I am also quite sure there are items of business backing up on my desk that need to be taken care of but I can't stop experimenting with the Distress Paint! I am looking at this series of posts as testing ground for a new class to teach, so I am going full steam ahead and not worrying about the stuff I am supposed to be getting done. That's always the way, isn't it? (see cartoon square, bottom right corner)
I did not take a picture of the background process as we discussed how to create the mixed paint background yesterday. But these are the colors I used today: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Broken China. I used the same exact method as yesterday except a lot less paint. It worked perfectly this time.
(if you wanted to start with just some of these paints...this is the combo I would choose)
Here is the completed tag.
Let me show you the steps.
Next, I decided to see if you could use the distress Paint on stamps. The answer is YES you can. I used the chicken wire stamp from the SA Mixed Media set and Distress Paint Picket Fence to add a bit of white over the bright background. I just pounced on the paint with the dabber top. Most important thing to remember...wash the stamp right after use. I just sprayed the stamp with water from the mister bottle and wiped it up with a wet wipe. Super easy clean up.
I thought I might divert your attention away from Distress Paint for just a minute to talk about how I colored the small stamped images. I used 5 colors of Distress Markers: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Pumice Stone, and Old Paper. I also used a fine tip water brush.
|Mini Blueprints 4|
Now just start layering on the Distress Ink. The ink will look permanent but of course we know it's Distress and Distress always reacts with water.
Start adding Old Paper Distress Marker.
After I finished the square with the party hat, I stitched both stamped squares to the large tag.
Today's word: metal
Does Distress Paint work on metal? yes again.
I just pounce on Picked Raspberry and dried it with the Heat it tool. Love the matte finish on these Mini Numerals.
with a Wire Pin and some Baubles.
|"with your heart" (Remnant Rub - Words)|
Today I have added Word keys (so you can test paint on metal) and Tissue Tape (see Day #1 tag) to the prize package. It gets better by the day!