Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Test Drive: Metallic Distress Stains

Hey all!  Another Test Drive this week with the new Ranger Metallic Distress Stains that will be arriving to stores soon.  
antiqued bronze, brushed pewter, tarnished brass
I used multi-medium to adhere paper from the Seasonal Paper stash to a wood board (4 1/4 x 12 1/2").  The size of the board is not important...it was just a leftover board that was in my work space. Once it was dry, I sanded the edges with a sanding block.
Using another sheet of paper from the same pack I cut up little strips from this paper.  Yes, I know it's images of vintage firecracker boxes but the colors complement each other.
Add the strips to the board with multi-medium.  Dry with Heat tool.
I sanded away some edges (brush away any paper pieces) and then added a coat of multi-medium over the entire surface.  Let it dry again.
Then I covered it all up.
Working quickly, I used gesso to cover the surface. 
Then wipe away with a baby wipe.
The wood is about 12" long so I worked in 4" sections down the board so I could manipulate the gesso before drying.
Now let it dry.
and clean your paintbrush.
Once dry (I helped it along with the Heat Tool), I added Frayed Burlap Distress Stain over the entire surface and let it dry again.  It gives a nice color to the white gesso...if you get too much you can blot it off.  Dry with a Heat Tool.
Squeeze out a bit of the new Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter onto a craft sheet.  In person it looks like liquid silver.
I used my finger to rub it on to the board around and on top of all the paper pieces.  Difficult to see in this shot but it adds a silver shimmer to the piece.  Very cool.
 Next I glued music paper (from the same paper stash) to a piece of Grunge Board.  I cut them into separate pieces that fit the heart die I was planning to use.
 Using the Vagabond, I cut 3 hearts using the Alterations Mini Heart set die.  Easy.
Added a word from the Chitchat sticker book, inked the edges with Vintage Photo, then ringed the edge with the tip of the bottle of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.  I added a bit more of the silver stain with a brush (but just a bit).
I decided to try it out on metal by using a leaf shape from the Idea-ology Foliage set.  I added the Stain and dried it with a Heat Tool.  It worked perfectly.
 Then I sanded it to reveal some of the metal underneath.
Back to the board now.
Adding in some Stampers Anonymous stamps.
My favorite honeycomb stamp because this piece is about being together.
Black Archival ink of course, so it will not fade.
 Now my favorite nature stamp from this set - Nature's Discovery
You can see all the hearts waiting to be glued down.
 
Archival ink in Coffee was used to stamp all along the bottom edge, leaving a space for the hearts to be lined up on the right.  I think I like this stamp so much because it's long so you can move it around using different parts of the stamp.
 
I noticed this stamp in when I was getting out the others and wanted to use it as a sub-text almost.  So I stamped it with the Coffee ink...
 then dabbed it off until it was a very subtle ghost of an image. 
I also stamped it a couple more times in the same fashion on different parts of the board.  You might not even notice it at first, which is exactly what I wanted.  Less distraction from the main 3 words on the hearts.
I added the 3 hearts with Glossy Accents as well as the leaf shape which I used more as a flame...once again reinforcing the words, embrace-everyday-togther (or maybe I was inspired by the Olympics going on in London right now).
 Gotta have a bit of vintage...
 So I added the old pearl over the hole.
 Okay, on to the sides...a little Tissue Tape (Sketchbook) and Distress Markers.
 I covered the edge with the Tissue Tape then colored in one or two butterflies on each side.
Use a water brush to move the ink from the marker around and lighten, then add in another color. 
Once dry, I added a layer of Matte-Medium to secure the tape to the edges of the board.  Remember, Tissue Tape doesn't like to stick to itself (or it would never come off the roll) so you will need glue/matte-medium to secure it to itself or the wood.

 
I really like how this piece turned out.  The metallic stain adds just a bit of subtle sparkle.  I wish the camera could photograph it as I see it.  Very rich with a lot of subtle layers.
click picture to see in full view
The Metallic stains can be used in other ways of course.  The creative genius, Shelly Hickox made a fabulous pop up card here that uses brushed pewter distress stain on the inside to mimic metal.  Be sure to take a look.


So of course, since this is a Test Drive there is a prize...leave us a comment by Wednesday at midnight.  I will post the winners on Thursday. 
a nice Ranger apron, Antiqued bronze, and multi-medium



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The WINNERS of the Idea-ology messenger bags are:



Blogger SusanK said...
What a wonderful opportunity you have! Enjoy the meetings but keep watch of the sun and heat! That's one amazing promo bag...it would like nice hanging on my left shoulder.
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...
I would love it to be my bag ;)

Danielle
Blogger Diane D. said...
Can you pack Tim and Mario in the bag?????
Blogger connie said...
Put my name in the hopper...I would love using it!

CONGRATULATIONS winners....please email us your address so we can get them out to you.

207 comments:

  1. Cool project, thanks for showing it with lots of detailed pictures for each step, that helps a lot seeing it come together!

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  2. WOW! I love how this project turned out. I would definitely like to try out the new distress stains from tim. From what I see here I will love it! Thanks for giving us a chance to win this awesome gift-pack!

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  3. Congratz to all the winners!! Enjoy your new bag!

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  4. Wow! These are gorgeous stains! I think your project is awesome. So vintage! I would love to win some stains. I don't have any yet so this would be the perfect place to start. Thanks for the oportunity.

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  5. Congrats to the winners!!
    I am looking forward to getting the metallics!! Love your project!

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  6. Your test drives are so much more fun than the ones the car dealers offer! Love the look of those stains on the metal!

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  7. Love these test drives! What neat new products!

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  8. Love how your board turned out, gorgeous. Thanks for all the tips, can't wait to get my hands on these metallic distress stains.

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  9. Thanks so much for doing the Test Drive! I've been drooling over these metallic stains and it's pretty cool to see them in action! I love the project you created with them--inspirational! =D

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  10. Love these metallic stains! Can't wait to use them!

    thanks!

    Lori

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  11. Your project turned out so cool! I'm excited to get my little hands on some of those metallic stains! :)

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  12. Beautiful project - love what you did with the leaf charm! Thank you for another chance to win.

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  13. an awesome piece of art, love it!! those hearts are brilliant!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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  14. thank you for that wonderful tutorial...very helpful

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  15. Looks like yet another wonderful new product I need!! Thanks for sharing your project and how you used these cool new stains.

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  16. Thanks for the detailed instructions, Paula, you make it look so easy. I only recently started using the stains and keep finding new uses for them--they are very versatile. I would love to try the metallic stain and copper is my favorite finish!

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  17. Great job!! I can't wait to test drive the new metallic stains myself! Very exciting stuff! :D

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  18. once again - a FAB project and a FAb prize !!!

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  19. Your end result is gorgeous! I would have never thought of so many steps to make all the layers cohesive. Thank you for sharing your wonderful techniques. Joyful Creating...

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  20. Beautiful piece, I can't wait to try the Metallic Distress Stains.

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  21. This is wonderful work here. The stamp you call honeycomb I say looks like chicken wire and I love that look!

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  22. I do love the test drives! Sometimes I look at a product and can't see WHAT to do. I like seeing your ideas AND the prize at the end. Thanks!

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  23. What a beautiful project - I love the vintage look. I can't wait till these stains are available to see them in real life. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Wow, can't believe what you did with that board. I need some of these products you used. I haven't seen the stash papers before. Thanks for the lesson.

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  25. I am in love with that board, simply gorgeous. Thanks for the great step by step

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  26. what an incredible, breathtaking, truly awesome board! I simply LOVE your mixed media projects. I've seen lots of them out there, but only yours have such a great impact on me. Can't believe all that depth and beauty, looking at them and contemplating the pictures for quite a time and sometimes I'm very close to actually having tears in my eyes. Thank you very much for what you're doing, you're just brilliant, an artist and a poet and a person with a kind heart.

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  27. You make it look so easy but I know your creativity was responsible for the gorgeous look and those colors are divine! I love the stains so the metallic stains are frosting on the cake, can't wait to try them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  28. Oh Lordy, more art supplies to buy...
    Great finished project. I have lots of walls that need boards like that lol.

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  29. Love how this board turned out. Thank You for the detailed instructions. Congrats to the winners of the bag!

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  30. Great tutorial and thak you for opportunity to win!
    Hugs

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  31. I didn't think I needed metal distress to add to metal "alcohol" inks...but you have shown me that I need these too! :)

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  32. Fabulous project! thank you for the step by step and looking forward to experimenting with the stains and stamps.

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  33. The metallic distress stains - can't wait to get my grubby hands on that! Loved how on your board it didn't matter what paper you used - once you layered it with product it all came together!

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  34. Really fab - love the shape of your project, it gives it a real 'panoramic' view - gorgeous! M x

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  35. Fantastic projects I would love to try out the new metallic stains thansk for giving us the chance :0))

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  36. I love how your project turned out. I am thinking I'll try this technique to make some Christmas gifts this year.

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  37. I cant wait to get my hands on the new stains to test drive them myself....looks like F U N!

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  38. I love reading your posts and enjoy seeing how the projects come together. Thanks for the chance to win. A Ranger apron, how wonderfully cool is that!

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  39. I have no idea how you ladies conceive such amazing yet doable projects in your head! I am blown away by your creativity. I wasn't aware of the metallic stains. I am still trying to buy a few regular distress stains on sale :) I would love to win these! luckyUNDERSCORErupaATyahooDOTcom

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  40. Just wonderful. I have no more words... wonderful! Oh - yes, a few more words: thank you so much for taking us through your creation of this fabulous project in so much detail. Utterly inspiring!
    Alison x

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  41. Such an incredible piece of art! I love how you put such an original spin on what you do. Love the stain on the leaves. Gorgeous! And thanks so much for the kinds words about my card!

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  42. great piece-love the new stains!

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  43. What a great step by step you gave us here! Thanks so much. The project is shabby-licious! I've been dying to try out the metallic stains...

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  44. love your tutorial - thanks for your tips on the foliage leaf and coloring
    tissue tape. So looking forward to using those metallic stains.

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  45. Super project. Especially appreciate the detailed instructions. You get me to step out of my comfort zone again and again. THANKS.

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  46. i just love the hearts on your fabulous background. So very creative. Thank you!!!

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  47. i just love the hearts on your fabulous background. So very creative. Thank you!!!

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  48. Love the vintage feeling of the project. The coloured butterflies on the side are a great touch! Thanks for the chance, Vron

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  49. I'd Love an opportunity to win :)
    Have had these New metallic stains on my wish list.
    Cool how you used them on the metal foliage!
    I have the tissue tape & distress markers, so thanks for that tip I can try.
    Your art projects are always way cool!
    I could sure use that cool Ranger apron too..

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  50. SUPER cute! Love the "flame" and that vintage pearl is just the perfect final touch.

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  51. Can't wait to try these new stains!

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  52. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. You never cease to amaze me. Just when I think "where in the world is she going with this?" you whip out something awesome. Oh and i want to win because I am dyyyiiiiiinnnnnnggggggg to get ahold of Metallic stains.

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  54. You never cease to amaze me. Just when I think "where in the world is she going with this?" you whip out something awesome. Oh and i want to win because I am dyyyiiiiiinnnnnnggggggg to get ahold of Metallic stains.

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  55. Great project. Loved the tutorial, couldn't wait to get to the end
    and see the finished project.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. I love the metallic distress stains!!! I would love to try them out. I also loved your project. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. I am dying to play with these stains.Thanks for the chance to win some!
    Judi (taylorjudi@hotmail.com

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  58. Thanks for the step by step, it is a wonderful project.

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  59. What a neat project. Those stains look like a lot of fun.
    Nancy Bailey
    thebailey5@charter.net

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  60. I am learning how to do more techniques all the time, and this looks like something I will have to try. Those Distress Stains are really cool.
    Karen
    pilonka@comcast.net

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  61. Love your project board and couldn't be more pleased than to see the coming of these new stains!

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  62. Must be even prettier in real life. Love the classic metallic colors. :o)

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  63. These metallic stains are tops on my summer CHA list of "got to haves." Loved your project - can't wait to try the stains on metals pieces.

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  64. WoW, this is one fabulous project! Love the look of the new distress stains ... can't wait to add 'em to my stash!

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  65. THANK YOU for sharing the "journey" of this project!! You were so generous in sharing how you accomplished the different steps to get the finished results. Lovin' the reason for the stamps and embellishments that you chose.
    Late summer blessings......~Sandie

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  66. This tutorial was so good, I stopped eating chocolate cake to read it!

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  67. Totally wonderful! I'm anxious to get some metallic stains.

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  68. Beautiful work. Thank you for the tips. Can't wait to get those stains.

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  69. I cannot wait to try this all out, I think I have almost all of the products used, so thought, I can do something like this!! Thanks for a great tutorial. Also can't wait to get the stains, so would love to win one. Thanks!

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  70. I would just love to test drive these yummy treats!

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  71. Such a nice piece. I like to see your ideas. I would love to have a chance to try the new products.
    Thanks
    ~Tina

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  72. What a fabulous creative mind you have. Have the things you did I would never even think to do. What you have made is fantastic!!! Just gorgeous...and love the stain...even on metal...so cool!

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  73. great tutorial... the new stain colors are awesome. Sometimes a little detail can make the difference between pretty and wow!
    love the tutorial!!

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  74. This is a wonderful way to use up leftover wood and different papers. Very cool!

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  75. Love the opportunity to win - thank you for making it possible!

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  76. Thank you very much for such a detailed and inspiring tutorial
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    for the chance to be the very lucky winner!
    oxo

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  77. I can't wait to use the metallic distress stains! I love your multi-media art! You continue to inspire and I need to get busy! Thanks.

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  78. Love the tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing. Congrats to all the lucky winners!


    RJ

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  79. Ooohhh.... I would love to try this. Pick me!
    Thx for doing this.
    Cindy

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  80. Gorgeous project. These distress stains are amazing.

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  81. I would happily hang your project on my wall. Thanks for the step-by-step so I can try to recreate. I loved Shelly's masculine card as well. Thanks for sharing her blog. Another thanks for offering prizes! I really LOVE prizes!!!

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  82. Gretchen McDowellAugust 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Such a wonderful project and love the distress stain!! Thank you for sharing such great art!

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  83. Oh I just love your project. I would love to win these new products to try!!
    Robin

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  84. What a fabulous project!!! Thanks for the step by step photos. I’ll pin this for future crafty inspiration.

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  85. What a fabulous project!!! Thanks for the step by step photos. I’ll pin this for future crafty inspiration.

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  86. Love this!! Going to try my hand at this! Thanks for the beautiful detailed pictures.

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  87. Way cool! Can't wait to try them.

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  88. Very nice project! I like the effect of the metallic distress stain on the gesso/paper and the metal. :)

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  89. What a delightful piece of art! I love all the different layers of goodness on it, especially the new metallic distress stain!

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  90. Gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  91. This is a wonderful project - I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing all the steps - beautiful!! Your creativity is just boundless! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies too!

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  92. Love to win the apron, so I wont get messy again.

    I love this project. Thanks for sharing it, so I can try it myself.

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  93. wonderful project, thank you for sharing.

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  94. Love your project! Thanks for the great step by step, and the chance to win.

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  95. Dangnabbit Paula! There's drool on my keyboard again! LOVE the new Metallic Stains and would love to add some *free* ones to my stash (and cross three more off my Tim Holtz app on my phone!)

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  96. I love it. The distress technique is wonderfully used here. I've got to find some boards lying around so I can get to work!

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  97. Very pretty piece. I'm going shopping this weekend! Mary Werner

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  98. LOVE what you did. I just recently bought a lot of wood boxes and this would be perfect!!! Thanks for the inspiration, it makes me think different about all my distress stains.

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  99. The piece is so pretty. Thanks for the step by step. I learned several things.

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  100. You always inspire me to try new things! Beautiful project.

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  101. Can't wait to try these, Love all my other stains!
    Janey

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  102. Love your project, lots of detail.

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  103. My goodness - the products and steps that you use! Outstanding! Best of all, I see that I could do that! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  104. wow, i just wrote a beautiful comment and poof blogger ate it. i will try to remember what all i said. thanks for showing us the thought process behind this. i love seeing haw different products are used. i see things like this and think "no way i could make that" and the way you describe it i think perhaps i could. very nice tutorial. thanks for taking the time to show us!

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  105. What a stunning project. I can't wait to try out these new distress stains.

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  106. Just love your technique-based tutorials!

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  107. Love this project, can't wait to give the new distress stains a try.

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  108. LOVE this piece of art! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  109. i loved following the process. thank you for sharing.

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  110. That is a beautiful project. I love it. Aren't these products wonderful.

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  111. Dragging out my Seasonal Stash to give this test drive a run today! These metallic distress stains are the icing on the top of any page, tag, or altered item!!!!!!

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  112. Love the wonderful pics you took of all the different layers . This piece is beautiful and looks like it was a lot of fun to make!

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  113. I love the coloring you did on the tissue tape

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  114. I'm so excited to try out the new metallics!! Love the project :)

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  115. I love the layers....especially the Firecracker paper! Can't wait for the metallics, as I am a Distress Stain Junkie and have not had a "fix" in a while!

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  116. Love, love, love this project:::so inspiring:)))))

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  117. I can't wait to get my hands on these new metallic distress stains. Also love the stamp set you used in the project. Great project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  118. Would love the yummy apron and the distress stain and multi-medium !

    cathy thompson

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  119. I just love this board! It inspires me to go find one and do a collage! Thanks for sharing this.

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  120. What a great project. Can't wait to try the metallic stains for my crafts. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  121. great project! Makes me want to go play now...

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  122. What can I add....I agree with everyone above. These stains are great to play and your artwork is AWESOME!!

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  123. Beautiful project!! So many awesome details! I love this stuff!!

    Congrats to all the winners of the bags! So happy for you!

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  124. What a great project. I love it, those new stains are so great can't wait to have them to play with.

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  125. Very cool! I loved all the different mediums you used, the details....

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  126. Love all the steps shown in such detail! Thanks to T!M for introducting me to your blog! :)

    Linda Hofacker
    linda228@woh.rr.com

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  127. That is a fabulous piece. You are very talented!

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  128. What a wonderful project. I love that you took a simple piece of wood and just added all kinds of WOW to it.
    Jumped here from TimHoltz.com and will be back.

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  129. Just gorgeous....I want to make something like that..it always looks messy..your one on the other hand is just stunning. I love it!
    Thanks for the detailed pictures

    TFS
    Hugz

    Shamela :-)

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  130. Absolutely gorgeous! Cannot wait to get my little inky fingers on those new stains!

    bast830@comcast.net

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  131. What a cool project!! Thank you so much for sharing! I am really curious about the new metallic distress stains, and you convinced me I must have them! :)

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  132. So many cool techniques! I love the composition and use of the stamps!!!

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  133. Wow, what a gorgeous project! Makes me want to go home and scrounge around for an old board. I was happy to get a peek at the metallic stains -- lots of great possibilities with those, it looks like.

    ~ Laura

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  134. Wonderful project and thanks for the detailed tutorial with photos. I am definitely going to "lift" this idea! I do not have all the products used but I can use what I have! Definitely going to get some mettalic stains (to use on this project) and to add to my stains stash! Thanks for chance to win!

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  135. what a wonderful idea...great piece!
    Jean S
    Dallas

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  136. That is an AWESOME project and you've provided an excellent tutorial! I believe I will be able to make this! Thank you!!

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  137. Great tutorial. You did a fine job explaining each step. I am convinced that I can do this too. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!

    Debra
    Debwinstew@aol.com

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  138. I really really love your project and thanks for a chance to win.

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  139. Excellent project anf great tutorial! Thanks!

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  140. I love the board, I am going to Lowes to get some wood right now! Love the new Metallic stain, I know I will as I can't really see but I know I will love it. Love the new move to T!m.

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  141. This is a wonderful project. I dearly love stains and can't wait for the metallics to arrive. Thanks for sharing.

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  142. wowowowow! what a beautiful piece!! thank you for a wonderful step-by-step!!

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  143. Love your project! Would love to get my hands on some Metallic stain to try!!

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  144. Wow! Thanks for the test drive. I will certainly give it a try. Beautiful! I love the combination of mixed media to give the distressed look.

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  145. What a stunning project. I love the way you mixed all of the products to create such a great effect. Loving the new distress metallics!

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  146. Great project! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

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  147. Wow, what gorgeous project...lovin the mettalic Distressed Stains:) Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  148. This is Gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step tutorial...I gotta try it.
    Thanks!

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  149. Oh my fascinating technique... great tutorial... another must try !And those metallics look awesome!

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  150. Very Cool, reminds me of a portion of an old fence, great job! I may have to find a piece of wood in my stash! Can't wait to get my hands on some of those new stains!

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  151. Ohmigoodness!!!! I'm in awe! I'm so inspired by this project! Great instructions! Thanks!

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  152. I cannot wait to try these new Distressed Stains out!

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  153. Great project and the new products look awesome! Can't wait to try them.

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  154. I was drooling for these metallic stains before, but now!!!! Beautiful project!!! Super instructions!!! Thanks!!

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  155. I love seeing your process as you develop the piece!'thank you for the step by step
    Holly

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  156. I really love the end result. Sooooo beautiful ! I would so hang this in my living room. I have the perfect spot. :)

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  157. I love these test drives...keep them coming please! I would have passed this by in the store if I had not seen this. Love the outcome-so beautiful!

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  158. Really nice. I can not wait to try out the metallic stains! More to add to the stash!

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  159. Love this project and layout. Love the way you documented the steps. Trying a version of this tomorrow. Thank for the inspiration.

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  160. I love this idea! The use of the stains in lots of ways gave me the inspiration for some new projects. Thanks!

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  161. Love the use of the papers and the new metallic stains. I can't wait to try these and wil definitely try the use of wood.

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  162. I absolutely love these, cant wait to get my hands on some, love the project! :)

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  163. Lovely tutorial! I'm eagerly looking forward to the metallic stains!

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  164. This is gorgeous! I have to try something like this. It is amazing!!!

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  165. I really appreciate seeing ways to use the products. Thanks for these ideas with the metallic stains.

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  166. luv your style...just discovered your blog a short time ago but am always inspired by your projects. would love to start my own collections of mixed media arts. you certainly make it look easy. thanks

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  167. Wow! I love this! It has an organic feel but the metallic stains hint at more modern times. I can't wait to try out those metallic stains!

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  168. Under the wire? I would love a chance to win!!

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  169. Beautiful, I can't wait to play with these new stains

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  170. Oh how I love this beautiful piece of art! I am sooo loving those new metallic distress stains! Thanks for the test drive!

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  171. Amazing project, which I am going to CASE :) I love it!

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  172. Gorgeous! nd thanks for sharing every step by step!

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  173. Love this technique. Thanks so much for holding our hands the whole way through. Now I feel I can do this!
    DianeD

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  174. Thanks for the test drive on those metallic Distress Stains, Paula dear. They are going to be fabulous to play with once we can get our hands on them--would love to win that apron and the stain and mm so I can get messy--thanks for the chance to win!

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  175. That is WONDERFUL! I'm always so impressed with people who are able to get so much depth in their pieces. Mine always end up either muddied or chaotic! :(

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  176. Excellent instructions for a beautiful piece!

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  177. I love this test drive, how lovely this board turned out. Thank you for all the little tips along the way, very inspiring!

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  178. I really can´t wait to try these new stains. Thanks for sharing this project and for the opportunity to win.
    Bea W.

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  179. WOW...what an amazing, beautiful, creative project! Thanks for the inspiration...and the step-by-step directions. I can't wait to give this type of project a whirl!!

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  180. This is SO cool. I would never think to do all of that. How wonderful.

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  181. WOW WOW WOW!! What a great imagination you have! If I didn't see how you created that board I would never be able to figure it all out! Thanks so much!!

    Glenda

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  182. OMG this is an amazing piece of art. Just love to see Artist sharing their secrets.Thank you for sharing.

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  183. Wow, I love how your mind works. I'm just curious if your final product was your original vision or does it evolve as you go along. This came out amazing. Thanks for sharing all the techniques that got you to your finished piece of art! Maureen

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  184. I LOVE this project, I am glad T!m sent me to you. Now I will follow your blog.

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  185. Just amazing really love this would love to try it out so many ideas keeping rolling in love it

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  186. I am going to have to try this. It looks fabulous. I would love to win. I missed out on the apron when I took the Creative Chemistry class

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  187. I was just directed to your blog from T!m's blog ... so glad! You made a great project.
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

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  188. What a beautiful project! And with a complete diagram of the steps taken, thanks so much!!!

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  189. Tim Holtz keeps coming up with great tools to create with. Nice demonstration of his use.

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  190. Wow! This project is beautiful! So many layers of love.

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  191. Such a gorgeous finished project! I will be ordering the new stains even though I'll be on the waiting list! Thanks for sharing!

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  192. Oh wow, loved your project and the fact we can stain over metal! TFS!!!

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  193. Beautiful project!!! Love it!
    Mary W
    Chas SC

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  194. beautiful piece of art. I like how you used a left over item, (the wood base) and turned into something so nice.

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  195. great piece! wonderful instructions.

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  196. Fabulous project, loved the tutorial the instructions were great!! Can't wait to try out the new metalic stains. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  197. I so enjoyed your test drive of the new stains. The photos and step-by-step was so helpful. Thank you for all your hard work. I enjoyed this project, and hope I am not to late to enter the drawing. Linda S. in NE

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