Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vintage Background Cards- Kaszazz

So I had a little late night, as I have wanted to do up this Kaszazz project for so long. The talented designer was Alicia Jamieson. I remember when she made them up before submitting to Kaszazz, myself and many other consultants told her to submit them. I loved them then and I love them even more now, that I have made them and had fun with the fabulous techniques used. These are right up my ally. The faux bleaching technique is so easy and looks fab.
They start with a white gloss card, which you then sand, I used an emery board, but Kaszazz have the Tim Holtz sanding grips which I will have to invest in as it would've been easier and quicker. Then, using Distress inks, I blended about 3 diferent colours over with the blending tool. Followed by Vintage Photo to help highlight the scratches. Lastly use Barn Door ink and a sponge and randomly dab all over each card front. All the stamping is done with Staz on, and I used a mix of different stamps, all from Kaszazz.
My favourite parts! This is where the faux bleaching comes to hand: flick or spritz water over some of the cards and then blot with paper towel. The Distress Inks react with the water and you are left with a lighter colouring where the water was.
You can also see in this pic, I couloured the flowers with some Barn Door ink and my Aquash water brush.

In these two pics you can see the bleaching effect again. I have just used the water brush with water only to colour in the flowers and the ink colour is removed slightly. I love this effect! Here is the last card which uses transparency for my stamped image of the Eiffel Tower.
I flicked water on the quote panel and coloured the flowers with the Barn door on this one.
Thanks Alicia for the design and thanks Kaszazz. The copyright for this design is owned by Kaszazz, but feel free to try this technique, and let me know if you have any queries, or you would like to purchase any of the products used for this project.

1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC...TFS your technique...gee, these look just gorgeous...sooo shabby chic:):):)

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