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What fun distressing paper looks like! So I decided to do some research of my own. I went through loads of blogs and tutorials showing how to distress paper using distress inks and yadi yadi. I kept on looking till I found A cherry on top. This blog here showed some interesting distressing techniques, both with and without distress inks. As a budget crafter, it struck my fancy. So I decided to try out the budget techniques for distressing paper and archiving them all together with my experiences.
For this first technique, you will require:
Sand paper (medium coarse)
I applied this two different ways. First, I took a piece of cardstock and distressed the edges. this is done by sanding right at the edges of the paper.
The right side is not distressed. The left side shows the distressed edges. works *wink*
The second, I sanded the entire face of the project I was working on.
After sanding, the paper felt coarse and the texture became more pronounced. Works too *smiles*
Haven't been around for a while. But that's because life gave me LEMONS...very sour ones. It's a lot to take in when people lie to you and be good to your face but in reality, they don't even like to see your face?! Here come in the manipulators. And here you are trying to be miss goody two-shoes, wanting world peace *spits*
It only works out in fairy tales doesn't it? Only in fairy tales there is a happily ever after. Reality check: happily ever after comes only if you numb yourself and detach yourself emotionally. Ok, enough negativity for today. Let me go find some sugar for these lemons now.
Here's some exciting news I thought to share with you peeps...I am shifting my old table to my new home!
This means I get a proper crafting space...no more searching for substitutes...no more laziness regarding work. With proper space, I can craft and craft away all day!!
PS Searching for proper channel to sell craftwork :)
Eid Mubarak to all you peeps out there! Hope this Eid brings proseperity to all. May Allah Subhanawata'allah accept our prayers and ibadah of Ramadan. . And may we be able to exploit the benefits of next Ramadan. Insha allah and Amen.
I'm really excited today! Firefly girl, Varah Musavvir is hosting the second Crafter''s Expo in Karachi in December. My stall booking got confirmed and I am positively ecstatic and can't wait for a wonderful experience (Insha Allah)! This will be the first expo for Nidzy's.
So true when it comes to artists and crafters. However, I would add that "he who works with his hands and his head and his heart is a crafter." Agree or not? I would say affirmative! Many would not understand this. But us crafters relate to this addendum ;)
I have come across in situations where people ask me: "what are you going to do with this garbage?" I say to them: "well, create great works of art, of course!" And they say "say wha-at?" Mhmm ( Queen Latifah style). Crafting does not mean buying expensive material and making amazing products. a True crafter would grab them scraps and reuse and recycle in ways unfathomable to an (ahem) ordinary person (no offenses). This is real crafting.
Ruffle flowers from fabric scraps
For me, crafting is my world (second to my husband). It is my safe haven. A place I go to for respite in times of hardships. Crafting boosts my motivation, my self-confidence. Crafting is what defines me. Crafting is not merely transmuting vision to product. It is a journey. A journey towards self-fulfillment. A journey that may or may not be lucrative but it is a journey still that is productive and constructive.
Thus, crafting is a safe haven. It is something that brings peace and tranquility in chaos; where hardships seem like little specks; where problems fade away. Although it requires the mind, it also requires the body and soul. The soul needs, the mind responds and the body acts. It is so beautiful that even the loneliest of moments are not lonely. The whole world becomes a canvas to the imagination (Thoreau).