I have used this technique for several years to create a burnt edge effect on the edges of torn paper and card. After reading a request for suggestions of how to colour the edges of torn paper I decided to post this to describe my technique.
You Will Need
- Card stock I am using white to best show the technique
- Colorbox Cats Eye’s pigment ink pads; Dune, Cocoa and Chestnut
- Heat tool; if you wish to speed up the drying time
- Craft sheet; or scrap paper to protect your work surface.
- 1. Tear your paper/card to the desired shape. Experiment tearing towards you and also away from you. You will get a different result from either direction. For this technique I prefer to have card that I have torn towards me, as this leave a greater surface of textred paper exposed.
- 2. First apply a layer of Dune ink. Gently drag the ink across the torn area of the paper.
- 3. Next while the first layer is still wet apply a layer of Cocoa ink over the top of the Dune. You are not trying to cover all the paler ink. Think of the look of burn paper it has several shades of colour.
- 4. Next still whilst the earlier colours are wet gently touch some Chestnut ink just to the extreme edges of the card, this will represent the blackened chared edges of the paper. If you wish to high light particular areas you can go further over the edges but apply only a limited amount as it can easily over power the earlier colours if you apply too much dark ink.
- Here is the finished piece
The Colorbox Cat’s Eyes are made of pigment ink which is stable but slow drying, set the paper/card asside to dry. If you wish to speed up the drying process you can use a heat tool.
Colorbox; http://www.colorbox.com/ to find the Cats Eye’s go to the Ink pads tab, select Colorbox, then Cat’s Eyes and a list of all the available colors will come up.
If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you
Best wishes and thanks for reading