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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scrappy Angie's: Distress Paint Part 1

Tim Holtz® Distress Paint is the latest craze in the scrappy world and a definite must have! If you have not heard of these amazing paint, it's time to check it out and see what you can do with them. Today, I'll be sharing with you a simple technique creating a gorgeous marbled effect. 

1. Get your favorite Tim Holtz® Distress Paint colors out & a piece of watercolor paper (3"x5"). I have chosen to use watercolor paper because of the amount of water I was going to use. You can opt to use a thick cardstock too.

2. Put some of the Distress Paint onto your craft sheet. Alternatively, you can use an acrylic block.

3. Spray some water with your mister bottle onto the Distress Paint. The amount of water will not change the vibrancy of the color - but it will create a more watercolor effect.

4. Next, swipe your watercolor paper onto the Distress Paint.

5. Below is the result of just one swipe! Isn't the color gorgeous? You can leave it like this, or swipe more Distress Paint onto your watercolor card. But do remember, do not overdo it as the colors may turn muddy.

6. After you are satisfied with the colors, dry it up with a heat gun or you can leave it overnight to dry. What you should know is, Distress Paint is permanent once it is dry. So, if you want to add more colors on top (which I did) after it dries - and if you mist it with water - the previous colors will not run! How very cool is that?

7. Finally, cut a piece of kraft cardstock (3.5"x5.5") and adhere your distressed watercolor paper onto it. I've added a doily in the center and a simple die-cut as the background is already so vibrant. A unique handmade card all under 10 mins!

Feel free to leave a comment on this post if you have any questions at all. :) I'll be more than happy to help. So, go - grab your Tim Holtz® Distress Paint today from Scrap-n-Crop and get scrappy with it!

Do remember to tune in next week for another fun technique using Distress Paint!

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Supplies used:

{Mustard Seed/Picked Raspberry/Mowed Lawn/Salty Ocean}
Watercolor paper


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Pryn said...

AWESOME tutorial!!! I cannot wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing :)

Angeline Choo said...

Glad this was helpful! Look out for Part 2 this coming Thursday :)

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