Friday, April 5, 2013

Love this - My Creative Scrapbook - New Release April LE Kit - Aged Paper Edge Tutorial

 April brings a new range of kits from My Creative Scrapbook.  I worked with the Limited Edition Kit this month - including Prima Marketing 'Divine' paper collection, and flowers and other elements.  There are of course many kits available, including add on kits - all details can be found 'HERE', and the design team creations 'HERE' in the gallery. The kits are a dream to work with, plenty of product to complete a number of layouts, as well as cards, and tags.

 Throughout the month the My Creative Scrapbook Blog, hosts a number of tutorials and creations from the designers... pop over for a visit, and grab some inspiration.
Limited Edition Kit - April
Of course I had to do vintage, and used a wet paper method to manipulate the paper.  I have enclosed a quick tutorial below, which shows how simple this is to achieve.

The photograph is of me as a baby, around 10 months of age. I used crochet cotton for the buttons, distress ink, several Martha Stewart punches to add foliage into the flowers, and a few extra punched flowers - teamed with pearl centre's.

Have a wonderful week...

Age Paper Edges Tutorial

I adore the look of paper that has been aged, and would like to share a simple method of achieving this by applying water.

1. Use a clean paint brush to apply water to all edge of the paper you are wanting to age.  I find it best to wet both sides, so that the paper is fairly saturated. 
Step 1
2. While paper is wet, use fingers to push and press into shape.
Step 2
3. Work along all edges in this manner, adding more water if needed as you work along the edges.  It does not matter if you tear the paper at all, it just adds to the aged ‘look’.
Step 3

4. Scroll corners upwards and inwards, as pictured.
Step 4

5. Use a heat gun to aid in drying time, making sure you dry both sides of the paper.  Drying both sides of the paper will help in eliminating paper warping – rotate from front to back finishing with the back. 
Step 5

6. Apply distress ink lightly to all dry edges, highlighting the wrinkles and creases to complete.
Step 6


TheGirlWhohadAScrappingAddiction said...

Wow that's a gorgeous layout! Love the tutorial TFS! Have a great week-end too!!!! Sandrine xo

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful LO and technique sandie. Love it!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful LO with that vintage photo! Thanks also for a great tutorial, - very clear and the effect is wonderful!

Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderful layout & tutorial Sandie! Your creations are always absolutely gorgeous!!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Another beautiful vintage layout Sandie. You were such a cute baby!! Your flower clusters are just stunning and the tutorial ... very easy to follow and a great technique. oxox Marg

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful layout Sandie! Super distressing and super layering! Love this! Thanks for the tutorial as well....will def try this! ;-)

Sue - bearhouse said...

A gorgeous layout with such a beautiful photo. The colours and details are wonderful.
thank you for a fabulous tutorial, very clear and easy to understand.
Sue xx

Leanne said...

wow! beautiful...x

yyam said...

Such a beautiful piece Sandie! :)

Thanks for the tutorial. Must try this technique. It looks amazing!

Happy weekend!

sandi said...

Wow Sandie this is just beautiful! Love the look of the folded paper along with your beautiful blossoms!

Christina C. said...

WOW....Sandie, this is absolutely GORGEOUSSSSSSS! lOVE your tutorial....I will have to try that when making a distressed card!
Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day, my friend!

Marelize said...

I simply love your layered style Sandie. Another gorgeous layout. xx

Cheryl Walker said...

another absolutely Beautiful Layout!!1 Love the edges and the layering you did!! beautiful baby photo of you too!!! Sooo SWEET!!! :)

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

OMG, it is amazing!!!!!
I'm in love with this page

Lean de Ruiter said...

Stunning page love the layers and your cluster work...sweet you to!

Lynette said...

Great tutorial...I love the dimension and the layering.

Linda R said...

What a fabulous page. I love the distress paper. Thanks for showing us how to get that look..


Lynn said...

Sandie this is fabulous! I love that you shared your techniques! I never thought of using a paint brush.. that's genius! You asked which font I used on my blog and it's called "Homemade Apple" it's one of the fonts that blogger offers. Hope you having a fabulous weekend!

Kelly Foster said...

Oh this is so sweet!! Beautifully layered and the distressing looks fantastic!

Lizzy Hill said...

Lovely LO & I really like how you've done the edges...looks great...those flowers are really cute:):):)

Carole said...

Great tutorial Sandie. I too love aged looking edges. Hope you are keeping well.

Lisa S. said...

This is a beautiful LO Sandie and I love the tut you included for us. :)

Kim Price said...

Great tute Sandie. And your layout is so so beautiful The photo just makes me smile. Such a cutie!

carlies said...

love the design and all the fabulous layering!

hugs Carla