Vintage Grunge

I was in the mood for grunge. I made 2 card fronts, a tag and an undecided object.

For the 2 card fronts and the tag, I stamped the images, did some very basic coloring with Copics, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, added splatters and finger prints to the “Just a Note” card front with the same ink and I was done.

The last piece was a bit more involved. I stamped the base layer images then used embossing ink to stamp the detail layers. After embossing, I inked the paper with Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide. Misted it with water, dried it, inked it again and just kept playing with it until I liked it. Once I was done with the ink blending I used the embossing heat tool to dry it and bring the shine back to the embossed images then I tore the edges and inked them. I added spattering with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide then finally managed to make myself stop messing with it.

I don’t know yet how I want to use this piece, maybe a card or possibly add it to a junk journal or my art journal. It might even be added to a scrapbook layout.

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

  • Very Vintage stamp set (Retired)
  • Honeybee Home stamp set
  • Season of Chic stamp set

Other Products used:

  • Memento Espresso Truffle ink pad
  • Ranger Archival Sepia ink pad
  • Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink pad
  • Distress Oxide Stormy Sky ink pad
  • Distress Ground Espresso ink pad
  • Wow Embossing ink pad
  • Stampendous Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel

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