Username Post: How to achieve this look? edge tinting?        (Topic#1567785)
yelppuppy
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See the tinted edges? I think it's probably done with distress ink? How do you do it so the edge is darker and the ink doesn't bleed further in? I watched a few youtube tutorial and the distress ink wicks a lot, so I wonder how this person kept it at the edge.


And is this the same technique? See the torn edges that are tinted. Is it done with a brush?


Finally, is there a term for the technique(s) above? I'd like to search and learn more about it if I know what it's called. Thanks!


 
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  • stick on 12-12-11 10:50 AM
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The edge color might also be chalk or colored pencil. Both chalk and ink can be gently dabbed into the edge of a paper with a blending tool, dauber, cotton ball, makeup sponge, piece of felt, etc. When I want a hard edge of color like that I either use my Copic markers, or I take the paper and literally drag the edge along the Distress Ink pad.

Torn edges are generally referred to as a distressing technique.


 
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I run the paper edge straight to the pad of the ink to get that look.


 
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To tint the torn edges, I use a distress ink applicator. It is a nice foam pad for the inks. The more you layer, the deeper the color.


 
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To ink edges, I typically use a cat eye ink. The stylus makes it a little easier to use. I've used big, block ink pads too.

Depending on what angle you hold your paper, you can control the amount of ink. It just take a bit of practice.



 
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Is Fluid Chalk ink different from other Chalks? Is it more wet than chalks?

I don't like the distress style in general, but I think the tinted edge is cute and subtle. If I have to choose one product, should I go with distress ink or fluid chalk or chalk? I was gonna get chalk because I imagine the look it achieves is cleaner than ink. But I really like the colored edge. If distress ink or other ink can achieve that and is more versatile, I'm open to that as well.

EDIT:
Oh I think I just found the tutorial for this. Is this it? http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/pagestarterideas/i g/In...


Edited by yelppuppy on 12-12-11 12:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • yelppuppy Said:
Is Fluid Chalk ink different from other Chalks? Is it more wet than chalks?

I don't like the distress style in general, but I think the tinted edge is cute and subtle. If I have to choose one product, should I go with distress ink or fluid chalk or chalk? I was gonna get chalk because I imagine the look it achieves is cleaner than ink. But I REALLY like the tinted edge look.

EDIT:
Oh I think I just found the tutorial for this. Is this it? http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/pagestarterideas/i g/In...




It's a little misleading. It IS ink (wet), but with more of a flat, chalk-like finish.

I would say get a nice brown color ink to play around with tinting your edges.


 
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Chalks are soft. You can you them to get a nice, soft edge. I tend to destroy the pads though. I use Distress ink all the time.


 
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I use the colorbox that Linda mentioned. The ones I have are small and easy to hold in my hand to work with. If I hold them straight up and down it only colors the edge but I can angle the way I hold it and it goes on the front of the paper a little more.


 
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I like the Colorbox Cat;s Eye inks and chalk inks for this technique. The bigger ink pads are harder to hold onto. Also, inks in bigger pads can be pretty juicy and get too much ink on your edges. Just my opnion.


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  • Babylou Said:
Also, inks in bigger pads can be pretty juicy and get too much ink on your edges. Just my opnion.




Actually many small pads can be very juicy as well. My little 1" square SEI inks and the Tsukineko teardrops seem WAY juicier than my Distress - although I think it's partly because the Distress pad is firmer so it's harder to overpress it.


 
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I ran out during lunch and got this



I think that's the same as the ones you gals posted, right? I couldn't find that at Michael's today.

Oh man, I've spent so much $$$ on scrapbooking already, and I was only gonna make one. Looks like I have to keep scraping to justify my spending.


 
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  • yelppuppy Said:
I ran out during lunch and got this



I think that's the same as the ones you gals posted, right? I couldn't find that at Michael's today.


Oh man, I've spent so much $$$ on scrapbooking already, and I was only gonna make one. Looks like I have to keep scraping to justify my spending.




I like the way you think, Yelppuppy!


 
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Mine are individual and you probably got a much better deal getting them in a set like this!


 
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I like to use archival sepia colored ink for mine. Applied to the edge with a makeup wedge, the spongy kind.

Monochromatic Snowy By CommaHolly


 
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  • yelppuppy Said:
I ran out during lunch and got this



I think that's the same as the ones you gals posted, right? I couldn't find that at Michael's today.

Oh man, I've spent so much $$$ on scrapbooking already, and I was only gonna make one. Looks like I have to keep scraping to justify my spending.



welcome to the wonderful world of being broke.


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
  • yelppuppy Said:
I ran out during lunch and got this



I think that's the same as the ones you gals posted, right? I couldn't find that at Michael's today.

Oh man, I've spent so much $$$ on scrapbooking already, and I was only gonna make one. Looks like I have to keep scraping to justify my spending.



welcome to the wonderful world of being broke.



For real.


 
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SSSHHHH!!! not broke, but with a wealth of scrap supplies!


 
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