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I held a little art class the other week, I saw a fun technique on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try. It also gave me a chance to play a bit. My paper crafting has taken a backseat lately to remodeling more rooms in the house and creating new home decor to fill them.
We used Distressed Inks & water to transfer color onto our paper, allowed it to dry (by the woodstove) then sparingly smeared some Elmer's Glue in a few spots, allowed that to dry, then rubbed more ink over the entire piece of paper. The glue was to act as a "mask" not allowing the ink to saturate the areas it had covered. It didn't turn out quite the way we had hoped, but Distressed Inks create such a beautiful background, regardless, that we deemed the project a success...and had fun!
The colorful papers were then turned into tags.
I only had permission from one "student" to post their project. (:
and here's mine, I embellished a wee bit more than the others.
Distressed Inks, stamping, punched stars and glitter;
Oh my, I just noticed I watermarked these tags 2014, I guess it will take awhile to start typing 2015! Anyone else having that problem? (:
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