If you missed part 1 you can find it here. :)
Technique 2: creasing your paper
Continuing from the previous post, we had spritzed our paper with water. Doing this allows your paper to become more malleable, easier to shape and work with. If you want to follow along, go ahead and mist your paper with water. Using your thumb and index finger, lay them down on the paper. Push the paper with your thumb towards your index finger, and at the same time, pull with your index finger towards your thumb.
Technique 3: tearing/folding your paper
There are lots of different ways to change the way your paper looks... this is one other technique I use when distressing my paper... and it takes about three seconds. You can do this with your paper wet or dry. I prefer that my paper is damp when I do this because when I stop tearing, the fibers in the paper are wet and actually have a smooth edge where I tore it at.
Start with one side of the tear and fold it back behind the paper to hide it.
Do the same thing for the other side.
Ink it.. and voila.
Here's this poor little distressed piece of scrap paper in all its glory. ;)
Have fun with it. In the end, its all about what YOU LIKE, and what YOU WANT on your finished projects!
Until next time...
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