Step 1: Gather supplies, including Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Crayons and Mixed Media Heavystock Tags.
Step 2: Add Distress Oxides Iced Spruce and Fossilized Amber plus Distress Ink Aged Mahogany to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Make sure inks do not touch. Spray droplets of water over the inks using a Distress Spray bottle.
NOTE: Because ink is suspended in the pad, you must press down on the ink pad when applying it to the Craft Sheet.
Step 3: Press or swipe a Mixed Media Heavystock Tag through the inks, picking up a little of each color. Begin drying the tag with Heat It Tool. Before the tag is completely dry, slowly pull the trigger of the Distress Sprayer to add larger water droplets over the tag and begin drying again. The additional water will make the ink separate and wick out to and create a chalky oxidized look. Very cool!
Step 4: Repeat steps until you are satisfied with the color.
Step 5: Create at least three tags that are similar in coloring.
Step 6: Using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, stamp over one tag using the Vines & Roses stamp set.
Step 7: Use the Distress Sprayer to add water over the stamped image. Watch the Distress Oxide ink start to blur and separate. Start the drying process right away to control the spread of the ink.
Step 8: Once all tags are dry, cut them up into different size pieces.
Step 9: Use a Distress Brush and Distress Collage Medium to adhere the paper pieces to the back of a Framed Panel that has been previously painted with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Set aside to dry.
Step 10: Use your finger tip to smear a thin layer of Distress Grit-Paste on the edges of a Mini Cabinet Card Frame. Let dry completely.
Step 11: Once dry, scribble over the Grit-Paste and frame with Aged Mahogany and Gathered Twigs Distress Crayons. Spritz with a light mist of water and rub the crayon into the frame. If you rub too much away, you can always add more.
Step 12: Use Distress Markers to tint a Paper Doll by coloring the image and then rubbing away the excess ink with a cotton swab.
Step 13: Spray at least two bunches of paper flowers from the Bouquet pack with Antique Linen Distress Stain Spray. Make sure the front and back are covered. Let dry completely.
Step 14: Slip a small piece of linen from the Textile Surfaces pack into the Mini Cabinet Card Frame. Adhere Paper Doll, Clippings Stickers and Adornments wand to the Framed Panel with Collage Medium. Drop all the paper flowers onto frame and glue where they fall to create an organic look. Add string that has been colored with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the flowers using Collage Medium.
Step 15: Once paper flowers are secure, add a bit of Stickles Platinum onto each flower stamen for a little bit of sparkle.
I have been a “maker” all my life. Sewing, stamping, paper arts, I love it all. Creating and teaching is a passion for me, whether it is in the classroom or on my blog, One Lucky Day. I have worked in the scrapbooking/mixed media field since 2005 and for the last five years I have worked as the Creative Coordinator for Tim Holtz Brands, a dream job if there ever was one. On a personal note, I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband, Jay. I love to travel to new places to look for old junk and am willing to pack a bag at a moment’s notice. On an ordinary day you can find me working away in my craft room with the windows wide open and music playing in the background.