I started with Heavystock that I dipped into inky puddles--Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide pressed onto my craft mat and spritzed with water. I wanted to use the old typing machine as a background image this time, so I inked it with Vintage Photo ink and spritzed the stamp with water before making the impression. I was purposefully going for a blurred image, but you can see how crisp and clean this stamp inks up in my post here.
I even got out my sewing machine for this one! You can see I need some practice with my stitches! I couldn't figure out what to do with those loose ends, so I stapled them with the Tiny Attacher. I colored the staples with Teakwood alcohol ink and scribbled over them with Ground Espresso Distress crayon for the ultimate grunge. I'm sure my FIL will have a great big laugh at my wonky stitches!
Now it was time to layer up this handsome Paper Doll over some ephemera. First I gave him and the Accelerator ad from the Collector Layers set a random coat of Distress Crazing medium and allowed that to dry (well, I did speed it up a bit with my heat tool). I colored both pieces with Distress crayons smoothing and blending with my finger. I sanded a second Layer and colored it with Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso inks.
A Vial Label cut in half and a Numbers Remnant Rub were aged with Ground Espresso ink and stapled to the edge to balance out the collage. I love the way the Remnant Rubs resist the ink and that the crayon gives just the right amount of grunge for this guy card. I layered the panel over textured red card and that over another sanded Classic Kraft Stock panel. Both panels were blended with Ground Espresso ink.
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