Today, Christy Riopel of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team shares a unique sandpaper technique to soften the look of stenciled and stamped images on paper. Let’s see how:
Softening with Sandpaper Technique by Chrsty Riopel
Christy Riopel here, and I love how this technique gives scrapbooking and papercrafting projects a finished look that is distressed but still fun and bright.
Start by putting a layer of Gesso all over a piece of cardstock for the scrapbook page background. Allow to dry.
Use a Colorbox Stylus with Tip to apply dye ink through several Colorbox Art Screens, overlapping them. This technique works well with Colorbox Chalk Ink, ColorBox Archival Dye Ink, and ColorBox Pigment Ink.
TIP: Fold strips of duct tape around the edges of the Art Screens to serve as handles and extend out the stencil edge to protect more of the page while inking.
Use drywall sanding paper to sand off and blend the ink. I like drywall sanding sheets for paper crafting because they don’t gum up easily.
I finished off this layout with paper and stickers…and of course some doodling!
Materials: ColorBox Art Screens, Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Liquitex Gesso, ColorBox Archival Dye ink, Fancy Pants papers and diecuts, Tombow pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Thanks for stopping by today! Before you go, be sure to enter our giveaway to win:
- New release of 7 ColorBox Chalk Inkpads
- ColorBox Archival Dye Inkpad in Wicked Black
- Teresa CollinsColorBox Pigment Ink Petal Point Inkpad
- Smooch Spritz Jumbo in Vanilla Shimmer
Giveaway is open through May 8, 2016 so be sure to enter every day leading up to National Scrapbook Day!