Distress Paint + Washi Tape Sheets Video Tutorial

For this week’s tutorial, I wanted to break out the distress paints again. These guys are so much fun + I’m really loving layering transparent things lately, so this is what came of that experiment. Enjoy the video!

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Here’s a look at the final card. Look at all of that colorful, shiny goodness!

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The sentiment is from the KP YOLO stamp set embossed onto a Lawn Fawn Stackables Star die cut from thick vellum. Don’t get mad at me if I use this die set on every card for the rest of my life, okay? ;) And I’ve decided these star embellies from Studio Calico are winners for sure. Gold? Stars? Glitter? What’s not to like?!

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As you see in the video, I was going to use the yellow We R Memory Keepers washi sheets, but the gold pattern from Lifestyle Crafts ended up looking a whole lot better. It’s all about experimenting and trying to find a pattern that works with the background. I honestly didn’t even know this technique was going to work, so I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the background ended up. It reminds me of a Californian sunset.

Here’s a closer look at the distress paint before it dried. Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry colors look and blend SO well together.

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I hope you’ll give this technique a try in your crafty time this week. Think of trying out different washi patterns or vellum with white embossing or dry embossing to create different effects. I know what I’m going to be playing with later today! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Back to the studio I go to work on several projects for you! I can’t wait to share. :)



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4 Responses to Distress Paint + Washi Tape Sheets Video Tutorial

  1. Valerie Gee

    “Yeah, just kidding…. I’m going to add some gold stars….” LOL! You crack me up! I knew there was no way you could not add some amazing bling to your card! =D I love how it turned out. I don’t have any washi sheets, but I bet I could get a similar look with washi tape and some careful placement of the strips. Hmmmm…. must try this out….. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you are having a good day! XXOO from CO,

  2. Gorgeous! I love all the inky :)

  3. This was a fabulous end result! I just found you via Joy Taylor’s December 2010 post! [I was perusing her blog too] Sure glad I did since I found your blog~

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