Thursday, February 7, 2013

When things go awry...

I know it doesn't seem like a great name for a post on Distress Paint, but things did go awry today or at least not according to plan.

Today I am working with four great colors: Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed.  Again, using a #10 manila tag, non-stick Craft Sheet, bottle of water to make the paint wick on the surface of the tag. Everything is ready so it should work right? hummm....

I decided to see how the paint mixes together by squeezing out a little paint on the Craft Sheet (I thought it was a little).

I am used to Distress Stain where the color is translucent so you need more on your Craft Sheet. Distress Paint is opaque (non transparent) so less is needed.  I know, I should have learned my lesson yesterday, but old habits die hard I guess.
 I added water to the paint.
 And decided to lay the tag into the paint to see what would happen.  So far this is not too bad.
But by the time I got to swipe number 3, it was overpowered with color.  Totally my fault from inexperience with the paints. Repeat after me...less is more, less is more...

This tag does prove one thing.  The Distress Paint colors, though matte, have a vibrant finish which I love.
Not to late to start over.
New #10 tag.
The leftover paint still on the Craft Sheet...a lot less than I started with (which is a good thing).  I sprayed a bit more water over the paint and started swiping using the new tag.  This time, the tag had both bold and subtle areas (as well as some white space), which in my eye, was much more pleasing than what I did the first time round.  Super pleased this time.

I should mention that even the heavily painted tag #1 was smooth and velvety feeling.  And of course, the Distress Paint doesn't bubble up when you dry it with a Heat It tool (genius).  This paint is seriously something else...I don't know how he comes up with this stuff, but I like it.
I thought I would show you a comparison of the two tags.  Obviously tag #1 is on the left.
I do realize that some people are going to be thinking, gosh I think they both look bad!  But don't worry, it only gets better from here on out.  I promise.
So using tag #2 as the foundation, I started the layering process.
First, my current favorite stamp, the globe from the Travel Blueprint set stamped in Archival Black.  That just kicked the tag up a notch right?
I decided to show you the painted ribbon today as I only told you about it yesterday.  This time, Mowed Lawn is the color.

Dab paint over a yard of Crinkle Ribbon.
Spritz with water.  Then start turning the ribbon over and over, sopping up the excess paint/water from the craft mat.
 If you get too much paint on then squeeze it off in a paper towel.
 Here is the finished ribbon.  Set that aside to dry or dry it with the Heat it tool.
Next on the list - plastic.

I thought I might test the Distress Paint on Idea-ology Alpha Parts: Signmaker, which are made from plastic.  Super ease to color, just dab it on and let it dry.  In person it looks like I enameled the plastic letters.  I dried these with a Heat It tool and it took about 15 seconds.  That is quick. 

NOTE: I purposefully did not cover the entire letter as I wanted the black to show through.
I added the letters to the tag along with the green ribbon and "the journey" remnant rub.

I cut the small airplane from the Remnant Rub - Elements and added it to a Vial label.
Then placed it on the right side with two Mini Paper Clips.  They look like they are two sizes but one is just flipped over so the small center rings shows.
And here is the final result.
I love the way it turned out.  Not too much, just enough to make it fun.  This would be a great idea for the cover of a small travel journal.
One last thing I will mention is clean up.  My hands were not too bad compared to when I am using Distress Stains but they are still multicolored.
 The paint comes right off the skin with a wet wipe.  Now that is my kind of clean up!
Okay, that's it for today Distress Stain Tag.  I have already finished tomorrows tag and it is darling, I tell you.  I know, one does not usually use the term, "darling" when describing Tim Holtz products, but the tag is.  So, I'm gonna say it again...darling.  Tune is tomorrow to see what I've cooked up for you.

Psst...Remember to comment to win the Distress Prize Package.
Today I have added a District Market travel clutch and an Alpha Parts alphabet to the prize pack.
The more days you leave a comment, the more chances to win on Saturday.

Cheers!
paula


207 comments:

  1. Love the color combo and the simplicity of the tag! :)

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  2. This turned out beautifully!! I love your tag!

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  3. ooh can I win the tag you made!! I am leaving for an overseas trip next week and it would be perfect. As always love your tutorials!

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  4. The tags are lovely. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  5. Love the vibrant colors and the enamel look of the paint. The tag is gorgeous!

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  6. I have to admit I wasn't too keen on the background when I first saw it, but once you started adding the stamp and the bits and pieces, my goodness, it turned into a fabulous tag. It is awesome.

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  7. You made great lemonade with that lemon!

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  8. That is such a neat tutorial and I love those tags!

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  9. Frankly, I love both tags! These are simple yet so beautiful. I get lost when tutorials put layer upon layer and often I don't have 25% of the products used. This one, I can manage...that is, once I have those paints. I don't even dabber paints or crackle paints or distress markers yet, so I have a long way to go.

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  10. I love the way the Distress Paint reacts with water - so gorgeous! And the blueprint stamps...well, let's just say I need another job to support my habit!

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  11. Beautiful tags and easily clean hands....GREAT COMBINATION! I am beginning to think there isn't much you can't do with Distress Paints and Stains.....a world of imagination!!!!

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  12. Another awesome tutorial and another awesome tag! I love the colors on this one and how simple and quick it is to make something wonderful with the Distress Paints. Thanks again for another fab giveaway!!

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial!! Love your Tag :)

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  14. I think that when things go awry a better piece of art comes out of it! So loving the look of those paints!!! Awesome tags, too! You can send me the first one if you still don't like it! vbg

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  15. I just recently discovered the paint dabbers and have fallen in love. I am going to have to try these next!

    Thanks for the tutorial
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  16. I can hardly wait to try these! I've been watching the videos from CHA and I am suffering impatience! ;) *gimme fingers*

    Thanks for showing this beautiful tag. :)

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  17. It was a happy and fortuitous accident! I love how this turned out, love the colors you chose too, really fun and happy!

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  18. I thought both of the tags looked great and of course the outcome is just lovely.

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  19. Your tags are just FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to try these great new paints!

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  20. Wow, this is gorgeous !! I need to buy this paints too !!
    Best regards Berdien

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  21. Amazing tag!! Thanx for the chance to win!

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  22. Have ordered my paints waiting for them to come! Lovethe tag you have created and wow on ribbon too , very cool! Would lovethe chance to win those yummy goodies!thanks for the chance to win! Trace x

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  23. Your tag is beautiful, I really love what you did with the paints and the colors are great. I must say, I loved the first tag you did also, even though it was a lot of paint, it was so pretty too.

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  24. Oh these new paints look so fun. Your tag turned out great! I love the intense color - even on the one you felt was too much. {Thank you for the chance to win!}

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  25. I love your tag . I'll remember "less is more" with the paint :) Thanks for the tip !

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  26. I love to see your experiments, very inspiring! The effect on plastic letters is amazing, now we can get them any colors we want! Great!

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  27. I am so happy to see your tutorials as I am awaiting delivery of my paints and am learning so much from you. I actually love both tags and when you did the stamping and embellishing - wow, what a transformation. Thank you again for the chance to win the wonderful prize!

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  28. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for the inspiration !

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  29. Loved both the tags- thanks for the tutorial and can't wait until tomorrow. Thanks

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  30. Thanks for sharing!! I LOVE this distress paints and cant wait to try them!! I love your tag!

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  31. I'm thinking I really need this! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. very cool - I was actually thinking both tags look good to me ....
    thank you for sharing your experiences.
    Sandra ltb

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  33. I'm loving the demos, and especially seeing just how little paint is required. Love the look of the painted alpha parts! Fun tag too :)
    Fingers crossed - sure would Love to Win some of those new distress paints..

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  34. This looks a great product, and it is definitely on my wish-list. Thanks for the great demo

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  35. Lovely, as always, even the mess-up! I was trying to resist these paints, but sighhhhhhhhhhhhh, now they look very intriguing!

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  36. Love the demo - even the what NOT to do demo. :)

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  37. I am taking notes on your warnings...less is more...right...got it! Now if I just had some distress paints to muck with! ;)

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  38. Awry? I think not. Loving both tags and look forward to seeing what you do with #1. You sure are making me want all the beautiful colors!!

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  39. I abwsolutely have to try it! Your tutorial is so exciting and involving! Thanks for sharing

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  40. I love that you show your mistakes as well as your successes!

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  41. Great Tag..I think both of them looked great to start with! The ribbon is Awesome! LOVE, LOVE these paints!

    Lori

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  42. Your ready tag looks so easy peasy to make !!!
    It´s fantastic how the backcolors came out with a little bit stamping in black and some colorfull embellies *yeah
    I felt I have to experiment a little bit more with colors *lol
    Hugs hellerlittle

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  43. I am pleasantly surprised that the colours did not go too muddy as the combo you have going is usually a recipe for disaster in my book...blue + orange = Brown so does green + orange! Can't wait to try this stuff for myself. Thanks for doing the learning curve for us!

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  44. Thanks for the tag tutorial, it's amazing. I just started collecting the stains and ink pads, so I have a ways to catch up! lol

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  45. Thanks Paula for this tutorial, love your tag and wow I'm impressed about those colors ! easy to clean, I really need them !

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  46. Actually, I kinda like both tags, but I can see what you were going for with the second tag...which is UH-mazing! I love the stamping and the simple but powerful images. Wow!

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  47. Gorgeous, I must admit I was not going to indulge with the paints as I thought Paints are Paints right? But having seen the end result of your wonderful tutorial, I am now more enthusiastic about them, and unfortunately I will have to indulge myself just to satisfy my interest, as they do look a little different! Great Tag too.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  48. Those tags turned out to be beautiful! Love them! Can't wait to get my hands on all the colours of these new paints.

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  49. I adore this tag. And I was trying to resist, but now I know I am going to need some of these paints!!

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  50. Every day when I come here, I learn so much. Now I can't wait to try these paints!

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  51. I really like both of the tags! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  52. I am starting to see some possiblities with the paints. I love how they looked on the alpha letters!

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  53. Both tags looked good, and these paints look very interesting. I'm off to my local craft store to see if they have them.

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  54. Ugh, unknown above is me. I'm not trying to hog comments, I promise. Love, Vesna.

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  55. Ooooh! I like both of the tag backgrounds! That's awesome that you can get both effects from the same colors. Your finished tag is gorgeous!

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  56. Well your AWRY is my AWESOME as you know :D but your tag definitely is AWESOME!

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  57. love the effects you have gotten..i would love to have this prize! thanks for the opportunity.

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  58. Hi Paula, Thanks for showing us the two tag backgrounds. I definitely preferred the second. No doubt I will have to repeat the less is more mantra many times as I work with these new distress paints. Theresa.

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  59. Hi Paula, Love the tag, especially the way the black shows through on the plastic alpha parts.

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  60. Looks like these paints will last for ages then, which is cool. Love that tag!

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  61. Oh please I hope my comment pops up as a winner. I'm not shy...would love, love to win this. Thanks for sharing what these paints can do.

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  62. That background is a stunner! Love the vibrant colors and the paint on the letters - swoon!

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  63. I can't wait until the Distress Paints are available. I want them now!!!! Love 'em!!!

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  64. I like both the before tags and the completed tag. Boy genius is right. thanks as always for sharing.

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  65. Awesome tag! Thanks for the great instructions.

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  66. WOW just loving what you're doing - tag is fabulous

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  67. I really like this tag--and makes me want some distress paints even more!

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  68. I bet I could give you a head of wilted lettuce and a bag if moldy tomatoes and you could make something beautiful from it! Nice job!!

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  69. I love your tag! I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new paints.

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  70. I don't think they went awry! I love both tags. Nice to see some bright vibrant colors. The paints are so versatile!

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  71. Marvelous - I really love the marbelizing on your first tag. These paints look fantastic.

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  72. I loved the colors on both tags! Can hardly wait to play with these new paints too! Great tag and the ribbon is beautiful.

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  73. Your tag turned out to be gorgeous! And, I'm sure you could make something equally gorgeous with the first tag, too!

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  74. Beautiful tag!!!! Love all those new colors!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  75. Ok, so I'll add my name into the hat.... Really loved the finished tag though I was dubious (just being honest here) about the colour combination at first... The end result however is totally fab! Those Blue letters (with the black peeping through) just really do it for me and make the whole thing just work brilliantly to my eyes anyway ☺

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  76. They didn't go awry. I think that they're great and a good start in the creative process.

    I like the backgrounds of the tags, love the ribbon, and also love the paint on the plastic. Cool!

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  77. I love it when gone awry turns out great. Such an awesome selection of things to do with that paint. Thanks!

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  78. I want to try this new paint out!! I love what you have done with it. I hope I win!!!

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  79. I love that the Crinkle Ribbon can be colored with the Distress Paints AND Stains. Can't wait to see more and more and more......

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  80. 1996 Animotion song Obsession says it best:)

    You are an obsession, I cannot sleep
    I am a possession unopened at your feet
    There is no balance, no equality
    Be still I will not accept defeat

    I will have you, yes I will have you
    I will find a way and I will have you
    Like a butterfly, a wild butterfly
    I will collect you and capture you

    You are an obsession, you're my obsession
    I gotta have these Distress Paints:)

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    1. Hilarious! I was sure that song was from the 80's as I was an 80's girl. But 1996, gosh I had already been married for 10 years.
      thanks for the good laugh I really appreciate your humor.
      paula

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  81. Absolutely love the distressed lettering, and the tag as a whole is just fabulous! Thanks for being our guinea pig trying out all this stuff!!
    Alison x

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  82. A complete success on the tag - in my opinion :) I have one distress ink that I got during my last trip to the US 2 yrs ago, so I'm sure the paint and markers are a delight to work with! Unfortunately I cannot get any of that stuff here in Mexico :( so THANK YOU for the chance to participate in this drawing.
    Warm greetings from warm Mexico :)

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  83. I actually love both tags! Can't wait to work with the paints...

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  84. Awesome tag, I love the vibrant colors!!

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  85. Oh Paula!!! That tags says FUN!

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  86. The tag is awesome! You were right about the tags looking blah at first but you sure do know how to finish them. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  87. i <3 that tag! what a great sentiment

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  88. Love the tag. I can see it on a Travel Journal now!

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  89. As usual, you've created a beautiful tag!

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  90. Love this tutorial....and the tag you created.

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  91. Love this tutorial....and the tag you created.

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  92. Woweee! I can't wait to get my hands on these paints. As much as I love you sharing with us it is just a tease as we dont have them yet lol.

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  93. Thanks for all the tips, I'm new to the paper crafting hobby and have so much to learn. What type of adhesive are you using to attach the plastic letters, and also small, fiddly bits of paper?

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    1. Mindi,
      The letter are self adhesive and they stick really good if you not keep moving them around. My favorite liquid glue is Scotch quick dry white glue. It comes in a white, red, and purple bottle and I buy it at Michael's in the scrapbooking section. They have it at Joanne's too.
      http://www.joann.com/scotch-quick-dry-tacky-adhesive-/prd1255/

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  94. I REALLY love this tag!!! I can't wait to get my hands on these paints and try them out. Wonderful!!

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  95. Amazing tag!!!! These inks are great!!! :)

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  96. Thanks so much for doing all the test driving! It's great to have the handy hints, hopefully I'll learn from you (lol) and not make the same mistakes. (although they weren't really mistakes!) Can't wait for the "darling" tomorrow!

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  97. You do the coolest things! Can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow! Would love to get my hands on those inks.

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  98. Great tutorial on the tag. Loved the colour on both tags actually. Wonder if you could use the Picket Fence Distress Stain over the first tag to soften the look... Haven't tried the Distress Paints yet, but will have to check out my local store to see if they are carrying them. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Great tutorial thank you for sharing... I LIKE both of the tags !!Love your color choices for your tag...I WANT those paints, hope we get them in store soon!

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  100. I'm thinking I'm goin' to like D paints better than D Stains. On top of my list to try.

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  101. Less is more, less is more. Got it. I like both backgrounds. Different looks but both are fun. This paint is amazing and am enjoying what you are creating.

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  102. Thanks for a great post. I find it so helpful to see the steps you take along the way to making your cool tag. Have to try out these distress paints soon.

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  103. i love how you share your creative process with us, it's so inspiring!!! awesome tag!! =)

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  104. Fun, fun, FUN! You mentioned you use a craft mat - I'm wondering if a glass cutting board would work for me? I'm new to all this.....

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  105. Love your posts! And I cannot wait to try the new paints!!

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  106. love this....and we learn more when you show us the goof-ups so this is very very helpful...less is more....less is more....got it! Thanks Paula!

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  107. I did not think they looked bad at all!

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  108. The colors kind of threw me when I first saw them, more use to you using softer colors.
    Got to admit I really liked both tags when you showed them side by side, the first one looked like a really cool water coloring. On the second tag I love the look of the colors under the globe stamp and the blue above.
    Looking forward to the new Idea-ology line of products, the alpha letters are on my list.

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  109. I have to say I am really diggin' the colour combinations you are coming up with. I like the way they look all smooshed together on the teflon sheet. I have some ribbons I've grown tired of, but I bet they'd look great over-dyed with these paints!

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  110. Love the tag - and the awesome tutorial too:) Cheers!

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  111. Love the end result! Beautiful tag - I wasn't so sure about the blueprint stamps but now I want...

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  112. This was a great find for me today to see how you use the stains. The tag came together good. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  113. Absolutely magical ... love the cool effect (and now more things added to my wish list).

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  114. Once you started stamping on the tag, I fell in love with it!

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  115. Wow, I am completely convinced that I need the distress paints. I swear, I should just have my paycheck direct deposited to Ranger :)

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  116. Love your color choice !!! Nice !!!! Can't wait to get some of the alpha parts alphabet letters those are gonna be soooo much fun !!!

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  117. Awewome you totally rocked that paint

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  118. Wow. I need to play with this paint more. Love that you actually dyed the ribbon with it!

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  119. I wish that I could just put alll that stuff together like you and make it look so cool. I am saving these so I can buy some of this paint and try hard to recreate something half as nice

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  120. Love your travel tag. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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  121. The travel tag turned out fantastic. I liked the first tag too. These paints are really starting to call me.

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  122. Loved your post and the tag is awesome! Gotta get me some of this paint!!

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  123. I like tag 1 and 2. The paints are so vibrant I cannot wait to get my hands on some.

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  124. I love everything about this tag! Have to admit that I liked the bright colors on tag 1, too, though. Looking forward to having my own supply of Distress Paint!

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  125. Loved your adventure with the Distress Paints. It's interesting to see how you can process through your initial experience to make something so creative.

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  126. Oh, love love love this...playing with that paint looks like so much fun.

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  127. My first time here, I find it amazing what you do with the paints., Ursula xxx

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  128. The effects you are able to create are amazing! I can't wait to see the "darling" of the tags tomorrow. Thanks for all your tips and projects.

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  129. I like the effect of the new paints. I might have gone with the brighter colored one, but that is me. I love the new stamp you used with the tag and the ribbon brings out the green on the tag.

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  130. I'm digging the colored letters! Have never tried any Distress products so this is all interesting and new!

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  131. I love what you are doing with these paints Paula! And you know me, I love anything that is described as Darling :) Catch you tomorrow!

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  132. Love the color combo and can't wait to try it out. Beautiful and Fun!

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  133. Love the color combo and can't wait to try it out. Beautiful and Fun!

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  134. Thanks for showing us the difference between both tags, really useful I absolutely love the globe stamp, it's perfect for any travel project. Thanks for sharing.

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  135. Amazing!Can't wait to get my hands on thee paints.My head is spinning with "what ifs"!

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  136. First of all you are adorable! Love the tag and LOVE that you work just like the rest of us!!! that tag is awesome and I can't wait to go to bed and of course wake up and see what you create!

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  137. OMGosh Paula this tag is fantastic, I will take and run with your lesson "Less is more"!!!

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  138. Wow, great tags - I love them both! Can't wait to try some of these paints.

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  139. Amazing! Love the colours and embelishments on this card, especially the painted letters

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  140. I love both tags! And I DID break out my Paints yesterday and played along with Tim and his Feb 12 tags of 2013. My tag has a wood-grained effect from using Fired Brick, Spun Sugar and Black Soot.

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  141. Love love love the new distress paint and the tag is such a great idea for the cover of a travel journal.... now a need a trip!!

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  142. Thanks for being brave enough to pass on what you learn from your "adventures" with the new paint. I only wish I could promise to remember to learn from your "mistakes" but I know when I get my hands on the paint my memory will fail me and I'll need to "experiment" for myself.

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  143. fantastic result, very interesting with all the details and pictures . What a great tag.
    Have a nice day,
    greetings from Norway

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  144. That's so cool! I have to say I have trouble getting coloyr combos right- love d seeing you're wrong 'un!

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  145. What a fun project!! Love this!

    Cecile

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  146. I love this tag! The world stamp is on my "must have" list and the 4 colors you used look divine together. Can't wait to see tomorrow's darling tag!

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  147. Hi Paula, I can't wait to see the darling tag but this one is very special. I have to get some more tags and paint so I can try this. Thanks for another great example to follow.


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  148. After watching this...I must have the WHOLE set!!



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  149. I can't wait to try the distress paints! I love the colors you used on the tag and will wait impatiently for the darling tag tomorrow.

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  150. Oh WOW!!! This tag is truly Amazing!! I don't know how Tim keeps amazing me with products but he has done it again. Thanks for the tag it looks great!!

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  151. I can't wait to try these paints!!!

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  152. wonderful tutorial, can't wait to get my hands on the distressed paints!!

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  153. I love these new distress paints! I can't wait until these come to stores here in CT! (They haven't yet.... I've been checking!) I'd order online, but I have to keep my craft buying stealthy because of the better half. If a package comes to the house, he will know I've added to the craft lair.... ;-)

    Though, if I win anything, I'll get to tell him that it didn't cost me anything... LOL!

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  154. These paints are super- I love the tag! I am curious - did the ribbon become stiff from the paint?

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  155. These paints look wonderful. Your tag is fabulous!

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  156. Love what you have done with the paints! Can't wait to try these!!

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  157. I like this tag. But I'm still not seeing the difference between the new paints and the old stains - at least not once the tag is colored with them. I guess I'll have to get some paints when they come out and just experiment like you're doing.

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  158. I can't wait to try out the Distress Paints. I love everything 'Distress' and this just adds to the fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  159. I always love seeing other people's color combinations. I am so conservative with my colors sometimes that I need to be shaken out of my monochromatic rut.

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  160. you, my friend, RAWK. Those are amazing tags and the colors are great. Thanks!

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  161. Again ... love following the process of testing the new paint. And I really like that you included the not-so-perfects too ... all part of learning & experimenting !! Thanks !

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  162. I was with you thinking that both tags were a bit... well.... like you said. BUT, when you added the black and bold blue letters, it came across like a dream. I love this and am so impressed by what this new product can do! This I will pin! I'm a day late with this post so have to tell you that I loved "tomorrow's" cartoons as well as the tag!

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  163. Great tag! I love how the blue letters turned out and that globe stamp is fab! Thanks for sharing your experiences and tips with the new paints, Claire x

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  164. Maybe I'm longing for spring but I'm loving those beautiful, bold colours!

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  165. Great tutorial and tag. TFS!
    Lynne

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  166. Love the tag! I can't wait to play with the new paints and stamps! Bette

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  167. I am starting to see some possiblities with the paints. I love how they looked on the alpha letters!

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  168. Great Tag! I especially like the look of the plastic letters.

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  169. Even mistakes look gorgeous on the tags with this new paint! And the colors make me smile -- how could one not?

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  170. love the new distress paints..thanks for the inspiration

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  171. Fabulous techniques - doesn't Tim have so many amazing products - and you do amazing things with them!!

    Julie

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  172. I love yor post ame as much of my art I call happy accidents! So it's nice to know I'm not the only one having things go awry!! I am so crazy about these paints! Can't wait to try them for myself!!

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  173. Oh, this looks like so much fun and the end result is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and for the chance to win!!

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  174. Love the finished tag! But I also like the first tag - I do like that muted look but since I've decided to step out of my rut (using the same colors, techniques, etc) I like that nice bright tag - I'm thinking it would make a pretty nifty project, too! Can't wait to try the paints, either!!

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  175. Love your honesty! When something goes awry, you're willing to share it! Thanks for teaching us on these awesome paints!

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  176. You make lemonade out of what you thought was a lemon. A true artist can always work with "mistakes!" Love the easy clean up.

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  177. Great ideas today for using the paints. I especially like what you did with the letters. Guess I'll have to get some of those, too! Anne, yourmainestamper

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  178. Great info! I love these paint colors!
    DeniseB

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  179. very cool! love your techniques and end result!

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  180. You are proving just how valuable it is to experiment and how much you can learn from your, um, mistakes? I am sure everyone here wishes they could play along but these new paints definitely look worth waiting for. Too bad they can't be made available the moment they are announced but I can't think of anyone better than you to have them to experiment with.

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  181. Love both of your tags and I am looking forward to trying out the new Distress Paints!

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  182. Love your work and your new tags. And I really need these paints ;)

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  183. I love the distress paint on ribbon! I never would have thought of that. Thank you!

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  184. I am loving all your uses of this new product. I can't wait to play

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  185. What a fun tag...gee, must start saving for some of these cool new Distress goodies :)

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  186. Your projects are always so inspiring. I'm going to go experiment right now!

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  187. Great tag. I can see why the globe stamp is you favorite, right now, I love it. Thanks.

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  188. I discovered your blog just a little while back and I must say you are one of the most talented artist I've ever seen! Your work is stunning!

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  189. Totally gorgeous and I love the colour combo! I'm so happy to see you using the blueprint stamps as well because I keep eyeing them up but wondering how I'd actually use them and now I know!

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  190. Paula, thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize package---both of those tags looked awesome to me, but I am a bright color girl through and through! Love your ideas and inspiration! I can't wait to get my hands on the Distress Paint---this seems like a true must-have product!

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