The challenge for this month (July) is to use distressing. That can be ink or tool. I’ve chosen to use Distress Oxide Inks, which I’m still learning about.
I started off by making two backgrounds using watercolour paper. Both backgrounds used similar colours, but I did add some darker colour to the second background. There was no rhyme or reason to applying colours; I was simply playing and getting to know my new toys. 🙂
Once I was happy, and both pieces were dry, I decided on the lighter coloured one for the background, and the darker for the cogs. I cut the cogs out using unbranded dies (from China – via eBay), and decided to use a little Vintage Photo Distress Inks on some of them to give a little more definition.
The greeting (from SU Wetlands) was stamped using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks. Lastly, I trimmed and matted onto black cardstock.
I hope you’ll take the time to join in our current challenge at the Mix It Up blog. We’d love to see you there.
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