Sunday, 22 June 2014

Technique NOT Tuesday .. and Note …

So, its NOT Tuesday, which means … it must be another Technique NOT Tuesday day !!! YAY !!!

NOTE:  These are NOT ‘my’ ideas … techniques have been around since Cave Men times, and I thought that I had better confirm that I WAS NOT, and NEVER WILL be .. a caveman !

Why re-invent the wheel – huh ?

So .. not all the photographs are mine, and NOT ONE of the techniques are mine – they belong to the cavemen.  If I can remember who I snagged a photograph from, then I will always give credit.  However .. a lot of these techniques were written up donkeys years ago , and  I won’t remember everybody’s names to put to photographs, and to be perfectly honest – I don’t have the memory to remember (previous TIA’s a long, long time ago put paid to my memory).

So … today’s technique is … my trademark …

The Burnt Edge Effect


To finish this layout, I distressed all the edges using a distressing tool (or pair of scissors ‘scraped’ along the edges of the layout), and then I ‘burn’ the edges.

Instructions to ‘burn’ edges

To ‘burn’ edges, these are the steps that I take :-

1) Distress the edges using either a distressing tool or a pair of scissors ‘scraped’ around the edges of your project.

2) Using the lightest brown ink (crumb cake) and a sponge/dauber, rub over the edges using a circular motion, and going into the page about 1 inch.

3) Then using a darker brown ink (soft suede), repeat the process, but only dauber the ink into the page about ½” around the edges.

4) Using a darker brown ink (early espresso) repeat the process, but only dauber the ink into the page approx ¼” around the edges/

5) Finally, run a black inkpad around the edges – DO NOT DAUBER – literally using the ink pad, run the pad around the edges.

Voila !

This IS my photograph incidentally Smile


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