Supplies: grungeblocks. distress ink (i like brushed corduroy or vintage photo mostly), ink blending tool, paint dabber (black soot), glossy accents (or you could use multi-medium), paint brush, sandpaper (you can use Ranger SandGrip)
step 1: select your grungeboard piece as well as the appropriate size grungeblocks.
step 2: stack the grungeboard piece on the block. note: the size of the grungeblock is entirely up to you. sometimes you may want a larger block with more border, other times you might want to select one that comes right up to the edges of the letter.
step 3: apply a small amount of glossy accents or other adhesive to the back of the grunge piece.
step 4: adhere on to grungeblock and press flat to dry.
step 5: shake paint dabber and unscrew lid and remove from dabber. dip end of paint brush into paint from lid.
step 6: paint entire grungeblock piece with black paint.
step 7: make sure you paint the entire grungeblock making sure you get paint inside all of the edges, sides, etc. all you need is a thin layer of paint so don't get this too thick. let paint dry completely!
step 8: once painted piece has dried, sand over the raised area with sanding paper scuffing the paint off of the raised letter. the design of this grip allows you to sand only the raised surface which is perfect for this.
step 9: continue sanding, scuffing, and scratching paint off of grungblock until desired look is achieved. note: wherever paint is removed from the grunge, that will be stained with ink in the next step.
step 10: ink over grungeblock with distress ink using ink blending tool. work ink into sanded areas using the tool until desired colour is achieved. note: you can use any color of distress ink to create a variety of custom looks to your grungeblocks.
there you have it – they look pretty good don't they? just think of adding them to your next project, or a perfect addition to a card for dad for father's day. hope this little tutorial inspired an idea or two.