Youtube by Blanche Siegmann from La Blanche stamps.
There are 3 main steps to it: You need Ranger or indeed La Blanche speciality stamping paper, - I used Ranger and it worked fine.
Step 1 - cover your page with Metallic Distress Stain (I used Brushed Pewter).
Step 2 - When stain has dried, swipe over it with a Distress Ink Pad, I used two blue tones, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. You can blend the colours a bit with a blending tool if you want.
Step 3 - Take some stencils of your choice, a damp cloth or baby wipe, gently rub over the stencil and the colour will lift. After that I did some more stencilling, this time using Archival ink in coffee.
I finished the background by doing some background stamping, using La Blanche stamps, and both Archival Black and gold acrylic paint.
Here is the finished background and I have to say I am pretty pleased with it and will definitely use this technique again.
Here you can maybe see a bit how the stamping in Black and gold kind of works together. Unfortunately it's almost impossible to pick up the subtle shimmer of the gold paint.
I added a few thin strips of old book paper and tissue tape for a bit more interest.
To finish the page I stamped a few Ephemera pieces, again, using various La Blanche stamps.
And here is the finished page.
With a rusted up pen nib added to the little paper strips.
And here at last the finished page glued in place in my journal.
Well, that's it for today, have a good week and stay creative! Thanks for your visit like always