Now they define "grunge" as "grime" or dirt and say that distressed edges and layers of ink can be grunge as well. S0 I went whole hog, using as many techniques as I could think of!
Now, in my mind, grunge is brown. Lots of brown. So I started with kraft and yellowed papers, "brown" Distress Oxide Inks and embossing powders, and a paper edge distressor to set up my background. I blended two Distress Oxide inks on the base card and on torn and distressed edges. I used three different embossing powders, layered one on top of the other, over "cracks" in the collage to mimic dirt. I added a piece of brown magic mesh to add some texture.
- Stencils: Stampers Anonymous Mini Layering Stencil "Splatters" (THMS009)
- Inks: Distress Oxide "Walnut Stain" and "Vintage Photo"; Distress Ink "Ground Espresso"; Distress Marker "Ground Espresso"; Ranger Emboss It pen "clear"
- Embossing Powders: copper (maker unknown - label missing); Gina K "Dark Chocolate"; and Ranger "Antique Linen" (TIM21087)
- Papers: white semi-gloss card base; Idea-ology Paper Stash "Motif: (TH93112) and "Memoranda" (TH93550)
- Embellishments: Magic Mesh "brown"; Idea-ology Clippings Stickers" (TH93583); Paper Studio Mixed Media "Burlap Coils" (916593); Little Birdie VIntaj Handmade Flowers "Donatella Flowers Rustic Tan" (CR29256)
- Adhesives: RedLine 1/8" Embossing Tape; EK Tools 3D foam dots
- Tools: Floss to my Heart "Edge Distresser" (21297)