Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Technique Tuesday

It's Technique Tuesday here at Bo Bunny!  It is an opportunity for the design team to tell you about some techniques that we use and to give some tips for how we do it.  This Tuesday, we have made some layouts that show distressing.  From working with other scrappers, I know that everyone seems to have their own favorite way for distressing.  Here a a couple of examples from Robbie and Tomoko.

Welcome Home
by Robbie Herring
This was made using the brand new Little Miss Collection.   I like to just use the edge of my scissors to distress the edges of my paper and then add a couple of strategically placed tears.  The great thing about distressing is that if you accidentally tear your paper while distressing, you can just ink it up and act like you planned it!  I prefer the Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan for my inking on distressed pages.

 The flowers and doilies were also lightly inked and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  I prefer the Wheatfields color to give a light antiqued look.

I also sprayed the ribbon and the fabric flower with the Wheatfield Glimmer Mist. 

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Papers: Little Miss Jaquoya, Gracie, Maree, Lizzie, Jamayka and Allie
Chipboard: Little Miss
Stickers: Little Miss Combo and Little Miss Sweet Girl
Petals: Little Miss and Green Scrunch
Trinkets: Little Miss
Jewels: Little Miss

Best Friend
Tomoko Takahashi
Tomoko added lots of distressing to her layout.  There are tears, inking and lots of texture used to give here layout this lovely look.  Tomoko also used the Little Miss Collection for her layout and came up with a completely different look!

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You can see the cutting and inking that she used here.  Notice that there are lots of layers.

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Take a look at this next picture to see all the extra texture that she has added to her layout.  You can also see that there is glaze added tothe alphabet.  Many paint dots add such a special touch to Tomoko's work.

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Bo Bunny Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Little Miss, Alice, Jamayka, Jaquoya, Lizzle, Maree, Cut Outs/ Little Miss
Cardstock: Decaf Vintage
Jewels: Little Miss
Trinkets: Little Miss
Rub-ons: Little Miss
Chipboard: 12" Chipboard/ Little Miss

We would love to hear about your techniques for distressing!  It's always such fun to try something new!  If you have never given distressing a try, we hope that we have inspired you to do it!

As always, we love seeing what you are creating! 
Be sure to share your work with us on Facebook!


  1. Wow...so beautiful!!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. so beatiful I love those 2 LOs

  3. Gorgeous Layouts and beautiful papers. Thanks for sharing

  4. What pretty LOs! While the CAS style is fast and fun, they just can't compare to the layering and details on LOs like these. What beautiful and artistic keepsakes!

  5. Stunning! Love these gorgeous LO's!! Love all the pretty papers and layering! So beautiful! Love all the pearl drops and all the little details are just precious to see! Love the heart surrounding the little girls...so sweet! <3

    ~Vanessa W

  6. gorgeous! Can't wait to work with these amazing papers

  7. Beautiful techniques on these layouts , love the various layers.

  8. Such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques!

  9. Simply gorgeous! Great tips!

  10. These are GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely PERFECT in every way!!!!

  11. Great job..
    This is so well done.

  12. I am always on the look out for challenges
    like these since I just adore making "guy" stuff!
    So I'm glad to share my scrapbook page today!
    Thanks for the challenge and LOVE the projects,
    Business Gift Cards
    Gift Card Printing
    scratch card

  13. Absolutely love he Welcome Home layout. Not your usual baby colours. Absolutely beautiful, and still suitable for a new baby photo.