Thursday, September 24, 2015

Distress Dreamweaver Style!

It's Dreamweaver Thursday for the Stampendous Design Team, and we're excited to share some of our ideas for using stencils with all the other wonderful products Stampendous offers to create great distress style projects. DecoArt also generously provided the designers with product to recreate Andy Skinner's wonderful rust technique. See the Stampendous blog from Monday for a great video of Andy's rust technique.

Here's my distress project for today:

Here are some of the supplies I used. 

  • Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of Core'dinations Tea Dye cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  • Brush Quinacridone Gold from DecoArt around the edges of the front of the card, let dry
  • Stamp the scratch pattern from the Andy Skinner Industrial set (ASCRS03) with Titan Buff from DecoArt, let dry
  • Brush a combination of Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, and Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish around the card edge, let dry
  • Stamp the rust pattern from the Industrial set with Memento Tuxedo Black on cream cardstock until the piece is mostly covered in the rust pattern
  • Brush a coat of Quinacridone Gold over the stamped rust pattern, let dry
  • Paste the Pumpkin stencil, LL515, on cream cardstock with Regular Embossing Paste, remove stencil and sprinkle the wet paste with aged ochre emobssing enamel, tap off extra and heat set
  • Brush a coat of Quinacridone Gold around the edges of the pumpkins, let dry
  • Brush a combination of Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, and Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish around the card edge, let dry
  • Brush a large button with the same combination, sprinkle with some crushed Fran-tage fragments, pat into the varnish, let dry, then brush another coat over the fragments
  • Layer everything together, use a Craft Glue Dot to add the button

Here's the list of today's "distressed" designers:

Happy Creating,


Jean said...


Laurinda said...

What a lovely fall card!

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful!! I love how it looks like the pumpkins are in a spotlight!! They almost seem to be glowing!! Simply spectacular! TFS!

Lea said...

Very cool card, Louise! I love all the rusty goodness! The button is a really cool finishing touch!

Stampendous said...

A very rich and rustic image, gorgeous work on the stenciled Pumpkins. Love how much this looks like a rusty metal sign.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the shading behind the pumpkins. It shines.
thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the shimmer, shine, textures and rich colours, you have made your pumpkins a glowing focal point!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your card and tutorial :)

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Lovely fall project to display at home!

Sue D said...

This rust technique is perfect for your project.
Sue in Ohio

Viki Banaszak said...

I can almost smell the pumpkin pie when I look at this card. I love the layers and the textures that you created. It really is awesome to be able to take a plain piece of paper and turn it into a feeling of home and family.

D.Ann C said...

Love that gorgeous feathered copper look!

willireb said...

Ohhh so pretty. I really like the effect of the texture. Thanks for sharing.

Karen L K said...

Very nice card! I too like the "light" around the pumpkins. It is a really interesting look.