Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a fun technique called Distressed Glue. For this technique you will need the Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue. This is an amazing technique to create colorful and unique backgrounds, with single colors or combining differing inks to obtain different looks. This is my card:
Creating this card is very easy, so let me show you how: Cut a piece of whisper white card stock and add some spots of Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue. Smear the glue with your finger and let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Die cut the piece using a Cross Stitched Decorated Frame. I used the large frame from Gina Marie Designs. If you want you can remove the die cut or to create a best inking effect, keep the die cut in place and start to apply distress ink over the surface, remove the ink over the glue spots using a dry cloth. I used Tumbled Glass distress ink. You will notice immediately how the inks highlight the glue, yielding a grungy, distressed feel.
Take off the die cut frame and stamp your main images. I used the Pine tree included on the stamp set Merry Christmoose from Joy Claire with three different colors of green ink. I used classic ink in Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Gumball Green.
Paste the decorated layer over a card base using the Helmar Runner Adhesive. This product is great to create cards and scrapbook projects! I used a card base cherry cobbler and the size is 4-1/4"x11" with score in 5-1/2".
Stamp a sentiment in a piece of Vellum using VersaMark and Verdigris Embossing Powder. Paste this piece over the decorated layer using Clear Zapdots. These are totally transparent and are not translucent over the vellum.
To finalize add some loops of thick red and white baker's twine.
As you can see this technique is very simple and creates a great effect over the card stock but you can also can use it over canvas or any other surface. Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with more creativity to share.