- White card stock, or any color really. I prefer white or manila.
- Masking Tape
- Vintage Photo Distress Ink
- Ink Blending Tool
- Mini Mister (aka My Little Man...get it LOL)
- Smooch Spray (I used Log Cabin)
- Paper Towel
The first thing that you do is tear off pieces of masking tape and begin to overlap them in any old random fashion. Cover as much of the card stock as you think you are going to use, or cover the whole thing so you can make up extra for your stash.
Next, begin using your blending tool and the Vintage Photo Distress Ink to cover the tape. I apply the ink directly to the tape and then mist a little bit after, and blot. I know this is backwards from the way we all learned to use our Mini Mister and Distress Inks, but the reason I do it this way is so that I can get the color just right the first time rather than continually repeating the process. Once I have the tape looking pretty much the way I want it, I mist it in a few places with water and let it sit along the edges of the tape and the grooves so that the color gets darker and sets in.
Finally, I took some Log Cabin Smooch Spray and misted the tape in spots. I let it go on pretty heavy and while I had the spray in one hand, I had a paper towel in the other and after I sprayed, I used my towel to blot the color and move it around the page. This gives me the effect of "pitted" spots of color. Guess what...your done! Now you can cut it into any shape, distress the edges further if you would like and use it on your page, a card, acrylic, or what ever! Feel free to experiment with different colors of inks and sprays, paint, or whatever you like. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination~