Saturday, August 20, 2011

Creative Scrapping Guy Mercantile -- Now Open!

After moving to Aberdeen, SD and not having a Local Scrapbooking Store.  I decided to take on the task to open an online store.  I am proud to present the opening of:

It's time to get your ink on and get inky!

Creative Scrapping Guy

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grungy Monday 20 -- Distress Stickles

This week I am a Guest Designer for Grungy Monday 20, host by Linda on her blog Studio L3.  This weeks Product to be used is Distress Stickles.  Let me tell you there are so many techniques that you can do with this little bottle of amazement.

Please be sure to check out Gillian's Blog The other guest designer for this week's technique.

Two other sites to check out: 
1.  The man responsible for giving us Distress & Grunge Tim Holtz
2.  The best Yahoo discussion group founded by the best list mom ever Gloria, All Things Tim

Note:  Please do not feel you need to run out and buy all kinds of supplies for this technique.  Use the colors of Distress Stickles that you have on hand.

And now on to my project for this challenge:

And here are the steps to create this project:
Step 1)  Cover your tag completely with a glue stick.  Cover glue with sheet music or dictionary page.  Heat tag with heat gun.  Let cool.  Pull off page.  Portions of the page will remain.  A tattered torn page is the look you want.

Step 2)  Ink tag with your choice of Distress Ink.  I used Victorian Velvet, Rusty Hinge, & Vintage Photo.
Step 3)  Draw a “W” on the tag with Distress Stickles.  I used Tea Dye.
Step 4)  With your finger spread out the “W” of Distress Stickles.  This will remove some of the Distress ink as the glue will act as a resist.  Set tag aside and let dry.  If you are impatient you may use a heat gun to speed up the drying, or on these hot days you may use a personal fan to speed up the drying of the Distress Stickles.
Step 5)  Ink Grunge and spread Distress Stickles.  I used Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and Tea Dye Distress Stickles.  Let dry.
Step 6)  Once grunge is dry blend on a darker shade of Distress Ink (yes you can ink over the Distress Stickles).  Spritz with water as Distress Ink reacts with water.  I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Have fun and get a little inky!

Creative Scrapping Guy

For the flowers I did a Sticky Back Canvas Transfer using Multi Medium, and used Rock Candy Distress stickles.

For those of you that do want to purchase supplies, there are many great places to purchase from I encourage you to take a look at my new online scrapbook supply store: