Distressed typeset

Welcome to another Sunday, the last before we reach December, the holidays and soon to be a New Year!

I have always appreciated books, reading, and stationary. In general, typeset words bring me happiness! And of course, you know that I love aged and distressed objects…so combining the two is perfection!

The base on my panel is cardboard that was part of some old packaging from a computer mouse purchased many years ago. It’s very sturdy so I saved a few, they might’ve even come from the office.

To start I collaged old dictionary pages and Tim Holtz Typeset collage paper. Once the collage was dry I added a bit of clear gesso over top & sprayed it using Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray, which has a beautiful turquoise shimmer to it, that didn’t show well in the photos.

Once the spray was dry the next step was to add Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paste using the Paper Roses Flowy Leaves stencil. I have tried a few different crackle pastes and this is my favorite! It gives amazing cracks and doesn’t take days to dry…win win!!

Once the crackle was dry I used a Ranger Emboss It Dabber to sweep some embossing ink over areas of the paste, then added Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze in Speckled Egg. These gazes are so soft and beautifully transparent showing what’s underneath!

Sticking with softer colours I pulled out some Love Is In The Details laser cut chipboard and added a layer of white gesso, then used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze in Peeled Paint to colour them. Again this kept my embellishments a softer green, and I love the overall effect the glaze gives!

A few additional pieces of Love Is In The Details laser cut chipboard left raw and coated with Rangers Clear Embossing Powder were added to the mix of embellishments! Adding the clear embossing powder made the raw chipboard such a rich yummy brown, I love it!

It feels good to use something that’s been in my stash for many years, but it’s also fun playing with new products discovering the possibilities’ they hold!

Thank you for joining me today!

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