Paint background with black acrylic paint, use a piece of cut n dry foam to spread paint. Let dry.
Stamp images with embossing ink and cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Paint over all with a light color of acrylic paint. Do not let paint completely dry, when it is tacky use a cloth lightly misted with water to remove the paint from the embossed images.
I must be heavy handed as I removed most of the background paint, but it is a great grungy look!
The other technique is to die cut a shape out of grunge paper and run it through an embossing folder. Paint die cut (I used turquoise Lumiere paint). When paint dries sand paint off raised embossed areas.
Color surface with walnut stain Distress ink. Use a lightly misted cloth to remove Distress Ink from the painted areas.
Adhere die cut to background. Pour some gold Metallic Mixative on craft sheet. Use tooth brush to splatter gold Metal Mixative over die cut and background.
Used light pink Distress ink to stamp same script over white flowers. Dipped edge of petals in the gold Metallic Mixative. Painted 3 brads, photo corners and chin board flourish with gold Lumiere paint.
What a beautiful ATC! I always forget about those little added touches like using a toothbrush to splatter.
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