Distress Paints

Welcome to the Scrapfest Blog Hop!  For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Beth and I love to create – both papercrafts and other things – and I know I’m having fun when I end up with painty or inky fingers.

For my birthday, what I really wanted was some of the new Distress Paints.  My birthday is the end of February, and they didn’t arrive in New Zealand until the beginning of March, but my mum was on to it and I waited patiently… And they were worth the wait: typically Distress product with beautiful colours, lovely blending without getting too muddy, and that great property of being reactive with water.  And I love how they are in little dauber bottles so no paintbrushes required.

My first project with the paints was, fittingly, a birthday card and Prezzy Card cover for my mum’s birthday!  I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock to add another texture.  I put the paints onto my craft mat, and then just swiped and twisted the cardstock through it.  Some of the colours blended to create new colours, and looked even more amazing.

Mum's Birthday Card

For this card used Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Picket Fence, but you can see how the colours have blended to give me that lovely turquoise colour.  I finished the card off with a matching ribbon, a pretty sparkly rose from Prima, and a tag cut with my Cuttlebug and stamped.  Mum loved it.

For the Prezzy Card, I measured the cover and cut the cardstock slightly larger.  And I used Barn Door, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn, which created me these beautiful autumnal colours.  I cut the letters using the Cuttlebug, and added rick-rack and a matching rose from Prima.

Prezzy Card Cover

Both of these were quick and easy, and very effective.  And (most importantly) mum loved them!

These paints were such fun, that I used some money I’d been given for my birthday to order some more!  I can see these would be great with a little pearl ink spray, on a canvas, and even on a scrapbook page, can’t wait to play some more.  And one little hint: I’ve painted a sticker with each colour, then used a 3/4″ circle punch and written the name on top, then stick to the top of the caps, so it is easy to distinguish what is where when they are in a box or drawer.  I did the same thing with my Distress Stains.

Thank you so much for hopping here, your next hop is  Vicki Parker http://vickiparker.wordpress.com/

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