Designer Tips: Distressing Essentials

Have you tried our Distressing Essentials?  They're easy to use and produce great results!

  • Helps you create an aged, vintage look on card stock, paper, and more 
  •  Includes a variety of distressing tools 
  •  Sanding tools 
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    1 sanding block: approximate size 3" x 3/4" x 1-1/2" 
     * 1 two-sided emery board: approximate size 4" x 3/4" 
     * 3 precision files: approximate length 5-1/2" 
     
  • Inking tools 
     * 4 distressing ink spots, 1 each of Charcoal, Mahogany, Navy, and Tea Stain: approximate size 1" x 1" 
     * Flat stamp for applying ink: approximate size 1" x 1-1/2" 
     
  •  Sanding block and emery board have Stampin’ Up! design 
  •  Precision files fit inside areas that are too small for sanding blocks, such as the inside areas of On Board letters 
  •  Sanding block, emery board, and precision files are great for smoothing edges of card stock or Designer Series Paper that has been adhered to On Board chipboard 
  •  Distressing ink is water-based and blendable 
  • Distressing ink contains alcohol; do not use in scrapbooks 
  • Comes in soft plastic case 

How to use:

To get an aged look with the distressing ink, you’ll need to mist the ink with water either before or after you apply it to your project. The water will cause the ink to dilute and bleed, resulting in a vintage appearance. 

To get a subtle ink stain look, use the flat stamp to apply the vintage ink to your projects. (If you apply the ink directly from the spot to the paper, the ink will look too concentrated.) Dab the ink pad on the flat stamp and rub it over your paper. You can mist the ink while it’s on the stamp and then apply it to your project, or you can apply it to your project and then mist the ink. 

You can also use an Aqua Painter to apply the ink directly to a stamped image (be sure to use a waterproof ink like StazOn on your stamped image before coloring it with distressing ink). 

Vintage inks contain alcohol, so they are not recommended for scrapbooking. 

The inks work best on paper that has been crinkled or embossed. Crumple card stock or paper into a ball, and then smooth it out. Dab the ink on your stamp and rub it over the card stock. The ink will be thicker on the creases in the paper, resulting in an aged, distressed look. To intensify the distressed look, lightly mist your card stock with water so the ink bleeds. After the card stock dries, you can sand the edges to distress your project even more. 

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