Distress Paints Layering – Video Tutorial

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If you saw my card that I posted yesterday, you may have thought this was coming. I’ve had a change to play a little with the new Distress Paints, and I’m in LOVE. Eek! The video tutorial for this week features these guys in Picket Fence, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Spun Sugar. Yum!

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Here’s the video for this week. Enjoy!

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I talk about my favorite 12 colors in this blog post, if you’re interested in which ones to pick up first!

And here’s the finished card. I’m so in love with this fresh and bright ombre look. And the pink? How perfect is the color scheme for a baby girl card?!

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Although the background tends to steal the show, the cast of supporting characters here is the cute stamping from Lawn Fawn’s Plus One and the brand new Lemon Bakers Hemp. They pull everything together into a funky but polished overall feel. And the coloring on the rattles? That’s done with Distress Paint, too. Just tap a little out onto your craft sheet and you can paint with a brush just like you would with acrylic. It was insanely easy, and there was no extra color matching required.

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I hope you enjoyed this little layering tutorial. This is just the beginning of playing with these new paints, and I can’t wait to have more time to play with them! I’m keeping nice and crazy busy with school, some freelance work and my own projects, but that’s okay. I like being busy – gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. :) Be back soon for some fun with one of my favorite products of all time. (Cough*wood veneer*cough!)



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8 Responses to Distress Paints Layering – Video Tutorial

  1. Margaret

    Love it! Pinned it!

  2. Awesome, I have looked at these paints but they scare me and I never know what colors to get. I love this card and the way you did the background variation of color, and who would of thought to do the dabber pink over this to get a totally different look.. you did and it’s awesome. I hope to see more videos on this paint to totally convince me to get them. Thanks so much.

  3. Louise G

    Thanks again Britta for that wonderful tutorial!
    I wouldn’t have thought of the pink with yellows but it seems to work pretty well. I’ve been playing a little too with my Distress Paints and can’t wait for my next week school break …
    Keep sharing your fresh ideas and creations, you’re inspiring …

  4. Valerie Gee

    Another super tutorial! I don’t have any of the paints yet, but I watched Tim demo them at CHA and I’m intrigued. Maybe this will be the final motivator to make me go and get them! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  5. Barb Ghigliotty

    Hi Britta,
    I’m so sorry to have gotten behind on my email…I LOVE your card, WOW! And, thanks so much for the video! mwah!

  6. Avra

    I just discovered you and your terrific videos today while exploring some of Tim Holtz’s product line. I have the full set of Distress Inks and Markers. I have a few alcohol inks, which I have to admit, I have barely cracked open or used. I am loving his videos on the new Distress Paints. Here is my question – what are the basic differences between Distress Paints and Distress Stains? I understand that the Paints are more opaque, the Stains more translucent – anything else? Both are reactive with water in the same way? I never thought I “needed” these products, now I”m pretty sure I do! Just not sure which one! Which do you prefer?

    • So glad you “found” me today! Thanks for leaving your sweet comment. I actually have this post on alcohol inks that may help you get started. They are fabulous! As far as Distress Paints and Stains go, think of Paints as acrylic paints and Stains as watercolor paint. They can act in similar ways, but they can also create very specific and different looks. Besides looking very different, the stains and be re-activated with water once dry, while the paints will stay put once dry, allowing you to build many layers. Both have really great applications to projects; it depends on the look you’re going for and how you want the layers of product to interact. Thanks fo stopping by! Make sure to comment on my posts from this week while you’re here, too: I have some really big giveaways going on!

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