Username Post: Disress one thing or all? Where do you stop?        (Topic#1560023)
Cindyckj
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Wether it's a distressing tool or with ink or both at the same time where do you draw the line to stop distressing on a page?

If you distress one thing do you distress everything on the page?

lol Just wondering...thanks


Edited by Cindyckj on 06-18-11 10:05 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
ColbyCheeseCat
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In response to Cindyckj

Pretty much everything for me


 
KellyCali
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In response to ColbyCheeseCat

First you sand it.
Then you crumple it.
Then you drown it in water.
Then blind it with paint.
Smother, soak or stain it in ink.
Choke it with soot or powder.
Mix it all up.
Let the colors blend & bleed.
Stamp it.
Scratch it.
Sand it yet again.
Feed it through the embossing torture machine.
Then poke, pierce or punch it.
Cut, trim or chop it to pieces.
Rip it.
Tear it.
Torment it.
And then...(that is, if it can still handle it),
Get out the lighter & burn it!

Basically, there is no such thing as too much.

Instead, I chose to be very mean to paper.

It's not only fun, but it's very theraputic!

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MommaSaid
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In response to KellyCali

Pretty much what Kelly said. I actually groan a little when I finish a page and realize I missed a prime opportunity to distress something.

Essentially, it all comes down the beautiful golden rule. There ARE NO rules! You stop distressing when you decide there's enough.


 
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I'm a bit different,,,,,,

sometimes I distress til the cows come home,,,,,,,


and sometimes I barely touch the edges with ink,,,,,it really depends on the look I'm going for and there's NO right or wrong!

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scrappingmommyof2girls
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  • KellyCali Said:
First you sand it.
Then you crumple it.
Then you drown it in water.
Then blind it with paint.
Smother, soak or stain it in ink.
Choke it with soot or powder.
Mix it all up.
Let the colors blend & bleed.
Stamp it.
Scratch it.
Sand it yet again.
Feed it through the embossing torture machine.
Then poke, pierce or punch it.
Cut, trim or chop it to pieces.
Rip it.
Tear it.
Torment it.
And then...(that is, if it can still handle it),
Get out the lighter & burn it!

Basically, there is no such thing as too much.

Instead, I chose to be very mean to paper.

It's not only fun, but it's very theraputic!





LOVE this!!! It totally needs to be on a wall in your scrap space.

I'm an all the time inker and sometimes edge distresser, but either way, I do it to pretty much everything on the page.


 
byondbzr
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In response to scrappingmommyof2girls

I never stop...


 
MrsAnnieS
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you can never have too much distressing! I enjoy it so much that even on my clean pages I still pull out the distress tool and rough up the edges a bit! But the more the distressed the better imo!


 
Ycats
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  • Ycats on 06-19-11 02:05 AM
In response to MrsAnnieS

I've just started distressing... gonna start with little and build my way up so I master a technique before I move on to the next


 
stephie
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That is great Kelly!!


 
Smashley
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As others have said, it just depends on the look you're going for. Sometimes I distress a little, sometimes I distress so much I'm afraid the paper may turn to dust. LOL


 
madmatter
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I'm not quite as mean to my paper as Kelly, but I like to distress ... sometimes

sometimes I prefer a cleaner look.

This is one of my more distressed LOs

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