Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vintage and Distressed with Technique Junkies

Hello Everyone,
We are getting lots of snow today here in Michigan.  Good thing I don't have to go anywhere.  LOL  I will just fire up my new gas fireplace and enjoy the pretty snow.
Today, I wanted to share two projects that are very distressed and on the vintage side made with Technique Junkie Stamps  .  There are two versions using the same large collage stamp from the Palettini Stamps collection.   The look was changed on each project by varying the way the stamp was inked  --  Distress Markers on the first and two colors of Archival ink on the second.

Card #1

Stamps for both projects:
London Eye, Have Wings (sentiment) and ATC Keep Your Balance all from Technique Junkies

 Make It:

  • Make a card base from White Crinkle Paper
  • Tear a layer of gray Crinkle Paper and ink the edges with Black Soot Distress ink

  • Ink the stamp with Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, and Black Soot Distress Markers and stamp on White CS and tear edges
  • Ink the edges with Stormy Sky  Distress ink
  • Stamp Sentiment with Black Soot ink

Card #2

  • Make a card base from Navy CS and add a layer of black CS
  • Ink the stamp with Jet Black and Cobalt Archival inks--make sure to get the black ink on the scroll areas
  • Add to card base

  • Stamp the sentiment with Black ink on White CS and cut out
  • Add to card

Oh, it is really fun to see how you can get different looks by changing the way you ink the stamp.  I especially wanted to highlight the scroll areas on the stamp with the darker ink.

Addicted to Stamps and More: make your mark-use markers or pencils
Simon's Wed: anything goes

See you soon for more crafty goodness.  Have a great day!!  Love ya


  1. What a lovely project, Karen! The texture is simply amazing. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  2. I love the shabby chic look you achieved. Very nice work.

  3. Gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  4. So pretty!!!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  5. Your samples are lovely, but my burning question is, what the heck is crinkle paper???? Is it like crumpled up tissue or deli paper? Inquiring minds...yadayada. lol xoxo, Aimeslee


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