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Today I’d like to share a past post with you as part of an online art collaboration with Seth Apter’s blog The Altered Page.

As Colour Wash inks are back in fashion here is a video tutorial featuring; Tiger Paper. Tiger paper is my name for the background papers I produce using particular distressed inking techniques.

You Will Need

  • Ranger Color Wash inks, in three colours. I use Stream, Denim and Eggplant in the video
  • A larger spray bottle of water
  • Gloves, this is a messy technique ;)
  • A plastic box to spray into
  • Blank newsprint or copier paper
  • Cardstock
  • Mini Mister bottles (optional)
  • Sponge
  • Plastic mat or similar to protect surrounding areas

***It is important that you protect the area, around your spray box. These inks do tend to spread and any unprotected surface may be inked if you do not protect it ;) ***

Method

Use a variety of different card stocks, each kind will give a different effect. Suggestions for cardstock to try:

  • Water Color Paper with a texture
  • Mat Board
  • Coated card (laser printer paper could work)
  • Glossy Card. Works very well.

Project Links

To find stockists of the products used in the film, here are links to their manufacturers.

Tiger Paper is great fun to make. I hope you give it a try, do show me the results if you do. If it isn’t working for you, try different cardstock. This is one of those techniques where results vary, depending on the card you use.

Do Check out Seth Apter’s amazing blog; The Altered Page for lots of mixed media inspiration.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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An extra post this week, this post is for Seth Apter’s Art collaboration project; Burried Treasure. It was first published in April 2010.

Previously, I introduced you to Acrylic Dabbers. In today’s post I will share one of my favorite techniques for using them.

Rust Technique 1

My 6x 4 Challenge piece for Layers, May 2009

The rust technique was used on the die cut frame on this piece last year. Follow the tutorial below to create this technique for your own projects.

You Will Need

  • Acrylic Dabbers in Terracotta, Espresso and Silver
  • Die cut shape in black cardstock
  • Craft sheet
  • Scrap of sponge or Kitchen paper
  • Mini mister (optional but useful)

Method

To See how to creat the effect, please watch the film below.

Options

This technique works best if your base card is dark. It is also best done on itricate die cuts that simulate wroght iron work. Go for designs that are fine and intricate rather than larger areas. Less is more with this technique.

Since making this tutorial I have started to experiment with other brands/types of acrylic paint. If you don’t have dabbers, do experiment with the acrylics that you have.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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