Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grunge Heart and Drunken Scotch

Interesting title? Today is my first attempt at a mini tutorial and it's based on this Valentine for my husband:

Grunge Heart:

The heart is from idea-ology Element set and I based the patchwork off an inspirations piece from Tim Holtz. I flipped the heart over and actually drew lines with my ruler to determine where I would cut (I only had one large heart). And the MOST important hint I can give you if you try this is you need make a map and label the backs of your pieces so that you know where are they go to put your "heart back together" pun intended.

Here's my Map:

I painted the pieces with metallic Ranger paint dabbers (I used my map to write the paint colors on first so that I would not have pieces that were the same color or texture next to each other).

Painted Pieces:

I used the cuttlebug embossing folders to create the texture and lightly sanded each piece (in this photo only the gold ones are sanded).

Antiquing:

I then dabbed some of the black acrylic paint on my craft sheet and spritzed a puddle of water next to the paint and used my finger to antique the pieces with a mixture of the water and paint.

I then glued the heart onto heart shaped card stock, put stitching holes and wire stitched on the heart.

Drunken Scotch Tutorial

See the Rusty Key on the card? I call this technique Drunken Scotch. The steps are pretty easy...

Here are the supplies:
Cover the grunge with a generous amount of glue all over (I've only tried this clear glue):

Drop on your colors of Alcohol Inks - it will move across the glue:

Heat with your heat gun (it will bubble) and the results:

I like how this now looks like a rusted, textured key!

Here are a few other pieces:

This technique works on both grunge board and chip board.

Hope you like the technique - let me know what you think and if you give it a try!

Happy Creating!

KAT

The Stuff:
Inks - Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Black Soot Distress Ink (Ranger)
Alcohol Inks - Rust, Ginger (Ranger)
Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Silver, Gold, Copper, Black (Ranger)
Other - Cuttlebug embossing folders, sanding block (idea-ology), Scotch Scrapbookers Glue
Elements Grungeboard (idea-ology), Tiny Attacher (idea-ology)

48 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing your techniques. I especially love the drunken scotch technique. Hope you don't mind if I borrow your technique.
Barbara W

Lori said...

That's it, I'm just letting you know RIGHT NOW that I am totally swiping the ideas from this card. Sue me if you must. THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! I just did some embossed metal for my Valentines, but I'm not happy with it, sooo.... that drunken scotch technique, HOLY CRAP! I don't have that glue, but I'm willing to try others to see if it works...I'll let you know, provided I don't pass out from burning glue....

Sherry Cheever said...

Kat this is gorgeous and what a great technique . . . well of course I would like it, drunken scotch.

Helena said...

Love the heart but the Drunken Scotch is FANTASTIC!! Will try that right away...(read: on the weekend).

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the Tutorial, two in one really. Great ideas, thank you, Judith x

Sara Carns said...

Holy smokes, the glue and AI technique is AWESOME!!!! Love Love Love it!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Kat, it is fantastic!!! I love it!

Jan Hoefler said...

Drunken Scotch! LOVE it!

Nancy said...

I LOVE this, Kat!! And your "drunken scotch" technique may work very well on my chunky ATC - thank you for the idea!
You are soooooo smart!

Allie Gower said...

Neat technique, thanks for taking the time to film and share. Love the patchwork heart.

Karen Ellis said...

I want some drunken scotch! LOL... I will be trying this!!! I'll let you know how it turns out :)

Kathy Eddy said...

love this look. thanks for the tutorial. will have to try something similiar.

Anita said...

Great tutorial! TFS! Beautiful card!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great tutorial, and I love, love, LOVE your card! Especially the curled background paper--was that plain paper that you inked? I've done your "Drunken Scotch" technique with Elmer's glue and re-inkers, then mixed with my finger and heated--kind of 'bubbles', then relaxes. Give good texture.

Wanda H said...

This is awesome!!! Love the card and the technique is really cool... have to try that!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Kathy, girl, you never cease to amaze me with the fun things you come up with!!!! Seriously, this drunken Scotch technique is looking awesome and I'll have to try it. I am sure your DH will absolutely love this card!! Hugs, Sabrina

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so cool! Of course, those are two alcohol ink colors that I don't have, lol! I definitely need them. I have never seen that technique before - I am dying to try it now. Very cool project!!

peggy said...

Wow, love cards especially drunken scotch technique. I am going downstairs and try it right now. thank you so much. Peggy

Diane said...

great 1st tut. I am so stealing your card. I made a card for dh but I'm doing it over. No wonder I end up with so many extra cards. Now if I can just remember where I put the grandkids cards. They popped in and I had to hide them quick, now I can't find them.

Pat Bowman said...

What a cool technique!

Princess of glitter said...

What a great idea!! the name cracks me up "drunken scotch"!! Will have to use this technique soon! Thanks for sharing!!

IndyCinD said...

Thanks for sharing both techniques! Can't wait to lift them!

inge said...

hello Kat,
thanks for both the techniques! The quiltheart is an interesting focalpoint. I have't tried the quilting with grungepaper yet, but I love the effect. I must try this in the near future.

Your drunken scotch technique gives an awsome effect to the key!
I really love how this turned out and must keep this technique in mind to "rust" things.

greetings from belgium
Inge

Jennie said...

What agreeat idea, thank you for showing :)

Helen said...

I just found this from jennie's blog (the artistic stamper) and I can't wait to try it. It looks fantastic, thanks for showing us.

whyducks said...

wonderful idea Kat fabulous.

Electra said...

Love the "drunken" technique, it's a very unique look!

MvM-design said...

Owww I love this!! Great and simple technique! ThanXXX

Lottie said...

Thank you for so generously showing your technique - The key and the other objects look realistcally rusty.

I am going to try this out for sure. I wonder if it will work on metal - I messed up and Ideology book plate and would love to salvage it!

Emma - Independent SU! Demonstrator said...

loving the drunken scotch. I have just tried it with crystal effects and reinkers (both SU!) and it really works a treat. I had to 'blend the reinkers a little with a pin. Thanks so so so much for this. Emma xx

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great technique. I love it.

Sandy said...

I just did this technique and can now say that it is one of my favs!!!! Thanks so much ;o)

Alexandra said...

Wow, great technique, resulting effect is so real, turns GB or chips into old rusty metal, magic!
tfs
Alexandra

nonnie said...

Thanks for sharing...I'm going to go try the drunkin scotch thing right now with one of the new TH dies and some grunge...

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

thanks so much for this tutorial, I can't wait to get home and try the drunken scotch technique.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Why did I wait so long to check this out!? So easy & so phenomenal -- Drunken Scotch! There's gotta be a story, LOL!

Also LOVE the quilted heart! Thanks SO much for the tutorials...I'd never suceed without them. Will try the DS first. And the quilted heart later. And I'll get back to you.

Thanks for sharing this gift.

Julie A from Montana

craftytrog said...

Fab technique Kat! TFS!
Alison x

Betty Anne said...

Hi
I have done a couple of heritage layouts recently using your drunken scotch tutorial to rust up embelishments. It works great and makes them look really old. I have them on my blog if you wanted to take a look, one I just posted and the other layout can be found in my archive under Great Grandfather. I put a link back to your tutorial for both of them. Thank you for such a great idea.
My blog is http://letsgetscraphappy.blogspot.com/

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Willy said...

Thanks for your great 'Rust' tutorial. I used it here.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for explaining how you did the rust, looks fantastic. Found you via Willy's blog

Toni said...

Hi Kat... thnx for another wonderful tip on how I can use my alcohol inks... awesome...

Dealbaida said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G technique!! And (!) it works with PVA glue too!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing.

Marion, UK

linnes said...

Super card! Thank you for the Drunken Scotch technique tutorial, it is fantastic!

DymphieM said...

love the rust technique, that's one to try for sure. Thanks for sharing!.

Cynnie said...

Wonderful how that works!!! THanks for letting the world know how to make a quick rusty object!!