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:
- Create a template by tearing a piece of cardstock.
- Use the torn edge as a mask on your card front.
- 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:
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.
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:
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!
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:
Lynsay Mahon —-> YOU ARE HERE
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