Posts Tagged ‘Distress Paint’

Tuesday with Tara {take 85}

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Happy Tuesday & Happy Valentines Day!  I hope it’s a great day for you filled with time spent enjoying the people and things you love! ❤️


Today I’m sharing the card I made for my Valentine, my husband, Brian. As you can see from the sentiment (by Hampton Art Stamps) I love him more than coffee (that’s a whole lot *wink*).


I paired this fab sentiment, which I white embossed on a black die cut label, with a coffee cup die cut by Tim Holtz, which I inked up with a stencil & Distress Ink (offset in two colors to fill in the space) and finished with a corrugated sleeve & watercolor heart (a cutout left from a previous project).  Black paint splatter tied everything together for me!

IMG_9207I must confess, I wanted a fun & colorful background for my die cut pieces and was dreaming about the Distress Oxide inks that are coming out soon… have you seen how they look on kraft cardstock? Sigh. They are definitely on my wish list!  But since they are still on pre-order, I realized I had another option for a colorful background on kraft and pulled out my Distress Paints.


After dabbing some color onto the card front, I misted it with water to blend colors and add some fun drippy details.  I alternated drying with my heat tool and adding more paint and water until I was happy with the blended background.  I set this aside to dry under some weight (sizzix bigz dies did the trick!) to make sure my card was flat before adhering my layers. Hope you like it!

Inky hugs,



Tuesday with Tara {take 42}

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing with you a project I did a while back using Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint marbling technique (you can see some step by step photos of the technique on his blog here- skip to step 8!) I used 3 small tags and added some stamped details and Distress Ink around the edges as well before finishing with my focal images.


The bird stamps are by Memory Box (both birds are from one stamp, inked & stamped separately to cover two tags) and the sentiment is from my stash (Inkdinkado).  They are stamped simply in black Archival Ink, then embellished with a little bit of Distress Stickles.  Simple details like colorful Prima flowers, bling & crinkle ribbon finish this card.



A card layout like this is a great way to showcase small tags you’ve used to experiment with background techniques.  Your backgrounds will shine when you keep the images simple and bold.  If you have Distress Paints and haven’t played with them in a while, pull out a few colors and try out this technique!  It’s a fun one 🙂

Leave me a comment and you could win a Memory Box bird die– it matches the stamps used on my card!  I’d love to know, do you use tags when you are trying out new (to you) techniques?

The winner of our giveaway from last week is KELLY- thanks for your comment 🙂  Send us a message on facebook or use this form with your mailing address and we’ll send your prize (a butterfly stamp!) off to you!

Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,