Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Test Drive - Distress Paint

Well, you better just go ahead and clear some space because these new Distress paints are fabulous.  Today was my first time experimenting with them and I was not disappointed.  So many colors to choose from (24 to be exact) and not just the basics...but mustard seed, and picked raspberry and seedless preserves...and the list goes on (hummm, I am suddenly hungry).
What makes the new Distress Paint different from "regular" paint?
Distress paints are a very fluid water-based acrylic paint that are designed to react with water the same way Distress inks and stains do.  Of course you can use them on paper but they also work on metal, acrylic or glass.  Each bottle has a mixing ball inside so you must shake the bottle before use, but once you do, you are ready to go.

Okay, enough explanation, lets get to the test-drive.
We are all used to acrylic paint coming out of a bottle into a nice little circle, not this paint.  As you can see in the picture below this is much more fluid.  As with all the distress products, there are many options.  Paint direct from the bottle onto a surface with the dabber tip, squeeze onto the craft mat for swiping or use a paint brush for more control.
So lets start with a big #10 manila tag.
I used the dabber tip to "paint" on the Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry.  Easy enough.
But here is the genius part.  It's Distress so it's reactive with water.  A few sprays of water and you can see the paint start to wick. The lines created with the dabber top start to disappear.
You can let the tag dry on it's own or use a Heat it Tool to speed up the process. 
Once dry, the paint has a mat finish and is set, meaning that once it is dry it will not react with water.  That makes Distress Paint very different from Distress Inks and Stains which will always react with water.
The paint dries to a matte finish and feels almost velvety to the touch.  No bumps or ridges to feel.  So it's a paint that feels like a stain when you touch it.  Does that make sense?
Okay, lets add paint another way, direct from the craft sheet.  This time Mustard Seed.
Add water.
And swipe the tag into the Mustard Seed paint.  Can you see that the yellow paint sits on top of the pink? 
I found that the Distress paint goes a long way.  You don't need as much on your craft sheet as you might think.  I swiped this tag 4 or 5 times to get the layers of yellow and yet I am left with half the paint I started with.  Lesson learned.
I dried the tag with the Heat it tool, dabbing off a bit of paint to give a little texture.
Here is the final painted base.
Now to embellish the tag.
I used the leftover paint to color Tissue tape.
First Mustard Seed.
Then a bit of Picked Raspberry.
I ripped the Tissue Tape into small pieces and added in random places.
Butterflies from Stampers Anonymous Nature's Discovery stamp set using Archival Ink in black.
The new Sizzix Alterations Mini Tickets are super small (and super cute because they are so small).  I thought they could be fun to use on this tag so I cut a strip in manila cardstock.  I painted the tickets in Mustard Seed, spritzed a little water on and dabbed it off with a paper towel to remove some of the paint.  The strip only took about 15 or 20 seconds to dry which I was quite happy with, as I hate waiting for paint to dry.
Once dry, they were each stamped with the matching ticket stamp from the Stamper Anonymous: Going Somewhere set.  How cute is that?
I added words painted in Black Soot and more Mustard seed.  The words come from the new Sizzix Alterations Stacked: Artful Words.  I painted the word and letters before I even punched them out of the Decorative strip.  Paint, dry, punch out.  Super easy. 

You might also notice I added a couple Remnant Rubs, be daring and live to the mini ticket.  Can't wait for those to get into stores!

So, I thought I would see what the Distress Paint would do on the Crinkle Ribbon.  Usually if you were to use acrylic paint on ribbon it would be stiff and crunchy.  I followed the same method I always do...dab on the paint, spritz with water to make the paint wick and dry.  It is a bit stiffer than Distress Stain but not much and most people probably could not tell the difference.  The painted Crinkle ribbon is not crunchy at all and dries to a matte finish.

Once again, less is more.  When you put the paint on the Crinkle Ribbon do not feel like you have to cover the entire surface.  Let the water do it's magic and wick the color to other areas. 
NOTE: If you get too much color on, spritz the ribbon with more water, place between a folded paper towel.  Give it a good squeeze then remove and either add another spritz of water and repeat or dry with a Heat it tool. 
I thought I might add some pattern to the ribbon.  I used a Dylusions SA stamp set - Background Love and black Archival Ink to get this cute pattern. 

I ended up only using 1 on the mini tickets which I stapled to the tag with a Mini Attacher.  I am sure the other will end up on another project. 
Love the end result.  Super bright candy colors are not what I usually create with but they look great to me today, as it is quite gloomy outside.
I will be back tomorrow with another tag because I just have to keep going.  We're going to "mix" things up sorta speak.  I promised a giveaway with all "test drive" posts.  So here it is, a nice assortment of Distress Products including a few bottles of Distress Paint to try.

Leave a comment on any of the Distress Paint Posts I do this week and have a chance to win the Distress Prize Package.
I will draw a name on Saturday Evening (2/9)

Cheers,
paula

274 comments:

  1. I CANNOT wait for the Distress Paints to get to my LSS!! Your tag is awesome! Absolutely love the colors--so rich and vibrant! And thanks for a super cool giveaway!

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  2. Absolutely LOVE the colors!! TFS!

    Linda

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  3. What a versatile product to have - thanks so much for showing it's potential, and thanks for the chance to win your giveaway

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  4. I love what these new paints can do, thanks so much for the tutorial, I love your tag, it's so bright and pretty. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  5. WOW!! Paula, this is gorgeous. I cannot wait to get my hands on those paints!!

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  6. Beautiful colours!! Your Tag looks great :)

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  7. I am speechless....these paints are a dream come true! Really, 24 fabulous colors? Good luck to everyone!!!

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  8. WOW spectacular, need to invest in some distress paint I think

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  9. Love your tag! Love the new distress paints, so many beautiful colors !
    Thanks for the chance !

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  11. Thanx for sharing the technic! It's really great!

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  12. oooh -that tag is fabulous!!! I'd love to win some paints to play with-thnaks for the ideas too!

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  13. Really looks like fun! Thanks for the tut :)

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  14. Fantastic tutorial!! Can't wait to get my hands on these!

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  15. I can't wait for these babies to land in South Africa! They are just Tim's best inventions so far!

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  16. Great tutorial thanks for sharing
    Cant wait to play

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  17. Totally awesome Paula and I LOVE that you are doing a weeks worth of distress paint stuff...I have to live vicariously through those of you who do have it until it reaches Canada! TFS!

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  18. I love the idea of coloring and stamping ribbon to match your project. My mind is spinning with ideas right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I keep checking on line every day to see if any of my local craft stores have this in stock. The wait to try the new Distress Paints is like waiting for Christmas Day to arrive:) Would love to win this give away...I would be all smiles:)

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  20. How exciting..a new product with rave reviews already! I'm eager to try these luscious new paints for myself. Maybe you can help me out???? lol Would make an awesome birthday present, just saying.....*vbg*

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  21. Love it! What an awesome product! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  22. Love the paints, and your tag project! Can't wait to play with these!

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  23. These look fantastic. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

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  24. I haven't been this excited over a new product in a long time. They do everything that I've often wanted to do. And you nailed that tag! Gorgeous! Thanks for these opportunities to get my hands on some!

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  25. Nice project, I can't wait to try these paints! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Awesome blossom! I want to go home now and start creating!

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  27. Thanks for the test drive. I've ordered a handful of these and am trying to be patient for their arrival. It's great to have some tips ahead of time. Much appreciated!

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  28. beautiful tag! thanks for the technics!

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  29. The paints look really interesting and versatile, can't wait to try them.

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  30. Beautiful colours.I cant`t wait to get them.
    Greetings
    Felicie

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  31. I can't wait to get my hands on these to use when I paint my canvases.

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  32. You had me hooked from the start, I so want these new paints, they are so unique! Thanks for showing us how good they are too.

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  33. Great tutorial! Looks like so much fun to play with!

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  34. Oh boy, looks like I need to add all the wonderful paints to my wish list!! Thanks for the great tutorial and extolling the virtues of distress paints.

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  35. I can't wait to get my hands on those new bright distress paints .. I love them !!

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  36. Thanks for doing the test drive ... love to hear about new products !!

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  37. love the test drive, great tutorial Can't wait to get these!

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  38. Great test drive. I can't wait to be able to try the new distress paints.

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  39. Thanks for sharing the new distress paints and the lovely tag you made - I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some soon :)

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  40. Thanks so much for the step by step directions. I would have never thought to buy this paint but now that I seen this and how fun and easy it is to use. Now I really want some. I will be on the hunt now and I will be reading more of your posts to see what else these can do!

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  41. Great test drive. These look like so much fun. Thanks so much for the giveaway so we get a chance to do our own testing.

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  42. These paints look amazing. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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  43. Fun to see them in action and have close up pictures! I'm sure they are fabulous just like everything else that Tim does!

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  44. Cannot wait to get my hands on some of these... but my order's been delayed!! Everyone wants'em!! Fabulous step by steps here - thanks for sharing your tips, and for the chance to win!
    Alison x

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  45. What a cheerful tag, and what great products! Thanks for always keeping your readers inspired with your creations. Thanks, too, for the chance to win these new items.

    Mary

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  46. I am so excited to try the new set of paints. They look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration with this tag. Looking forward to the ones that follow.

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  47. Can't wait to get the distress paints, I'm excited about what I've seen them do! Love the opportunity to win...Thank you !

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  48. Wow! Thanks for sharing what you have learned so far! How exciting!

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  49. I love your demo...now ready to try on my own! Thank you!

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  50. I can not wait to get my hands on this stuff! It is so awesome!
    I love your tag!!

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  51. I absolutely LOOOOOVE the tag and can't wait until I can stock my bucket with these wonderful paints.The wait is driving me crazier than my kids do!

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  52. Paula, what I like about these paints is you could have an entire pallet in a bag and really it wouldn't be messy at all! So convenient for an art kit on the go. I love how you used it on washi tape. It looks like it doesn't affect the tackiness of the tape at all either! Really cool stuff!

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  53. Ooh acrylic paint on ribbon. Fabulous. The genius that is Tim Holtz has done it again. I would love to get my hands on some of these paints. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

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  54. Wow! Fabulous test drive. You definitely put these new distress paints through their paces & they come up trumps. I just love the look you achieved with them, especially when they wicked with water :-) I can't wait to have a play myself.

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  55. Your tag is gorgeous! Can't wait to try the new goodies!

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  56. I would love a bright pink one please.....I'm going to try body painting, lol! Love them.

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  57. Wow, These look awesome. Your tag looks absolutely stunning. Thank-you for giving us all a chance to win some of these glorious paints. Hugs Rita xx

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  58. I LOVE this!!! The colors are amazing!! Don't you just love those paints? I love them, I really need to get more. Your tag is wonderful!!!

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  59. Great tips and tricks with the new paints! Love the colors you used for the tag...absolutely gorgeous! Love the water reactive properties..

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  60. Loved your review and your tutorial. It really shows what is so special about these great new distress paints. Thanks!

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  61. Loving what you've done with the new paints - looks like something else on my Wish List

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  62. Ha! I actually laughed when you said "clear a spot"! I' already have and can't wait to try the paint. Love your tag!

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  63. Great examples! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Cecile

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  64. These inks are amazing!!! ^_^

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  65. great tag! I can't wait to play with these new distress paints!!

    Lori

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  66. These look like they're going to be lots of fun to use!

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  67. That's a great eye opener and a creation of serious need for those paints. I saw Tim's video and your post certainly adds extra dimension.
    JoZarty

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  68. ok - thanks for enablinng us! so looking forward to getting my hands on these now!

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  69. i am soooo gonna clear some space :)!!

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  70. Thanks for the demo's Paula, I have been curious about the new paints. I'm thinking that they're like thick distress stains and work in a similar fashion. I suspect they are not as transparent though. I'm looking foward to more examples of how to use them.

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  71. the pink with the yellow WOW it looked so eye popping, LOVED it

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  72. I can not wait to get some of these - they look so awesome! Love the colors!

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  73. I wasn't sure these were different enough to buy,but I am convinced. The colors are really cheerful!

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  74. It would be SO much fun to play with these new products! You've done a great job of experimenting and sharing ideas with us - thanks so much!

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  75. I cannot wait to get my hands on these paints! They look so fun.

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  76. I'm intrigued! I've never used any Distress products (gasp!) but I'd like to try them!

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  77. This stuff looks amazing. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  78. This stuff looks amazing. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  79. oh how fun, i'm itching to get my hot little hands on some. also, it would be a fabulous birthday surprise if i won!

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  80. I'm about to purge a lot of my old acrylics, so this was very timely. I know just what to buy now, but of course would love to win a few!

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  81. This tag is so vibrant and full of life! I love the purity of the colors. I'm so glad for the caveat about a little going a long way...and I loved seeing all the different ways you played with the paint. Fabulous post...thanks so much!

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  82. Can't wait to get my hands on these babies! Love your tag and your test drive...nice to see them in action! Thank for the chance to win!

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  83. Thanks for the demo. Would love to win....I'm crossing my fingers.

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  84. Oh, my goodness...I just have to have some of this paint! It's so neat what you did with this tag. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win some great products. Anne, yourmainestamper

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  85. Enjoyed your tag and look forward to seeing what you come up with tomorrow.
    Excited that you can dry it with a heat tool and not have to worry about it bubbling up. That alone is worth it to me, guess that would make it smooth to stamp on also.
    Going to have to give this stuff a whirl.

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  86. WOW ... love the color combo and stamping on the ribbon. I need to give these a try!

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  87. OMG i love the tag the distress paint is so cool. i would love to win. i would so take them to my daughter class and have an art day with the kids. oh they could maked tag mothers day book marks.

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  88. Thanks for a great test drive! I love your color choices.

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  89. Oh, my, I can't wait until I get some of these new paints! You and Tim have convinced me that I NEED them all! lol

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  90. I love all the things I've seen done with the distress paints they are on my very long wish list I did sort of bump them towards the top ;) The tag you did is beautiful!

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  91. The colors look so vibrant. I am looking forward to buying some to play with. Love your tag.

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  92. Oh SNOT!! I so can't wait for these come out! I'm loving altering tags and anything else I can get my hands on these days... scrapbooking has taken a whole new meaning for me! LOVE

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  93. These paints look like so much fun. Can't wait to see what you do next with them.

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  94. love the colors on this tag...not your standard stuff i know, but fabulous!!!! my studio is almost exactly the color of pickled raspberry so i love these two together...can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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  95. If I can win only one giveaway this is the one I want, I am dying for some of the Distress Paints, but money is VERY right and I simply cannot afford them. Thanks for the wonderful info on using them as well as for the chance to win!

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  96. Wow. These Distress Paints are AWESOME!Sadly, I have not been able to find Tim's new items in my area. Guess I will have to try online. Would love a chance to win some to get started.
    Jean Goza
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    1. Hi Jean,
      I am just up the road in Santa Maria and I know everything is hard to find here. I usually have to order everything online.
      cheers from the central coast...paula

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  97. I love all things T!m.
    Can't wait to play with the distress paints.

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  98. Beautiful tag! I love all the ways you used the Distress Paints. I can't wait to get my hands on some.

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  99. Wow, this paint looks amazing! I've just gotten a good collection of the inks...now I gotta have the paints!!! Love your bright and happy tag!!
    ~Pendra

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  100. Great tips, thanks for helping to make our paints go as far as possible with the helpful hints. I'm so happy to hear that they take to seam binding so beautifully!

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  101. Great to watch as you played with the Distress Paints, and what a bright and lovely result! These are on my wish list, but could be awhile before they reach NZ!

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  102. Oh my goodness!!! That tag is precious! Love the paints and can NOT to get my hands on some! Awesome giveaway

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  103. Very cool! I love the look of the tissue tape with the Distress Paint and I have a Configurations box I'd like to see if I could paint with the Distress Paints! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  104. Love the new colors !!! Love everything you do !!!!
    Always looking forward for what is coming .. = )

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  105. Love it, what it, and you do this paint well. Great job! And great prize :O

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  106. Feeling like I all of a sudden need all 24 of these ;). Thanks so much for sharing your techniques!

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  107. Paula, I am so glad you answered all my questions about Tim's acrylic paint. I was wondering what made this paint different from all the others. Now I would love to play with some colors, so thanks for the opportunity.

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  108. Can't wait to try these. The colours are simply delicious!

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  109. Paula-you make it look so easy! It also makes me want to buy all of these distress paints NOW..as in RIGHT NOW! Thanks fot the informative post.

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  110. How much fun is that! There is a voice telling me I need all the colors. The enabling continues. :)

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  111. Love, love, love these paints. Thanks for the demo. I need to win the lottery, so I can get all 24 colors NOW!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Donna C.

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  112. Beautiful tag!! Those colors are so vibrant and pretty! Can't wait to see what's on your craft sheet tomorrow!

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  113. Yep - I'll have to try the distress paints. We do love all things Tim, don't we?

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  114. The colours remind me of making jams and pickles at the end of summer. They are luscious.! The tag is great! Thanks for a chance to win. It's fun to imagine all the possibilities.

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  115. Oh my, these are so beautiful I can hardly wait to try them. I am waiting on an order. Thank you for the great demo!

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  116. OH PAULA! What exciting techniques you shared with us using these new DISTRESS PAINTS! Stamping on the ribbon was fun to learn also, along with adding the paints to the tissue tape. WOW!!!
    THANK YOU!!!
    ~Sandie

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  117. LOVE your tag, it's awesomely cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks for inspiring us.

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  118. Love the tag and all the demo pics. I am dying to try these paints!

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  119. lucky you!
    looks like you are having fun playing with your new supplies!
    Sandra ltb

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  120. oh my goodness, I've got to get my hands on some of those. Amazing!

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  121. Beautiful bright colors! I love the tag! I can't wait to use the Distress Paints!

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  122. Love the colors. They are such happy ones and make you feel so good.Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  123. I am going to be SO impatient in waiting for these paints to arrive in Africa!!Love the tag, cant wait to see whats next

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  124. I love the bright colors on your tag. It sure has "Wow" factor. I can't wait to get my hands on these new paints.

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  125. Delish colors, I'm anxious to try these, and thanks, Paula for the tips! Jani Howe

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  126. Beautiful tag. Thanks for the in-depth information on the paints. Can't wait to get my hands on them! Of course, I'd love to win them.

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  127. Loved the way your tag came out. I agree with ya, those colors pop. Thank you for the chance to win such cool products. xoxo, Aimeslee at gmail dot com.

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  128. I am super excited about these new paints and can"t wait to get them and play! Thanks for showing us the way!

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  129. Thanks for your detailed post - now I want them all, the distress paints!! You've made my grey winter day a little bit sunnier!

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  130. I just love everything you do! I'm thrilled that the distress paints won't make crinkle ribbon all "crackly"

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  131. TH and Ranger never fail to excite the artist with new products to keep our creative minds spinning!

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  132. merci pour toutes ces tests, j'ai juste envie d'cheter toutes les couleurs.

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  133. Wow!If anyone was ever in any doubt about these new paints, your tutorial shows just how fantastically versatile they are. Problem is: I NEED ALL THE COLOURS. NOW!!!

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  134. Hi, love your tag. I have used acrylic paints for years and would love to try these distress paints. The pigment is so strong and looks like it holds true to the color. Thank you for the opportunity to win and for sharing your wonderful talents.

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  135. oh my gosh these are so cool! I can not wait to get a hold of these! your tag is so adorable! thanks for showing us how they work!

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  136. thanks for showing us how these work.... love the makeup of them and can;t wait to play

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  137. Oh I have been trying to resist these Distress Paints but you make them look sooo gorgeous and fun to play with! Thank you for all of the inspiration.

    Bobbie

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  138. Great, easy to follow and inspirational tutorial. Thanks. I'll buy some Distress Paints afterall.

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  139. Many thanks for sharing your experiments - and offering goodies. I've ordered six (so far) and you've given me some ideas already.

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  140. Thanks for such a wonderful, detailed, visual tutorial on the Distress Paints! I love the new colors & all of the ideas you've given for their uses.

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  141. Paula, you made my day.
    Amazing what this paint can do. I'm speechless.
    It takes forever until it is available in the Netherlands. So sobbing.
    Thanks for sharing

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  142. Distress paints are certainly going to change the way we look at paints! It's magic in a dabber!

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  143. Great step by step. The more I see of distress paints the more I know I need them all - just need to fix my bank balance.

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  144. I got six bottles at Whim So Doodle in St Pete (where you STILL haven't been to!)last week and have yet to use them. After seeing your gorgeousamundo tag, I need to remedy that. TO-DAY!

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  145. I am very intrigued by the distress paints and look forward to trying them out. I am impressed by the way they seem to hop their color intensity even when diluted with water. Very cool. Thanks for the informative post.

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  146. It's amazing what these paints can do. Anyone can be an artist and each piece will be so unique! Wonderful!! Be especially blessed....

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  147. Oh my goodness. You all are just killing me with these paints/stains. I want them so badly! I love how you did the tissue tape and the ribbon with them. I have so many things, techniques I want to try with these!

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  148. I love all the demos I have seen on this paint. Cannot wait to try them for myself.

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  149. This paint seems amazing. I can hardly wait to try them. I really like this tag. Love the ribbon too. I must try it.

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  150. Amazing! Love the vibrancy ! I cannot wait to get my hands on these :) Thanks for sharing.

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  151. You're right, I need them all. Can't wait to start playing! Love the effect on the ribbon!

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  152. I want to take the test drive. Here I come, look out!

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  153. would love to add these paints and pens to my tools of crafts Thanks for the chance to win

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  154. What fun it looks like you had with these delicious colors! Thanks for so much inspiration~ can't wait to get my hands on these and play.

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  155. This post is amazing...the products and the artist. Thank you Paula.

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  156. These look so awesome! Thanks for the inspiration - I can't wait to get my hands on some of these.

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  157. The paints are so vibrant. I am anxiously awaiting their arrival at the local store.

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  158. I can NOT wait to get my hands on Tim's new paints!

    This tag rocks; thanks so much for the stepped-out tutorial! And for the chance to win!

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  159. Paula - you never disappoint - another wonderful tutorial. I'm a Paula junkie - checking everyday to see if you've posted something new :) Just love it all.

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  160. Your test drive helped me forget the freezing rain and snow in Chicago. Love those vibrant colours!!

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  161. I LOVE this test drive blog post, Paula, but OH NO.. Now I'm really going to need some of these new distress paints.
    Help, I have no more $$ left to spend - lol
    Thanks for a chance to win some :) I have most all of the distress products, and really LOVE 'em ALL!

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  162. These look like they are going to be A LOT of fun to play with. I am REALLY looking forward to the remnant rubs too. Thanks for such a detailed test drive!

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  163. I can't wait to stop drooling and get my hands on these! So exciting...I so want to test drive too!!!!

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  164. Love the pink/yellow combo, perfect for the winter blues.

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  165. Those paints are on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your project!

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  166. These look like so much fun to play with!

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  167. Yep, these are definitely must haves! Love the tag you created :)

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  168. the paints look yummy, hope my store gets them soon.

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  169. Love the New Paints going to have to try this thanks for sharing

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  170. Cannot wait to get my hands on the new paints! Thanks for sharing!!

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  171. I love this tag. Bright colors are not typically my style either, but this tag is so fun and pretty. Thanks for the info on the distress paints!!

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  172. What fun. I can't wait to play with those
    paints.

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  173. The tag puts me right in the mood for Spring, the colours are so fresh and vibrant, and remind me of pink and yellow tulips. I'd love to try out the Distress Paints.

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  174. Pretty! I love the colored tissue paper!

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  175. Great to see these in action! Thanks!

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  176. I'm thrilled that there are candy colors available! Love them!

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  177. Awesome colors! I just wish these great products reach the larger chain stores like Michaels or Joann. They will probably get it 6months later and even then, very limited supplies/colors. These stores are more affordable with their coupon promotions but very limited choice. In any case, I love dreaming of these products in my craft room some day (and dream of spending more time on it!).

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  178. Absolutely awesome. Love your tag and can't wait to play with this paint!!

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  179. A really vibrant tag, love the look ofthe layered paints! Trace x

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  180. Beautiful !! Can't wait to get some of these paints!
    Thanks you

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  181. Love those mini tickets and stamps!

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  182. Great tutorial/evaluation of these soooo cool distress paints....it will be hard not to buy them all at once....may have to cash in retirement savings-LOL!

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  183. I'm definitely hooked: I must have the Distress Paint!

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  184. I love this tag and how you painted the tissue tape and ribbon. Gorgeous!

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  185. Great look from the layered paints and (!!!) the ribbon became the right color --- that what everybody wants to get ;o)
    Thanks for the tutorials you work out and show us
    hugs hellerlittle

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  186. As beautiful as your work is, I'm still having trouble convincing my "SS-only-limited-budget" that I really need those new paints. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and enjoy your reviews of new products.

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  187. Found a link to your post on Pinterest! So glad to see the evaluation of the paint, since I just bought 3! Thanks for doing the test drive for all of us here! Kay

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  188. I loved reading your test drive results Paula and your tag is gorgeous, wonderful to see how gorgeous the colours are too......I have itchy fingers haha!

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  189. I want these paints so badly......thanks for doing the test drive and showing the super duper results.

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  190. I absolutely cannot get enough of the distress paints, I am watching every video and tutorial I can get my hands on until I can get my own paints, just call me super excited.

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  191. Excellent lesson. I've admired the paints but didn't figure I would know what to do with them...now, thanks to you I would definitely enjoy them. Thanks.

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  192. Wow! These definitely have possibilities! Love your tag and techniques!

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  193. Your posts always inspire to go and create something. Love it!!!

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  194. When I heard about these paints, I knew I needed to have some!

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  195. I love what you did on this tag. I have some of the distress paints but haven't had time to play. Your tutorial has given me the inspiration to play!

    Thanks

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  196. This tag is Gorgeous....the colors look like HOPE. I am looking forward to playing with this new product.

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  197. I love that these paints are permanent once they are dry! Thanks for the test run - would love to win this awesome giveaway!

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