this technique, CLICK HERE.

And if that's not enough examples, check out how Lisa S used the technique HERE, or this one by sissiesmom, or THIS TREASURE by semura 71

Don't forget to use the keyword TLC227 (NO SPACES) when you upload your projects.

HINT FOR NEXT WEEK: Find some 12 X 12 paper for a fun and EASY fold. (really - it's simple)

NANCYRUTH 06-29-2009 02:21 AM

oh i love this Lynn and have been working on *candle cards* so this is going to be PERFECT! Thanks so much for all the effort you put into this challenge each week, i so appreciate learning these cool new techniques.

icensheba 06-29-2009 02:32 AM

Af friend has a gorgeous horse image that I stamped out last week. I have been wanting to do something with one of them...this will be a perfect technique for it....promise it will look different from yours, Lynn :0) I think this is going to be a great technique....and a great excuse to "need" more colors of distress inks (wink, wink)!

Lynn in St. Louis 06-29-2009 02:39 AM

Yeah, I didn't have all the colors of distress ink I wanted either...but they are on their way - order a few just Wednesday!


Originally Posted by icensheba (Post 14495356)
Af friend has a gorgeous horse image that I stamped out last week. I have been wanting to do something with one of them...this will be a perfect technique for it....promise it will look different from yours, Lynn :0) I think this is going to be a great technique....and a great excuse to "need" more colors of distress inks (wink, wink)!

bensarmom 06-29-2009 03:11 AM

Lynn, this is an amazing technique, I'm excited to try it....right after coffee! LOl

n5stamper 06-29-2009 03:23 AM


Biggan 06-29-2009 03:45 AM

Thanks Lynn for a great challenge! My fingers are dirty after this...;)
Here´s mine;



DawnL 06-29-2009 03:52 AM

I love Faux Burnt Edges Lynn...thanks!!

lacyquilter 06-29-2009 04:09 AM

Oh, fun! And no burned fingers! Thanks, Lynn.

icensheba 06-29-2009 04:30 AM

Had fun with this technique! Here is my Beauty.

NANCYRUTH 06-29-2009 04:30 AM

teeeheeeheeee, giggle giggle...

here is mine! http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=42694

Cook22 06-29-2009 05:08 AM

I like the idea of this. I remember my brother doing real burnt edges on a project in college and burning a bit too much :D. So I've never tried the real matches - this will suit me way better. Thank you!!

dawnmercedes 06-29-2009 05:10 AM

This is Faux tastic, Lynn!

StampingQueenJAR 06-29-2009 05:18 AM

What a fun time I had with this!
Here is my Grow in Grace~

Thanks, Lynn!!

BobbiesGirl 06-29-2009 05:22 AM

What a great challenge. I can hardly ever make a card without inking the edges, so this is wonderful.

bensarmom 06-29-2009 05:28 AM

Here are my two: My old friend 227 and Good Advice.
Thanks for the great challenge Lynn........now if I can get the brown ink off my hands from sponging so much! LOL

Wendy G 06-29-2009 05:29 AM

Thanks Lynn, I can't wait to try this!
Have to go to the Grocery first b/c it's about to storm ~ Yuck!

pinkberry 06-29-2009 05:52 AM

This was a fun technique!

My card :)

scrappigramma2 06-29-2009 05:59 AM

Great technique Lynn! Here's mine:

Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares

jdmommy 06-29-2009 06:07 AM

here is mine

cher2008 06-29-2009 06:07 AM

Thank you for this wonderful challenge hun!!!

Here is my card for today :)
Burnt Postage

imastampin 06-29-2009 06:30 AM

Thanks for the fun challenge Lynn. Here is my Halloween card.

marilynprestonn 06-29-2009 06:32 AM

Thanks so much Lynn!
My faux burnt edges with no casualties! Lynn, I did love this technique and it was a little break for me, not too much thinking went into preparing for this. That's good for me and the men Pierre (dh) and David (ds) ) sharing my home.:D

Tall thank you

Thanks for looking and enjoy.

cullenwr 06-29-2009 06:32 AM

Awesome technique! Here is my FAUX BURNT MOJO

Toy 06-29-2009 06:58 AM

Fun fun fun :) Thanks Lynn!

Here is mine:

~~ Another year ~~


amyz2988 06-29-2009 07:30 AM

Wowee! My fingers and hands are a MESS from this technique, but I really like how my card turned out. Thanks for a fun challenge today!!!

Here's my card... Happiness is a Journey

Thanks for looking!!! :)

snowmanqueen 06-29-2009 07:54 AM

Fun technique, here's mine:

tankgrl 06-29-2009 08:03 AM

Here's mine - http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...7151?cat=12243, thanks Lynn! off with my boys now be back later to comment.

cher2008 06-29-2009 08:13 AM

Thank you again !!!

Here is another card for today:)

Bailmac 06-29-2009 08:16 AM

Here is my submission for the day

Cook22 06-29-2009 08:30 AM

Just a Note
Like all sponged techniques, it doesn't come easy for me but I had fun - so thanks, Lynn.

cjstamps 06-29-2009 08:38 AM

Too many candles?

ButterflyEars 06-29-2009 08:39 AM

Lynn, thanks for this great technique.
Here is my card:
Thanks for looking and taking time to comment, Nicole

mzdjoy 06-29-2009 08:42 AM

Here's my card for today's challenge. Thanks Lynn for the inspiration. I haven't done a technique challenge in a while.

Manly Man Card

For more information visit my blog at:
Got Joy Creations

Angelnorth 06-29-2009 09:24 AM

Haven't done this in ages, thanks Lynn! Here's mine...

Vintage poster with burnt edges!

carol_PA925 06-29-2009 09:56 AM

This was a fun technique even if I did go to extremes! I never intended to make a card like this, and I don't know what occasion I could possibly ever use it for, but this is what evolved! Thanks for the fun challenge Lynn!


kflorenski 06-29-2009 10:17 AM

This is a really cool technique, thanks.
Here is my card.

NANCYRUTH 06-29-2009 12:01 PM

here is another.... http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/.../photo/1397395

traceygillies 06-29-2009 01:28 PM

Here is mine. Thanks for the challenge!


Wendy G 06-29-2009 01:36 PM

Thanks Lynn; this is such an awesome technique!
Here's mine...

Thanks for looking!

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