For this SxS I will be showing how to create a ‘distressed' background with Lindy’s using glue. I know there are some tutorials for this, but only using PVA based glues with Distress Inks. I wanted to show how you can do this with Glossy Accents, PVA based glues and, of course, Lindy’s!! If you want a closer look at any of the photos just click on them.
For this I used the Autumn Leaves Lindy’s set, these are gorgeous, shimmery, rich, warm colours. Drool!!
I took a Ranger Size 8 Manilla Tag but you can do this on anything and used the Brown, Blue and Green from the set. Allow for a good covering and let it dry. If you want, before it dries, you can water it down or create drips using a mister. You can either let it dry naturally or speed up the process with a heat tool.
I’ve used two different types of glues, a PVA style glue and Glossy Accents.
Smear it around - yep…. you get very messy at this stage :)
Let it dry. I prefer at this stage to let PVA glue to dry naturally as you can be left with a whitish sheen if you heat dry, but Glossy Accents is fine to speed up.
When dry, spray back over with the same colours. Let it pool and drip, and do what it does best :) Give it 30 seconds to a minute and go in with a paper towel to mop up the paint that is on the glue areas.
(Can you see the glue acting as a resist? Neat huh!)
(Tried to capture the shimmer as best as possible with this one)
Here are some close ups of each tag;
PVA style glue
Next, stamp a background image; I find Archival ink best for this. I used the background text from Tim Holtz’s Papillon set and just watched as the ink sinks in to the shimmer, and then notice the text really pops and shines on the glossy parts.
This picture is the Glossy Accents one, this is my favourite because of how it really creates a huge difference between the two different areas.
Now you’re ready to decorate however you’d like... I had another go at the technique Tim used for March with the texture paste and embossing powder, using Lindy’s Autumn Leaves Embossing Powder set - Terra Cotta Rust and Nantucket Pearls - Golden Angel Wings.
Hope you enjoyed today’s post and do check out the gorgeous and vast range of Lindy’s Stamp Gang products now being sold at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. They are drool-worthy :)