Sunday, November 7, 2010

Quick & Easy "Aging" Technique

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share with you a really quick and easy way to "age" any prints, photo's, etc. to give it a more vintage and distressed look.   All you need is a brown ink pad  and cotton balls; that's it!

Dab the cotton ball in the ink a few times and rub it along the edges of your paper or picture.   You can apply it as heavy or light as you want; you might want to practice on a few 'throw-away' pieces first.    And I always use a paper plate underneath for easy clean-up.

Here's a comparison of aged vs. not-aged yet.
You can really see the difference.   The aged, worn look gives so much more dimension to your craft project.    Give it a try; it's so simple.

Have a bloomin' day!

1 comment:

creekside rummager said...

That's a great idea. I was just making some Christmas tags tonight and your aging would be a nice touch. I'll also answer your question re pomegrantes. If you break and seed them under water in a big pot, you don't tend to stain everything around you red. Then I just freeze the seeds in freezer baggies. They freeze very well and last that way a long time. My tree is probably 40 years old. So it is pretty big for a tree of this type.