Registered: December 31, 2003 Location: Maryland Posts: 7011
Mon, May 08, 2006 @ 1:48 PM
I love this stamp. A friend of mine who's a TAC demo showed me some of her stuff using it. It's such a great stamp that you don't have to use much to make it look great - it's great on it's own. I love the distressed/aged look of the card - right up my alley. Very nice.
Registered: May 2, 2006 Location: West Coast Posts: 1344
Mon, May 08, 2006 @ 7:33 PM
For the green paper I started the distressed look with The Angel Company's Retired Background stamp called "Tea Stain". I versa marked with "Tea Stain" and then I added Tsukinek Walnut Ink. I spray a small amount of the walnut ink on a large acrylic block and then use a smaller acrylic block to blot on the walnut ink. Try practicing first on scratch paper. You don't want to smudge on the lines from the sides of the acrylic block by accident. Lastly, I use three different shades of pigment ink along the edges.
For the stamped paper I used the walnut ink techniqe and water colored different matching colors around the outer areas. I also dragged the paper edges through the leftover walnut ink on my acrylic block.
The walnut ink will fad a tad as it dries. Sometimes I dry the paper with the heat gun.