I have a fun project to share today for the Tim Holtz Media Team using Distress Stains. I have to say, when the Distress Spray Stains were first released a few months ago I thought, why do I need spray stain when I have Distress Stain in a bottle? Well, I have come to understand that each have their own purpose because of the way the bottle dispenses the liquid. And YES, I do need both! Follow along and I will show you what I created.
I cut a couple sheets of Ranger Watercolor Cardstock about 3 /1/2 x 8 1/2". You will get three strips per page.
1. Distress Stain - any color (I'm going for a Christmas theme so I included Peeled Paint and Festive Berries. I also included some colors that might not scream Christmas like, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone and Iced Spruce.
2. Distress Stain Spray - Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass
3. Paint brushes in varying widths
4. Two craft sheets (optional)
Remember to shake before use - and clean the nozzle after use to prevent clogging. No one likes clogging.
NOTE: This is where the second Craft Mat comes in handy. I painted the stripes on one Craft Mat and sprayed on the other (because we all know, sprays go everywhere - even on your camera that you might be taking photos with, to document the process).
I die cut the strips to create shapes for tags and cards.
I used Sized Ovals, Sized Circles, Stacked Stars, Ornamental, Mini Baroque and even Tarnished Trophies and the Festive Gent. Really, any die is fair game.
I added a Vial Label at the bottom. The 25 comes from the Botanical Remnant Rubs. If I was going to make these in bulk, I would replace the 25 with a small stamp.
I also colored a mini Arrow with gold Alcohol Ink and added it to the card with Multi Medium.
And if you hadn't heard, 24 new colors of Distress Spray Stain were just released by Ranger last week! I'm gonna need a bigger Craft Mat.