Interesting title? Today is my first attempt at a mini tutorial and it's based on this Valentine for my husband:
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).
I used the cuttlebug embossing folders to create the texture and lightly sanded each piece (in this photo only the gold ones are sanded).
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!
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)