Friday, 17 May 2013

Distressed edges tutorial

Hi all
I've been asked about how to  distress the edges like the ones on my layouts. Today i will teach you how to get this simple effect.

 First you will need some water and a sponge.

 dab the edges with water but be careful not to soak it or your page will end up limp and with disintegrate.
 let it dry a little so it is a bit damp and the roll the edges between your fingers, you may need to wet your fingers to stop the paper drying out.
 you should have something like this, don't worry it doesn't have to be perfect.
 to make the tear, make a cut in the paper and wet the edges and roll the paper over itself.  you can then stick coloured card or other materials behind it.
to  get this effect i wet the page in a semi circle shape and made a small tear in the center and just rolled the paper down the page.
Please let me know if this tutorial was helpfull by leaving a comment and if you would like to share your layouts with me leave me a link and i will comment on your blog.


  1. Hi Katie, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog and the link you left me. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!


  2. Hi,
    thanks for the comment on my profile directing me to this page. How cool!!! I have never seen this type of distressing before, so it is awesome to learn a new technique:) Thanks!!!!

    Kelly (aka 2deep4me)