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.