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Monday, December 19, 2011

BSS MONDAY IDEA - FAUX BURNT EDGES TECHNIQUE

WELCOME TO THE BUFFALO STAMPS AND STUFF MONDAY IDEA.

Today's idea is to create a faux burnt edge. I used to burn the edges of wedding invitations and decoupage them to a decorative board and paint flowers as gifts for brides. The burnt edges were to make them look aged. I used a candle and had lots of burnt fingers along the way.
This technique is done with distress inks!
There is an explanation of the technique here


Close up of edges.
Pretty simple technique. Rip the paper toward you so it leaves ragged edges.
I used Frayed Burlap first, then Black Distress ink, just on the very edges, to achieve
the burnt edge look.


Card Recipe

Stamps - Snowman, Northwoods, Sentiment, Stamp A Mania
Gingham - Impression Obsession, Cover a Card, CC006
Papers - Dark Brown textured card stock, Carmel Colored Glitter Paper
Snowman and Gingham stamped on cream colored card stock.
Flower is cut from Burlap and Gold Sparkly net from a
Tim Holtz Sizzix die, Tattered Florals
Small snowflake punch and twine bow
Tree brad from my stash

This is a great technique for aging a project or card.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a chance to try this technique.

 

4 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Sue, sorry I'm late with this comment. This is absolutely, out of this world, beautiful. I'll go check out the site for this technique. I have always loved burnt edges. I used to always do it with a match held to the paper and, also, burn my figners. I'd go through a whole book of matches for one paper. Boy have times changed, huh. This one should be framed and hung someone in your home, it is that nice. Thanks so much for sharing.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Sue,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous sue, love it very much.

greetings karin

Glenda Atkins said...

This just too wonderful, it is absolutely beautiful, what a great technique!