Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mod Podge, Meet Distress

Materials Used:
Step 1: Start with a plain large chipboard letter.

Step 2 and 3: Using acrylic paint and a foam brush, paint the letter a solid color. I use my acrylic block (for stamping) as my paint palette.

Step 4: Using your decoupage medium, begin gluing down your paper. You can use one solid piece of paper, or glue down bits of paper for a collage effect. Try to keep from getting glue on the top of the paper. This will make it easier to stamp on the letter later.

Step 5: Allow your letter to dry. If you're impatient like me, you can use a heat tool to speed up the process :)

Step 6: Turn the letter over, and use a craft knife to trim up the edges. If you want a more distressed look, you can always tear the paper off the edge.

Step 7: Rough up the edges a little with a sanding block.

Step 8 and 9: Using Stazon Ink, and your favorite stamps, decorate the front of your letter. Allow the ink to dry completely.

Step 10: Ink up the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also blended the ink onto the whole letter in order to enhance the torn paper edges.

Step 11 and 12: Seal your letter with another coat of decoupage medium. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time. I am SO impatient when it comes to waiting for glue to dry :)

Step 13 through 15: Using a pencil, mark the holes for the sawtooth picture hanger, and hot glue it down.

Step 16: Hang it up, or give it to someone you love!

2 comments:

  1. Love your distress work! I'm wondering if using modpodge on top of distress ink will cause the ink to bleed?

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