I have use this techniques a few times before but I guess somehow I've forgotten to blog about it until one of my blog reader asked me about one of my work. So, I've decided to use this technique again in my latest layout titled "Sweet Girl" in my baby gallery.
Here are the steps in using the scissors distressing technique.
1. Use a pair of scissors and drag or slide it across the edge of your paper. (Tips: Be bold and do not worry about tearing or cutting your paper)
2. After you've finished all the four edges of your paper, this is what it will look like. You can absolutely use your paper as it is now or you can add some depths to it with the next step.
3. For my layout, I've used two colours of Distress Ink to ink on the distressed edges of the paper. The choice of colours here, will depends of the colour scheme of your layout. Since I want to create a combo of green and red layout, I've used frayed burlap (which is dark but has a hint of green in it) and black soot. This step would definitely adds more depths to your distressed paper.
I've also used the same technique to distress the photograph in my layout.