Friday, September 2, 2016

Distress Offset Stamping - A Set of Cards

I'm sharing another card set made when completing some of my Creative Chemistry 103 Online Card Class homework.  The class is long over, but I'm just now getting to my homework and this is the second lesson completed.  Tim Holtz, our teacher, shared this technique which starts with using a no-line watercolor technique by stamping in a light Distress Ink such as Antique Linen.  Then a waterbrush and Distress Inks on a pallette (or stamp block) is used to color the image in.  The Antique Linen fades into the background or fully blends into the colors so that you don't see it in the final image.  Finally, after the coloring is compeltely dry, the image is stamped a second time in Archival Ink.  In my case, I used brown in order to get this antique frame to look vintage.

I then used some MicroGlaze to cover the colored area and prevent the Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo) from changing the coloring on my image.  This allowed an even more vintage look as I blended the edges.

To finish, I die cut some Lacy Ovals to create a frame and matched them up to some patterned paper from the stash.  I'm committed to using up some of these lovely patterns and in this case, I'm pleased.

I've enjoyed doing my homework and intend to keep up my *slow*, but consistent pace in order to maybe get through the entire set of lessons.  They remind me how fun it is to use my Distress line of products.  If you have not taken an Online Card Class, I would highly recommend the Creative Chemistry series.  Tim is a fantastic teacher and you wouldn't miss much with the class not being live.

I've entered these cards into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday Challenge - Stamping

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 246/247 Anything Goes


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?