Gather supplies. I used a variety of brown distress inks, some foil, a metal patterned embossing folder, rusting paste and corrosion colored patina, as well as my handy dandy spray bottle.
Start off by covering your watercolor base with a layer of ink.
Spritz with water, trying to get drops of all sizes. The big ones leave cool texture.
Dry with heat tool. I dry between each step to minimize the colors turing into mud.
Chose a color and stamp it onto a silicone mat or waxy side of freezer paper. Stamp it all over.
Spritz with water. Not too much, or you lose those small bits of ink
Press water color paper into ink.
Heat set again.
Keep adding ink until you achieve the aged look you desire.
I decided to add some aged stamps, using the technique I showcased on Monday.
Make sure everything is heat set.
For the metal plate, I used a scrap of paper, could be card stock or watercolor paper, and adhered foil, wrapping a bit around the back so it was all covered.
Place into metal patterned embossing folder and run through die cut machine.
The foil really gives it that metal look (well, foil is metal after all), but this is a distressed card, so out came the rusting paste. I love the old look this product gives and to top it off, I used a blue patina for a corroded look.
I finished off my card by stamping one of the cars and the "You. Are. Old." sentiment from Consider Yourself Vintage set.
I'll see you tomorrow, don't forget to comment to be in the running for one of two grab bags of Unity stamps!