It’s time for another installment of Tooling Around with Teri!
Last time I was here, many of you wanted to know more about the Distrezz-It-All and scoring boards.
I’m going to spend the next two days here exploring these cool tools. Hopefully, you’ll learn a little bit about them and leave with some new ideas.
Let kick off things today by distressing it with the Distrezz-it-All from Zutter:
This is a cool tool that is quite addictive, if I do say so myself. Once you start using the Distrezz-it-All, it’s hard to stop.
It is a simple but powerful tool that allows you to distress paper, chipboard, wood, cardboard and more with the flick of a button.
This tool has a blade you turn on by plugging the tool into an electrical outlet and holding down a button on the side. The blade is hidden in an opening that you slide what you want to distress through. The blade will distress the edge by shredding and nicking it.
Here’s how it works:
1. Plug the Distrezz-it-All in an outlet. Hold down the white button on the side:
2. Slide a piece of paper through the opening and over the blade:
3. Repeat the second step until the paper is distressed to your taste:
4. Unplug the tool. Turn it over and remove door to remove paper waste:
In addition to sliding paper over the blade, you can also pounce it on the blade. This will give will give you a slightly different look.
Here are some projects I made with this tool:
I distressed five different patterned papers at the same time with the Distrezz-it-All for this card. One of the beauties of the tool is you can distress a stack of papers at the same time and get a fairly uniform look with the distressing.
I also distressed the chipboard frame. It took a little practice, but I was able to slowly turn the frame over the blade to distress the edges.
I simply decorated a thick piece of chipboard here and distressed it with the tool. I also distressed the bottom edges the chipboard letters. To add to the look, I finished distressing them by scuffing them with my scissors.
I used the tool to distress the wood panel you see here. I used a thin Balsa wood so the tool nicked the edges rather than distressing it more uniformly. I also used the tool to distress the edge of my card.
Leave a comment and I’ll pick one of you to win the Distrezz-It-All from Zutter! All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Let’s hear it for the Distrezz-it-All,
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal
P.S. Hit my blog today to see some more projects made with the Distrezz-it-All. And tune in tomorrow to hear all about scoring boards!