Paper and Fiber Arts

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Tutorial - Making Faux Textured Cardstock

A couple of months ago I stated that I would share a video showing the techniques I used to change plain cardstock into something that appeared like textured cardstock.  It has taken me a bit longer than I expected, but here it finally is:

There are three different ways that I have used ink on the cardstock to create an aged/weathered/textured appearance.  First, I used stamps with dye based ink and stamped several different images on top of each other.  Oftentimes I will use two different colors of ink.  The second method is to apply pigment reinker onto the cardstock.  And the third is to use both of the previous techniques, stamping on top of the pigment reinker after it has thoroughly dried or been heat set.

Here is the original post with the photographs showing the process to alter the cardstock for a vintage layout.
Adding Texture to Plain Cardstock with Ink
All inks, stamps and paper are from CTMH.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
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  1. Bev... I'll be watching this new video soon, when I have time to catch up on my "Watch Later" list on YouTube, but....

    I just wanted to say congrats on your being featured over on The Paper Boutique by Linda Kaiser, as one of her Fab Five Friday picks! She loved your video on your paper rosettes from the punches, and has links to it, your blog, and your YouTube channel! Be expecting a lot more "traffic" coming your way, as she has over 2000 followers!

    1. Thank you, so much Paula! I appreciate that you took the time to let me know about The Paper Boutique posting. Have an awesome day! Hugs, Beverly

  2. Great video! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Connie, you are so sweet! Thank you! Hugs, Beverly