Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Aged Tiles....

It's Tuesday again and that means a new technique for you!  We did this technique at a recent workshop and it was a hit.  It is a simple but effective technique.  You just need to decide on your tile pattern before you get started.  You will need:

For the actual technique, I used Crumb Cake ink and used Soft Suede and Early Espresso with the Elements of Style stamp set for my image.  You will also need at least 4 post-it notes and a sponge or dauber.

First, stamp your image on your cardstock.

Next, determine the design of your tiles on a sheet of paper.

Beginning with the vertical lines, lay the post-in notes along the first line and sponge the Crumb Cake ink along the side of the post-it notes as well as the outside edges of the cardstock.

Next, place the post-its along the edge of the line you created by the sponging.  Make sure that you see a sliver of the edge if you want a well-defined edge.  Sponge along post-it notes and outside edges of the cardstock.

Continue to place post-it notes along the vertical lines that you designed on your scrap paper and sponge ink.  Make sure to reverse the post-its to sponge opposite sides of lines.

Begin making the smaller perpendicular lines with post-it notes and sponging.  Place an additional post-it note along the existing lines so that you don't sponge into the other areas.  Remember to reverse the post-it notes each time so you get sponging on either side of the line.

Continue sponging until you have the lines that you designed on your scrap piece.  You are now ready to create your card!  Here's mine:

Let me know how you like this technique!  See you back here next Tuesday for another technique!  Also, do you have a technique you would like to see how it is done, let me know and you just might see it show up here on a Tuesday!

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