Paper Piecing using Distress Paints – a Video Tutorial

Posting this video tutorial a couple days later that usual this week. It’s been a weirdly hectic work week full of lots of trying to feel better. I’m happy to report that I’m feeling a TON better – at about 80% of my normal health. Resting Saturday through Tuesday was definitely the best decision I’ve made in a while. I was even able to go to class on Thursday and pretty much catch up in my classes before the start of spring break. Yay! So thank you so much for your well wishes and sweet comments. :)

Today, I wanted to share a little more with Distress Paints. How about some paper piecing featuring my all-time favorite stamp set from Tim Holtz: Birthday Blueprints. Enjoy!

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Here’s a better look at the finished card:

03-15-13 Distress Paint Paper Piecing Video Tutorial by Britta Swiderski-1

I used three very different stamp sets on this card – the Birthday Blueprints, Lawn Fawn’s Sharp Backdrops and Check This Out for that fabulously long sentiment. Can you tell that the new LF releases have already fully integrated themselves into my crafting? Love it!

03-15-13 Distress Paint Paper Piecing Video Tutorial by Britta Swiderski-2

Other things that make this card tick- the StazOn Jet Black ink is perfect for stamping on top of the paint, my beloved Sharpie Markers made touching up the stamped images very easy (you can get them in sets of 12, too, and I totally squealed when I found them in bulk) and finally, the Memento Tuxedo Black marker is absolutely perfect for going around the edges of stamped images.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial for this week. This next week is going to be incredibly fabulous. It’s my spring break, so I’ll finally have time to get some projects from my big long list done. Yay! And, there may just be a fun special announcement on Wednesday (March the 20th), so  you’re going to want to stop back for that. See you soon with more fun!



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8 Responses to Paper Piecing using Distress Paints – a Video Tutorial

  1. That was a really good tutorial! I love how the present pops out on the card!

  2. Nedita

    Great video! Can’t wait to try this technique! :)

  3. Barb Ghigliotty

    Hi Britta,
    I’m so glad you’re feeling better…thank heaven you took some time off to rest!
    I can’t tell you how much I LOVED this video…and you card is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, in spite of how you were feeling…I hope things continue to go well for you at school…you’re really in count down now ~ Woo-Hoo!!!
    Hugs to you!

  4. Maureen Chandler

    This is a wonderful card – love the layers and those stamps are great! Thanks so much for the video and glad you are feeling better!!

  5. Great video! I love this technique! I’m going to try it out for my next class! You do a great job with tutorials … quick, clear … you have a new subscriber!

  6. Vivianne

    Love your videos and love love love this card. Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon…Viv

  7. Shirley

    Wonderful video. Love the blueprint stamps from Tim Holtz.

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