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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #17 - "D" is for DISTRESSING!

it's time for another challenge from the "Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers" and this bi-monthly challenge is all about "DISTRESSING" - and you have until October 3rd to create someting DISTRESSING and link it up for a chance to be "The Queen of Snark" Grin.
You know I have 10 different kinds of Core'dinations paper pads but I NEVER use them - How about you? Core-dinations products are my favorite for distressing because they make it so easy and make you look like you know what you are doing... So this challenge was a great one for reminding me that I have some GREAT product here and I Need to use them.

I created four items for this post all using a technique that involves the Core-dinations 6x6 Vintage Collection, Dina Wakley and Artistcellar 6x6 stencils, my sanding block, Distress Ink, and of course Stickles and Liquid Pearl and Liquid Glass, but you should be expecting those by now....grin
Here's how it works: Place your sandable paper over top of your stencil and using sandpaper or a sanding block rub gently until the image appears, it will be almost like the shadow of your image. I like using the sanding block because you get a more even image

Now place your stencil on top of your paper and using a distress ink the same color as your paper, ink you image overtop of the embossed image...
Now you can add a sentiment and embellish as you like, I like Stickles and Liquid glass and for these images, liquid pearl...

I like these so much that I decided to mount them on some cardboard I painted first with black gesso, attach some complimentary fiber and charms and hang them on my wall in my studio.

I hope you enjoyed this bit of technique tutorial, and please click on over to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to see what my fellow DT's created... and why not whip up something and play along?  You have until October 3rd to create something "Distressing" grin.

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
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  1. These are fabulous, Lynne! I love them mounted as a group as you've done.
    (I have a few 12x12 Core'dinations... have yet to sand one of them! Sheesh.) :D

  2. Love these! Cool stencils. I wish I could come play at your house. Glad you are able to fit crafty time back into your schedule.

  3. WOW Lynne!! Those are so awesome!!! I've never thought to use core-dinations paper like that! What a fab idea! I love that you made a collection of them and have them in your craft room :)

  4. FANTASTIC, Lynne!! You went all out with these wonderful wall hangings! Soooo cool and I just learned about the stencil/sanding technique a couple of days ago (from the StencilGirl blog)!!! Totally cool!!! It's never a dull crafty moment with you :) XOXO-Shari

  5. OMG!!! These are just amazing - and hanging them on the wall? Totally brilliant & inspiring studio art! I never even thought to use Coredinations (doh) and now I'm thinking about which of my stencils I should try this with. GENIUS.


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