Yea got to use the proper distress ep and distress embossing ink pad yea! Von came round today bring 4 or 5 bags of inks, powders, sewing thread, sewing books fabric and all sorts with her. We had a lot of fun Von using my trapeeze stencils for the first time great job hun please do blog it and share. While I got to try the technique on page 43 of 'A Compendium of Curiosities' and join in with Linda's great fun weekly challenge.
Used the same glossy card, paper and base card stock for this as I did for the salt and ep card a couple of days ago, can make a direct comparision. The owl is a tattered angles stamp with peeled paint dep. He came out rather well, the phase was stamped with DI and given a covering of DEP, forgot to dry the blended DI first so got a big green spolge of powder flicked most of it off leaving a slightly obsecured phase. First comparision, the ep and salt did not give me a blister on the end of my index finger! Well Von said you have to rub hard so I did. Certainly the DEP gives more texture as it sits on top of the card and does not sink in at all. Being mat it blends with the other colours (all DI in this case) rather than standing out as regular ep usually does. Suspect I need some more of the magic powder for further testing LOL. The little dragonflies have been picked out with distress stickles to finish this card.