Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Trends

Hi there TSG fans! It's Tobi here with this week's trends post, and I am talking about stencils and distress inks. Art journaling is huge right now and the use of stencils and sprays and inks is everywhere you look in the scrapbooking/journaling world - but not so much in the cardmaking world. I work in a Scrapbook store and am continuously inspired by the products and fellow teachers I work with, so this is my attempt to bring a little of that world to our world..

I started by choosing a stencil that worked with a sentiment I had picked out and selected my "palette" - a manila tag.

I inked the edges with one of my favourite distress inks - scattered straw.

I then placed the stencil on the tag and sponged a couple different blue inks while holding the stencil in place.

Once I was done applying inks I misted the area with water. This gave the colors a muted and slightly mottled look.... Lovely!

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

The tag was finished off with some ripped patterned papers, a little lace and the sentiment from Follow Your Bliss stamped on a chipboard accent.... Thanks for joining me today, and I'll see you Friday with a cool non-card project.. It's sweet!! 

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