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Sunday, June 2, 2013

DISTRESS PAINTS - 1


This is Tanvi wishing you all a very good morning, here to share my first post on DISTRESS PAINTS. 
Hope you are having fun with all our activities, please do share your work with bakers twine in our first challenge – A NEW BEGINNING & USE BAKERS TWINE. We have some amazing inspiration on the use of bakers twine lined up for you this month……………….make sure you drop in often or better still follow us so you do not miss out something.

I am here today to introduce the newest product to join the ranger distress family – DISTRESS PAINTS, announced at CHA Winter 2013. And take my word for it, once you use these versatile paints you cannot do without them……………I am kind of getting obsessed with these!!!

WHAT ARE DISTRESS PAINTS?
  •  Distress Paints are very fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces.
  • These special paints are developed to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains—perfect to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques.
     WHAT ARE THE COLORS AVAILABLE?

     Distress paints are available in 27 colors that coordinate with the Distress palette in 1 oz. bottles with a very convenient dabber system application which I will show you in a while.

Picture Courtesy: ohmycrafts.com


And three amazing metallic shades


Picture Courtesy: timholtz.com

HOW DO THEY DIFFER FROM DISTRESS INKS/STAINS


DISTRESS PAINTS
DISTRESS STAINS/INKS
Fluid water based acrylic paints
Fluid water based dyes
Can be used of multiple surfaces – paper, fabric, metal, glass
Can be used only on paper & other porous surfaces
Once the paint is dry it does not rewet – so can be easily layered with inks/stains
React with water even after they are dry
Single layer gives a deep vibrant color
Several layers have to be applied to get a deeper color

HOW DO I USE THESE?

Distress Paints come in bottles with a mixing ball inside. They have a convenient dabber system for easy application with a built-in spring valve. To use shake the bottle, simply press down on the valve repeatedly to release the paint & soak the dabber top. Just shake, dab & dry……………no mess at all!!!
You can -
  • paint straight from the bottle onto a surface with the dabber tip
  • squeeze onto the surface & swipe
  • open the bottle & use a paint brush
  • add it to your palette &  use, as any other paint to add color to your objects
  • use it with a palette knife
WHY SHOULD I USE DISTRESS PAINTS?


  • Very fluid water-based, multi-surface acrylic paint
  • reactive with water while the paint is wet allowing some great blending ability and awesome textural effects.
  • once dry; they don’t rewet so you’re able to layer these with the other distress products like inks and stains to achieve unbelievable effects. (This  makes them different from inks & stains which react with water)
  • palette of colors from the distress line will make it easy to coordinate with other distress products too.  
  • matte finish on craft projects
  • convenient dabber system application
  • create astonishing backgrounds, embellishments, layouts, cards
  • colors stay rich and vibrant
  • paint dries with a nice smooth opaque finish.
These are incredible paints with some very innovative properties unlike any other paints & so so so easy to use. Can’t believe, right? Wait until I show you pictures!!

WHERE CAN THESE BE USED?
  •      on a number of surfaces – paper, grunge board, plastic, wood, metal, chipboard, fabric, ribbons, laces, canvas, vellum, acetate and many more.
  •  with stamps, embossing folders, stencils, templates, masks or simply with your fingers.
In the picture below I have used the paint on different surfaces………………..left some part uncolored to show you the original surface.












Ok,  enough of gyan on the paints let me now show you some results.

A. In this tag I squeezed some mowed lawn, picked raspberry & salty ocean paints directly onto the tag, added washi tape & stamped………..its that simple.


B. For this tag I squeezed salty ocean & mowed lawn paints on my mat, spritzed with water & swiped the tag……………..isn’t that an amazing background? Add a washi tape, stamp, embellish……………. & u have a tag in a few minutes.


C.The BG of this tag is picked raspberry.  I let it dry & then dabbed salty ocean onto the tag directly from the bottle. Washi tapes once again & another tag ready!!



This was my first experiment with distress paint (by now you all know I love experiments!!!) & was not disappointed, they are certainly worth having in your craft room. THE CRAFT SHOP now stocks the entire range of distress paints.........& I will have to pick a few more colors.

Want some more ideas, tips & techniques for distress paints? Do visit again. This was just a basic introduction; I will be back with a couple of more ideas – embellishment, backgrounds, mixed media layouts.

Please do leave some love if you find this useful :-).









26 comments:

  1. hey tanvi lots of info abt distress paint. thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Woow superb knowledge based post...thanks tanvi....

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  3. This is very helpful post Tanvi !I had zero info on distress paint and inks, your post has given lot of info about it.Thanks !

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  4. beautiful tanvi. thanks for sharing this.

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  5. Awesome post Tanvi..thanks for info...very useful

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    1. Am so glad you found it useful Smita, thanks.

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  6. Wonderful post Tanvi..Didn't knew that these stains are so versatile..thanks for sharing the info. Tanvi !!

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  7. tanvi thanks a lot for sharing....its a gr8 informations.

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  8. thank you Tanvi ...for this ultimate informations....now next in my endless craft buying list...lol

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    1. Yes Daksha we all have a wish list which is getting longer each day!! So glad you liked the info, thank you.

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  9. Hey , i read your post sometime back , its really awesome, you have explaine it so well ..TFS

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  10. Thanks for posting this. And lovely creations. Very inspiring....

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  11. Loved this post.Very well explained.concise and to the point,yet captures all the info.Thanks for this.

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  12. this is such an informative post...thanks tanvi... i hv been meaning to play with them...

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