Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dabbling in Distress Paints.....

The new range of Tim Holtz Distress Paints have arrived at Crimson Cloud and we have been dabbling with them all day. These are no ordinary acrylic paints! Not only do they blend beautifully when wet, when they are dry they stay put. Which means you can put layer after layer on until you are happy with your result.

I put together a couple of projects today using the Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress paints.

And here are the two projects -

 I took a piece of heavy weight cardstock and dabbed the colours on - making sure I used the lightest colour first. I then spritzed the card heavily with water (you could use a pearly mica spray here) and moved the card around so that the paint spread and blended. I used my heat tool to dry the paint, and then dabbed any excess wet paint from my craft mat onto the painted card to add texture and interest.

I cut the cardstock in half to create two panels for my two cards.

For the Dreams card, I embossed my panel with the Sizzix Birds and Lace embossing folder

 and sanded the embossed impression to reveal the birds and flowers. The sentiment came from the Creative Expressions Birds stamp set

To create my second card, I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Creative Expressions Bark embossing folder

I used one of the brand new Couture Creations Ivy Doilies and die cut it from my second panel of painted cardstock

 The sentiment comes from the exclusive Crimson Cloud Sitting Fairy stamp set

I am now off to clean up the paint splatters from all over my craft room - even my lap top keyboard has some suspiciously pink fingerprints on it!
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1 comment:

  1. Those new paints look yummy the Crimson Cloud fairy look beautiful..... Such lovely card samples :) xx