Sunday, February 22, 2009

Scrapbook Shabby Chic Syle

These are the two scrapbook layouts that we made at the February scrapbook class highlighting "Shabby Chic." To distress stickers, paper, etc., use the following techniques:

1. Crumple up your paper. If you are using a heavy cardstock, spritz it with water, then wad it up. Let the paper dry then iron with a cool iron if desired.
2. Sand your paper, stickers, etc. Since alot of the media we use has a white paper base, sanding is a great option for aging and distressing. Follow up with some highlighting for added special effects. Stampin' Up! sanding blocks are a great tool for this technique.
3. Tear the edges of your paper. Simply tear the paper or use a tearing tool to save time.
4. Chalking – Brown, black and gray chalk can work wonders to age and “wear” an item. Chalking around the edges of paper and in various spots on the page will produce a weathered look. When you use a chalked cotton ball over sanded paper, the chalk will adhere itself to the sanded grooves. Chalk has a similar effect with crumpled paper by adhering to the raised creases of the paper.
5. Rolling – Rolling paper is another version of distressing. This works best on torn edges of paper. When the edges are torn, you can wet them slightly and then roll them upward. This will add some dimension and creates a nice old and worn look as well.

Stamps: En Francais, A Happy Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Regal Rose
Paper/Stickers: Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin Kit
Accessories: "Dress Up" Ribbon Originals, Flower Assortment Designer Brads, Button Latte, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, On Board Timeless Type
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Tearing Tool, Coluzzle Cutting System, Stamping Sponges, Stamping Daubers, Stampin Pastels


laurie said...

I like your scrappin'...they turned out great!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the shabby shic look of your pages! Beautiful!