Friday, 31 August 2012

Day 25: Kraft Resist & my scrappy space

Hey there,

I managed to get a few things done today including the Mid Monday Mojo Pearl #8 on my previous post!! I absolutely love that picture and I am happy with the layout!

In the mean time, I watched the Tim Holtz video the other day on kraft resist paper and ironically I just bought some new distress stain so I wanted to check it out.  I've had this christmas paper for awhile but never used it for the full effect of the distressing.  So, I decided to have some fun!

I started out with a strip of paper that shows the 'Christmas varnish'.

I then covered the entire thing with the picket fence distress stain.  The reason for this is that it brings out the colors from the distress ink better than if we applied it directly to the brown kraft paper.

Playing around I used the brush to slowly rub my green and red distress ink along the edges and on the paper to get this effect!! Cool, hey?? I now have this saved for a rainy day!!! So cool!!

As a side note - here's a storage tip for your distress ink.  Use a small strip of your glue tape and put it on the bottom of the distress ink. Take off the sponge for that particular color and store it underneath. 

Once I finished playing I set out to find some paper to match my pictures I picked out for the mid week mojo.... and realized that if I don't organize my paper soon... I am in TROUBLE.  I did successfully organize my stamps the other day... but my paper is still in a mess.  I do have it organized by section, brand, holidays... but its definitely hard to find a piece of paper in this mess.  You'll also notice that I do not like to close the drawers.... lol.  I'd like to organize my cardstock at least over the weekend... Good luck to me! Here's the pics!


It's a teeny tiny space jam packed with stuff!

Have a great day!
Cathy

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