Friday, 8 May 2009
First Attempt with Grunge Paper
Good evening folks, I have been experimenting with Grunge Paper and Grunge Board for the past few days and have found I really love it. For those that don't know it is like no other card or paper. It almost smells like leather and with some distress ink, glimmer mists and cuttlebug embossing boards applied to it, it looks quite like leather as well! This card started off as just 4 bits of grunge paper stitched together and sort of evolved. The flowers and fern leaf are from the Tim Holtz Nature Grunge Board range and have been coloured with brick red and marmalade distress ink then tied with a piece of rafia. The rafia has also been wrapped around the panel after it had been dabbed with aged mahoganey distress ink The larger flowers at the corners of the panel have been cut from the Grunge Paper on my Cricut using the George Cartridge and then coloured with distress inks as before. All of the flowers have been decorated with candy cane stickles. The grunge paper panel has then been placed onto card that has been sprayed with a light green glimmer mist (forgotten the name again) and a gold glimmer mist. It has then been overstamped with fern stamps from a set by Royal Langnickel using distress inks in aged mahoganey, mustard seed and gamma green brilliance ink. I am not overly pleased with the card as it is a bit busy but I am pleased with the grunge paper as you can stitch it and it doesnt tear at all.