Tutorial Thursday: Creating Burnt Canvas Edges using Stains, Inks, and Mists

Hey Guys!  I'm so excited that it's almost October, which means Halloween is just around the corner!  For those of you who have been following the blog for a long time know that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I just love all the spookiness that is Halloween.  The ghosts and goblins, and colors that represent the holiday.  It's creepily fun!

Today, I'm going to show you how to get that wonderful burnt look on the edge of canvas (without having to set it afire!) that's perfect for Halloween projects. 

It's 3 easy steps:

ATChalloween (1 of 1) Step #1:  Start with a Maya Road Canvas ATC Coaster Album set.  Use Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain to completely cover the ATC.  Apply 2 coats, and dry.

ATChalloween (1 of 1)-2 Step #2:  Rub Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges of the tag just like you would around paper.  Be generous in applying.

ATChalloween (1 of 1)-3 Step #3:  Spray the edges of the tag where the distress ink is with Perfect Pearls Mists (my new favorite thing!!).  The water in the mist kind of "activates" the ink so it appears darker and smudged, which gives a very nice effect.  FYI,  Perfect Pearls Mists don't add color only glimmer.

ATChalloween (1 of 1)-4 Here I used (from left to right) Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord, and Shabby Shutters Distress Stains.

ATChalloween (1 of 1)-5 Decorating them is like eating candy.  You just want one right after another.  They're so easy, and fun.  I hope you enjoy!



I have some store news for those of you interested.  The Ranger Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Ink Set FALL 2011 is sold out.  Thank you all so much for the unbelievable response! 

Here's the great news, we are now taking pre-orders for the WINTER 2011 Distress Ink Set.  That's right!  We snagged the Winter Sets!!  They are expected to ship sometime in the beginning of November.  You can PRE-ORDER yours now by clicking here.  It's the same deal as the Fall set, very limited quanities and first come, first serve.


Also, we are having a SALE on KaiserCraft, including the new Bonjour collection (now shipping!!).  Everything KaiserCraft is 10% off!!  Sale price reflected at checkout (no coupon required).


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2 responses

  1. I adore these tags. I have the distress stains and I haven’t been thrilled with them (shhh, don’t tell Tim) but I haven’t tried them on canvas and I see what I have been missing. I shall go and try it today.

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