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Burned Edges

by: Shelly Newkirk

Burning the edges with ink is an easy way to get a very Vintage look.  I use two to four shades of brown ink with the final very outer edge of black ink.  The ink can be applied with a sponge or a square of Cut n Dry foam (Ranger).  With the Cut n Dry I use swirling motions.

The sample picture shows the lightest ink is deepest application, with each ink being slightly darker and narrower strip.  For this example I used Ranger's Distressed inks.  The lightest is Antique Linen, then Brushed Couduroy, followed by Walnut Stain and finishing off the burn look with Soot Black.


In the card shown I have  "burned" the edges of the tiger image.  It has torn edges, my preferred way to "burn" an edge as the tear area absorbs a lot of ink giving a very dark burny appearance when the final inking of black is applied.

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2 Responses »

  1. great way to make the look. I only have a few browns.. but I think I still can make it work. I do like the look.

  2. hmmm I do not see a tiger image here or a completed card you are referring too. Is a picture missing perhaps? Great technique though and one I like to use often too!