Totally Techniques: Faux Torn Edge

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Welcome to the Totally Techniques International Design Team blog hop!  I am Lynsay Mahon, from Edmonton, Canada, and you have just arrived here from the talented Marine Wiplier from France.

This month we are focusing on a technique called “Faux Torn Edge.” This is a very simple technique to fall in love with because it is SO easy and can be done with minimal tools!

Here’s how to accomplish this technique:

  1. Create a template by tearing a piece of cardstock.
  2. Use the torn edge as a mask on your card front.
  3. Use a sponge dauber or a sponge brayer to apply ink over the template.  When you remove the mask, you will have the illusion of a torn edge on your project.

For my first project, I used Sponge Daubers to apply the ink:

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This allowed me to use two different colours to blend together.  You can see that I made two different torn edge templates to create the coloured middle section in between them.

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The Dandelion Wishes stamp set is perfect for stamping over top of the inked part to create a silhouette look.

For my second project, I used the Sponge Brayer to apply the ink.  This gives a beautifully uniform look:

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The colouring of the flowers was inspired by Alisa Tilsner.  I loved the way she coloured the succulent and was grateful for her inspiration!

It’s hard to see in the photo, but I used Copper Shimmer Paint to add a little shine to the cattails and the label on the container.  It makes it shimmer and adds a little wow factor to a simple card!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these two examples of faux torn edge!

Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop – we have a talented group of demonstrators from around the world sharing their version of this technique!  Keep hopping by clicking the links below:


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  1. Lynsay Mahon —-> YOU ARE HERE

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