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Distressed Samples by Michelle Thomas


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Boyz of Summer

Heidi Swapp letter in orange, this is one time that I really laid on the sanding because I needed to completely change the color of the letters. After sanding, I used Tim Holtz ink "weathered door" tto achieve the blue color and followed that by using Tim Holtz "tea dye".  I really wanted these letters to look worn so I did not sand them smooth...I left them frayed. I also used "weathered door" and "tea dye" for the Bazzill letters "ME"  The Heidi Swapp flower was originally white but I used TH ink "weathered door" to change it.  Finally I didn't trim the threads after I sewed on the page to give it still an overall worn out look.


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Beach Boy

Scenic Route papers and chipboard (I think the name was NORTHSHORE)
I sanded edges of all the chipboard with emery board...I will mention to you that emery boards are very abrasive and a light touch is all that is needed or you can completely remove your image or color from the chipboard.
Tim Holts distressed ink "worn paper" for edges


Always Be

Heidi Swapp letters and corners are distressed using an emery board, I used ColorBox "frostwhite" ink for the edges of paper


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