Rustic Grunge Texture Technique and Sale!

Hey Everyone,
I decided to do a tutorial today for you all and so i went with a fun and rustic looking embossing technique which really adds a great vintage touch to any project. This technique is so super simple to recreate as well with minimal materials. I’m using a Tim Holtz birdcage die cut in this video and will have all the tools and supplies in the video 🙂

ALSO! We are having a valentines day sale on my etsy shop where i have over 500 different charms, baubles, trinkets and jewelry supplies to incorporate in your crafting! 

Use coupon code ::  VALENTINE12  at checkout to receive 12% off complete order!!!
and how to achieve this!

Thanks so much and let me know what you think below!


  1. February 13, 2012 / 11:20 pm

    Awesome tutorial Drew! Thanks for sharing.

  2. February 13, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    Love your tutorial Drew on the grunge textured bird cage! Also like your new hair style, makes you look more mature. Thanks for sharing! Sue

  3. February 14, 2012 / 2:12 am

    Turned out great Drew! Thanks for sharing.

  4. February 14, 2012 / 4:08 am

    I just bought this die – can’t wait to try this technique!!!

  5. February 14, 2012 / 5:59 am

    Hello! I just found out your blog from someone (I don’t remember who!). I find it awesome!! I will keep checking your blog, thanks for the inspiration 😉

  6. February 14, 2012 / 8:40 am

    Great tutorial Drew – have you tried WOW embossing powders yet ? You need to look them up – they’re amazing !

  7. February 14, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Great tutorial and such a awesome looking cage! I need to buy golden embossing powder and try that! Thank you for inspiring!

  8. February 15, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    Nice technique and even nicer result. Thanks for the video.

  9. Anonymous
    February 15, 2012 / 6:42 pm

    Such beautiful work Drew! Thanks for showing us. Maria

  10. February 15, 2012 / 9:58 pm

    Really great tutorial. Makes me want to run out and get that die!

  11. February 18, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    SO gorgeous! Now I can’t wait to go play with different colors of embossing powder and mists. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. February 27, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    NEAT! Thanks for the great tutorial! :o) You remind me of Tim Holtz so much! Nice to see crafting guys. You are very talented. Keep it up. Love your style.

  13. Mary Carmen
    March 4, 2012 / 4:10 pm

    I have learned more from you with these 2 videos than watching hundreds from youtube.
    You are not a crafter, you are an ARTIST.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent and ideas.