Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fabulous Fundamental - Distressing Part 3

This is the last of a 3 part series where the lovely Laura has dispelled all myths on distressing. I have learned so much from Laura over these past few weeks - thank you!

Without further adieu...

To create the pleated paper destressing you will need a piece of paper, your ink, a water spritzer, and some paper towels.
After inking and edge distressing,
get the corner of your paper wet using your spritzer. You may want to put your paper towels underneath.
Wet enough of the area to accomplish your desired look...or how ever mush you wish to pleat.


Using your fingers pinch the paper lightly together until you achieve your desired look. Do not pull too hard or you may rip the paper. I like the look of ripped paper but you may not. 

Continue pinching and pleating until you like what you see.

You can leave it to dry or use your heat gun to dry it.
On the following layout I used the pleating technique in the corner.

 On this one I pinched and pleated on both ends.

And on this last one I pinched and pleated a few layers
Thank you Laura - your work is SO inspiring!