Registered: May 18, 2006 Location: in & around the area of Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Algonquin, Barrington, & Crystal Lake, Illinois Posts: 266
Sun, Aug 05, 2012 @ 11:44 PM
I recently had someone ask how this was done, so just in case anyone else is wondering...
To re-create the faux mesh, all you need is a crimper.
There are a couple variations on how to do this. Experiment to find your preference.
The basic way...First, put the cardstock through the crimper in one direction (I did this angled for my sample), then put it through the crimper again in the opposite direction. This will create the "texture" needed and the final step is to lightly brush your ink-pad over the raised texture until you see the desired effect. This way is simpler, but might be less defined.
Trying this another way sounds a little more complicated, but it's much easier to figure it out AS you do it.
Take your piece of cardstock...(for the card I did it was approx. 4"x1.5")...and run it through your crimper. (I did mine at a diagonal)
After it is crimped, roll your rubber brayer in the ink of your choice and roll it over your crimped piece. Since your c/s is crimped, the ink will only apply to the areas that "stick up".
Now, run that same piece of cardstock through your crimper...this time from a different angle..crosswise. Then repeat inking the brayer and rolling it on to your c/s. Again, since your c/s is crimped, the ink will only apply to the areas that "stick up"...which should be at about a 90-degree angle from the previous time. clear as mud...right?