Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artisan Elements Tutorial

If you have Pink Paislee's Artisan Elements, then you know how gummy and fun they are. The problem is that inking them and misting them only gives you a little bit of color, which is fine, but may not always be the result you're looking for.

Here's a quick tutorial on adding color and distressing the Artisan Elements to suit your projects:

What you'll need:
  • Artisan Element of choice
  • craft sheet
  • paint and small brush
  • Distress Ink and applicator
  • baby wipe

1. Use a small paint brush to color your element making sure to cover all the grooves.

2. While the paint is still wet, use a baby wipe to remove paint from the raised areas.

3. Let the paint dry (or use a heat tool to speed up the process)

4. This step is totally optional, but to achieve a more tattered effect, ink your element with a coordinating shade of Distress Ink

5. Your Artisan Element is ready to embellish your page!

Here's an example of how I incorporated it into my layout:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try! These elements are fun and beautiful!


Gerry said...

What a great tutorial, Jolaine! TFS! Love your beautiful page! Hugs ~Gerry~

Debbie said...

First off what a gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I will definitely give is a try!

Jesi said...

Beautiful... congrats

pennyd said...

These elements look like a lot of fun - thanks for the tutorial!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Just got some- they are fantastic! Great page design.

Anonymous said...

Great lo & thanks so much for the tutorial!! I have a bunch of the Elements but wasn't sure how to use them. Now I can't wait to try your technique out :)

Natasha said...

Awesome tut! Love the effect! TFS Jolaine!