Saturday, 24 July 2010

Learning to Distress

Karen and Pat of Scraploonies ran a fab cardmaking day today.
I am not the greatest fan of stamping or distressing for various reasons - too expensive, too time-consuming, too messy and requires far too much artistic talent. I'm much more comfortable cutting and sticking in straight lines. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had.
Today, I have learned to create collages with torn patchwork, stamps and distress stickles; to produce gorgeous stamped silhouette images; to use spray inks and the Cuttlebug for authentic looking leaf embellishments; and to paint with bleach and Silkies for different stamped effects.
I'm really looking forward to mounting all my efforts onto cards.

I have also learnt today how to make my photos look vintage in Photoshop, thanks to Shimelle's LYPLYP prompt. So even my photos look more distressed.

It's fun to leave my comfort zone occasionally. I'll have to buy some distress inks!

1 comment:

Cath said...

Are you ok as there is no WOYWW from you?
Loving the course by the way.