Following on from my last post I thought I would show another layout using distressing techniques. I wanted to make a modern, fun and colourful layout to show that distressing does not need to be confined to heritage, romantic or nostalgic layouts.
So let's look at the techniques I've used:
- Freehand tearing of the red and brown background papers
- Scratching with a pokey tool and tearing around the scratch lines on the shaped yellow paper and the flowers. This way allows greater control over tearing the right shapes.
- Scrunching and smoothing-the brown paper and the flowers.
- Rough machine stitching-leave threads hanging too.
- Sanding around the heart and the photos.
- Rough pleating of the narrow paper 'ribbons'
- Painting the edges of the paper. Edges are normally inked, but I used red acrylic paint instead to add a touch of brightness.
What I think is interesting is that this layout, and the one in the previous post, both use distressing techniques AND the same range of Basic Grey papers, and yet they have totally different moods.