Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Why I Sponge Edges

This is the same card. The one on the left is before I sponged and the the card on the right is after sponging (also called distressing). The difference is dramatic.
Sponging or distressing is one of my favorite techniques. It adds depth and interest to a project.
The beautiful cowboy stamp is by Ink Blocks which is now a part of I Brake For Stamps. It can be found in their southwestern and Indian division. Ink Blocks has some of the most unusual and striking native American stamps I have ever seen and they are well worth the effort to find them. I only have a small portion of this amazing art work in rubber. Now I will have to get some of them stamped up and on the blog for you all to see.
The barbwire stamp is from Sutter Enterprises. The Howdy greeting stamp is unknown. The background crackle stamp is also unknown. The greeting, cowboy and barbwire are stamped with black pigment followed by finline black embossing powder. The crackle is one of the lighter brown Distressed Inks by Ranger.
God Bless, Shelly

1 comment:

  1. I really like it that you show the before and after. Really shows off how the simple sponging completes cards.