It’s CropChocolate.com project time again, and this month, I wanted to share a project that I actually completed with my two daughters! We were challenged to come up with a family friendly project, so I decided to see what my two year could do if I let her loose with some Distress Stain. To get my 9 month old involved, I used fingerprints to create some stamped snowmen. Personally, I think the results are fantastic, but I would love to hear what you think!
Here’s how you can do it too:
- Any size plain coloured cardstock – Just be aware that this technique does involve a fair amount of splashing, so a larger piece works best!
- Distress Stain – Broken China
- Distress Ink – Broken China
- Jar or container
- Paint brush
- Crackle Accents (optional)
- Using your Distress Stain (Broken China), add a few dabs to the bottom of a container. Add about 4-5 tbl of water.
- Take your paint brush and saturate with the watered down Distress Stain. Using a flicking motion, or by tapping the paint brush, splash colour down onto your cardstock.
- Using the Distress Satin in the container, randomly dab the stain onto your paper. Use a forceful arm movement so the stain splatters when it hits the cardstock. The harder you hit the dauber onto the paper, the more your splatter will look like a snowflake.
- Trim your paper down to the size you will need for your project.
- Using the coordinating Distress Ink in Broken China, use an applicator to swirl ink onto your cardstock. Start on the outer edges and move inward in a circular motion.
- Take the sandpaper and run it along the edges of your paper to distress.
- Using the Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, run your ink pad along each edge of the paper. If needed blend with a foam applicator. This will give the edge of your paper a slightly “burnt” appearance.
- Optional step – Using some Crackle Accents, apply generously to the snowflake splatters you have created. Set aside to dry.
- Using Distress Ink in Broken China, simply press a finger into the ink and then place down firmly onto cardstock. Use different size fingers for each of the levels of the snowmen.
- Using a jounraling pen or permanent marker, draw in eyes, arms, and buttons on your snowmen. Add a small scrap of oragne cardstock for a nose.
- If desired, cover the ink fingerprints with Crackle Accents. Allow to dry and then assemble your card!