Sunday, 4 March 2012

Frosted Designs Tutorial

Phew!! By the seat of my pants I have managed to complete my tutorial for the FD blog :0)
The photos are not brilliant as they have been taken in my craft room late at night but, hey ho, you will get the gist!!

Recently I have been a little obsessed with texture and before I bought embossing paste (my new favourite thing) I came across this lovely idea and have been playing with it ever since.

So, in order to get these little lovelies:

Looks and feels like embossed, distressed chipboard
you will need:

Yes, toilet roll, water and a Cuttlebug or something similar

So, down to business:

Rip off 8 sheets of loo roll

Lay them in the water for a couple of seconds

Goodness only knows what is going through your mind now! But you need to squeeze  the tissue gently.

Unfold it so it is kind of back to its original shape

Place it in whatever embossing folder you fancy and run it through your machine

And here is one, still damp, from the machine. You can leave it like this to dry, or...

You can play with your inks and sprays whilst it's wet for a muted look, or..... 

wait for it to dry for a more vibrant feel. Both of these had the same Tattered Angels Chalk Mists sprayed onto them: Cornflower Daze, Apricot Nectar and Firefly as well as Cosmic Shimmer Chalk: Pastel Green

I like to mist and die cut as with this card:

Crate Paper 'Neighbourhood' Collection

but I also like to cut out by hand and leave it white:

I also love it all tattered and torn.....

I just think it's genius and make up batches at a time. Hope you enjoyed this and give it a try :0)

Ali x


  1. Thanks so much for Sharing this I will have to try it so fabulous!

  2. Love, Love, Love! Off to try this!

  3. You are a clever, clever girl! Thanks for sharing this idea. :-)

  4. OOhhh I LOVE this tutorial...It's pretty amazingly cool {:D}. I'm gonna give this one a try. Thanks for sharing Ali. Have a great week. Hugs, Tenny.

  5. So fun! Love the texture! :)


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