1. shake before use (there is a mixing ball inside)
2. paint reacts with water until dry
3. once dry, you can layer other wet liquids without disturbing the bottom layer.
If you missed the original test drive of Distress Paint, you can see it here.
I decided to make my first test run on a #8 tag.
Metallic Distress Paint - tarnished brass and a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Mixed media set to create a "night time" sky over the Distress Stain - Salty Ocean background. Love these two colors together!
"Starry Night" at Musée d'Orsay and I just kept thinking about the golden stars in the blue sky and how they almost pop off the canvas. This painting was a huge influence in today's project of metallic over blue.
The finish of the paint is fantastic, super shiny, just what you want in a metallic paint. I know the rest of the photos will not capture the shine (so hard to see online) but the shimmer is really nice.
So the test run is good, love the color blue, love the idea, so lets expand it and make a project.
Cut three pieces of manila cardstock-
5 3/4 x 12" - fold in half
5 3/4 x 4 - fold out
5 1/2 - 3" - pocket
you will also need 2 pieces of paper for pages, cut 7 x 5" and folded in half. I used a thinner weight cardstock, like the type you would run through your home printer.
Note: I only stamped circles on one side of each of the cardstock pieces.
Using the sticky back canvas hinge, add the 5 3/4 x 4" piece onto the right end of the large piece (this will make more sense in later pictures).
I then folded the two 7 x 5" papers in half and punched 3 holes on the fold to sew them to the cardstock with waxed linen. That is the waxed linen you can see here tying the signature of pages to the cardstock.
Okay, so set the "cover" aside and let's try some of the Brushed Pewter color. I cut a couple pieces of cardstock to fit the flag stamp you see here on the "London Sights" stamp set. The other stamp set I will get to in a minute is "Time Traveler", it all looks very British don't you think?
Once dry, dip the card into Barn Door Distress Stain to color the remaining card.
Note: Remember to clean the paint off your stamp right away.
I used Big Ben from the "London Sights" set for the cover, just like the tag. I added Tissue tape, Remnant Rubs and the Crinkle Ribbon.
I am not using water color paper so I spritzed water on the non-stick craft mat then just dipped the brush end of the marker into a water droplet. This gives me a bit a extra open time before the marker dries on the paper.
I also added the ring fastener so it can be pulled open like a door.
Well, that's all for today. Hope you liked the project and that you might try making one in your own style. Dig out a set a of stamps you haven't used in a while and get going! The project should only take a few hours, start to finish, and you will have something fun to keep or give away. I could definitely see using this template for Mother's day...lighter colors, notes tucked into the pocket, sentiments written onto the pages of the little book, flowers and leaves colored with Distress Markers...hummm, sounds like a good idea to me!
Cheers for a great weekend!
PS) for those of you who are fellow Project Runway fans I am happy and sad this week. LOVED seeing the snippets of the collections last night (this is always my favorite episode) and am looking forward to next week to see the actual fashion show. I won't spoil it for anyone who has not watched the last episode, but there was one person with a very clear vision that MUST win next week or I am going to be very upset. I have not seen such detail since Season 7 winner, Seth Aaron. I think we might just a have to have a Project Runway party next week!
Oh, and the sad part? ...it will be over soon!