Friday, July 29, 2011

The E-Team is revisiting the very popular Distress Stain in Part 5 of "It's Better with Color" series. With the introduction of 25 new Distress Stain colors, we figured it was a good medium to color with. That is a lot of new colors to play with. The new Distress Stain colors all coordinate with the Distress Ink color palette. 
e-team blog hop stain  
eclectic Paperie has all the new colors available and are offering them at 10% off. You may want to try some or get a couple new colors into your collection after you get some ideas and inspiration from this E-Team blog hop. 


Distress Stains are the perfect medium if you need to cover a large surface quickly. You can apply as little or as much as you need to build the intensity of the color. It has all the properties of Distress Inks in terms of being able to wick but not breaking down in color. If you really want to learn all there is to know about Distress Stains, take 10 minutes to view this Tim Holtz video. He quickly goes through its properties, uses, and some applications as well.

See what The E-Team has used their Distress Stain to create some awesome projects. You'll pick up some tips and tricks. You'll also see different color combinations that may inspire you to try them out. 





Visit the participating blogs in this E-Team blog hop for a chance to win an eclectic Paperie gift voucher. One comment per person per blog, please.  You have from today, Friday, July29th until Sunday, July 31st to visit each blog participant. Three winners will be chosen from the blog hop participants. The three winners will be posted on the eclectic Paperie Blog on Monday, August 1st so make sure you check back to claim your prize.

There is also one additional prize to be won here on this eclectic Paperie blog. Leave a comment about what you like about Distress Stain and maybe a link to any projects you may have done. Let us know what other surfaces you have used Distress Stains with, too. The eP Blog winner will receive some Distress Stain bottles and some surprises, too.  

"It's Better with Color!"
-Daisy Sparks
"feed your creativity" at  
www.eclecticpaperie.com

68 comments:

Trish said...

Thanks for the link to Tim's video, I will watch that! I have not bought any Distress Staines yet, so no projects or tips. This hop will help me decided if I want to buy them!
Thank you for the chance at the giveaway as well!

LaNell said...

I love the Tim Holtz video. I like all the possibilities with Distress Stain. Sure I will give it a try.

jennifer said...

love the Tim video, thanks for the link.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

The team projects are awesome. I think I need to play with some stains today. :)

Janet L. said...

This hop has been an eye-opener to the possibilities of the Distress Stains. The team did such a wonderful job of showing the product. I don't have any, but now will be giving them a try!! I'm off to the Tim H. video.

Selma said...

Tim's video was very helpful in learning more about the Distress Stains. I love that you can cover a large area quickly and also build the color in intensity. I know I am going to want all the colors!

Sandra said...

I like the fact that they apply easily and go on smoothly ... really cool!
thanks for the fun and inspiration.
Sandra ltb

paperpapier said...

I have never try distress stain before and was a bit confused with distress ink but after going through the blog hop, I am much informed now and definitely they are on my wishlist.

bethann said...

i don't have any stains ... yet. i love how adaptable they are, they can go on so many serfaces and you don't have to worry about ruining your ink pad. i really really really want these, especailly the white.

Swedie said...

I haven't used Distress Stains, but I can see I need to try them. Your team did a beautiful job with them, and I appreciate all the tips. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

CheckerBeads said...

What a fabulous hop! Thanks for all the great ideas.

madoke said...

Thanks for the contest, I have never used the stains so I would love to win. I checked out Tim's video and it is great thanks for the link.

Bunnyfreak said...

I havn't used the distress stains yet but would love to use them for tags and card backgrounds. I love the distress inks and think these would be a great addition to my supplies.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Your DT did a wonderful job of showing the different uses and surfaces the stains can be applied to. Thanks for all the info in the Distress Stains. I originally thought I didn't need this product, now I see I do need it. Thanks for the chance to win...

Wax Beach Artist said...

Tim does do it so well!

artfuljourneys said...

Love the Distress line and the stains are such a wonderful addition. As always EP Blog Hops are the best. Thanks

SusanK said...

I've had the opportunity to play with Distress Stains and little and LOVE them!!! I recently used them on a project.. http://susank-nimblefingers.blogspot.com/2011/07/anything-goes-with-rock-candy.html

Would love to win some more colors to broaden the color range.

di said...

I have used the distress stains to make a background - but I think I need to play a lot more with these. I watched the video - from Tim - so
now I have some more ideas. Thanks for the chance to win some. Di

Beachsidelynn said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I have several of the distress ink pads. Will have to play.

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Enjoyed the hop and seeing every ones techniques... and the endless possibilities for the stain. Most definitely will be picking some up

Missusg said...

i love the convenience and the quick coverage... and now i love that i know that avery tags fit perfectly on top.. i bet tim knew that when making them!

Indy said...

Thanks for the link to Tim's video. The projects from the team were fabulous.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Another great informational hop. Loved the designs and all the tips everyone shared.
I have a few of the Distress Stains, but haven't tried using them yet. I think it will be this afternoons project. Glad to see how simple they are to use. That's why I love to visit your hops. I learn a LOT.
Thanks for the video site also. Have a wonderful weekend

Joan V said...

Thanks for the video. Makes me want to go try a few projects, myself. I loved all the design teams projects. It looks like I need to incorporate the Distress Stains into my craft projects. I love their strong brilliant color on various mediums. Thanks for another educational blog hop.

Bast said...

Thanx for the chance to win once again and for the links! Your DT is made up of some extremely talented ladies and I just love these hops to see what else they can come up with.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Sandy said...

Daisy, thanks for the blog hop. THe team really came through with some GREAT projects and tips!! Thanks for posting the Tim Holtz video too, will watch at later date. I sure hope I win some distress stains, they are super!!!

Melissa M said...

I haven't tried this but I am now interested. Thanks for the link to Tim to find out more. I think as I look at these the thing I like is the dauber top already there. No need to figure out the best way to apply them

Playing with Paper said...

Looks like I need to get some of these. I have the distress inks but have not tried the stains. Thanks for the TH video. That was a wonderful hop!! Thanks for the inspiration.

MORMOR said...

The more I see the more I like. I have yet to purchase the Distress Stains, but now they are at the top of my list. The team projects just confirmed it for me that the stains are a must have.

Anne Temple said...

I love the Distress Stains and have used them to paint a stamped image as well as create cool backgrounds and I altered a clip board with them (needed to seal it). Here is a link to one of the things I've done with the Stains:
http://annemade-anne.blogspot.com/2011/07/distress-stains-do-ya-need-em.html

I definitely want the other colors too. Thanks for the chance to get some with the give-away.

Susan said...

I love all the different ways to use Distress Stain and glad we now have more colors.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great bloghop as always! I love using the new stains especially for how quickly they cover the sufface and for dying my ribbons to match my projects.

Denise said...

Great projects on the hop! Can't wait to get some of these Distress Stains to try out myself! Gorgeous colors....
DeniseB

Jan Gavin said...

Love your "color" hops! So informative.
Jan Gavin

Dee in N.H. said...

You guys sure do know how to put on a party! Fabulous hop and I can't wait to get some stains!

Sue D said...

Great blog hop--I think I need these stains now!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

creativearts said...

I have never used stains so am looking forward to trying these out! They are beautiful on paper! Each blog has more and more information!

janbythesea said...

Greetings,

First, your store and the blog are always filled with great products and many idea's, I am inspired everytime I visit or shop. The Distress Stains are fabulous! I just have Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo as these were the only 2 available in the Monterey Bay area! I have used the stains on many projects. Naturally, it works great on tag ART. I used it to color some white seam binding a had, and now a have THREE colors of bindings which took the ink very well. It worked magic very quickly on my ATC's, and lastly I colored cream faux flower petals to a beautiful pale pink with the Spun Sugar. I WISH our area had more! I can hardly wait for you to announce the winner!

Auntie Em said...

I have one bottle of distress stain and I find it so handy to use. It's easy to add to paper to spread colour where you want it. Definitely will be buying more colours to add to my supply, especially with all the amazing new colours.
Thanks for sharing! :)

creativearts said...

I loved the video! There seems to be many different thinga to use the distress stains for so am anxioux to find them and try them on some projects!

Tona said...

Great blog hop!
blogger wouldn't let me leave on comment on Linda's blog. It just kept sending me in circles.
Until today I have only tried the distress stains on chipboard but I'm looking forward to trying it in all kinds of ways now. :)

chaun said...

I like the streaky-blended look one can get with the Distress stains.

chaun said...

I like the streaky-blended look you can get with the Distress stains.

lolo said...

I would love to win, love all things tim

Cathy Y said...

I just got my Distress Stains, so haven't a lot of experience yet. I am really loving your Better with Color series! Great projects, hints and tutorials. (my only problem is that I am not able to comment on Linda's blog no matter what I try. Must be a google problem.)

nonnie said...

another fun hop...thanks for all the great ideas and tips....

rush said...

i am lovin' that you are showing how to use the products you sell. i hope to get some of the distress staing soon. i also want more of the distress ink pads. thank you.

Bonnie said...

Great ideas! Can't wait to get to the craft room!

Michele Oliver said...

I have never used this product before, but I think I definetly need to go out and get some and start playing immediately.

Deborah345 said...

I love the distress stains they are so easy to work with and gives lots of beautiful color. I have a few of the colors that have been out for awhile now - happy to see more color choices now.

Shirley N said...

Great tips, videos and beautiful designs by the DT! Thanks for the inspiration, can't wait to these these distress stains!

Carole said...

Love, love, love the video link! Tim Holtz videos are wonderful and so are the Distress Stains. Only have one thus far but am hungry for more!

Gabby said...

So glad to see the distress stains being used on projects. It so helps when deciding whether to invest in them. Thanks to your DT! :)

Fern Cawley Edwards said...

Thanks for all the great ideas!

It's Raining Jelly Beans said...

The colors are beautiful and certainly fill a space very quickly.

It's Raining Jelly Beans said...

Thanks for the ideas- i have all of the original stains and haven't used them so much.

Vic said...

I love the stains I have. Picket Fence is on the top of my list - I love how it softens the colors.

JoanneO said...

I had never seen the Distress Stains before and after seeing Tim's video, I can't wait to try them! I would like to try them on some plain white scarfs. I can never find the colors of scarfs I need. This might be the answer!I also have an old canvas book bag that has seen better days and want to decorate it with the Distress Stains and embellishments.

SmilynStef said...

I have purchased Distress Stains ... but sadly admit I have yet to make anything with them yet ... off to check out the talented design team for some inspiration.

Mickie said...

Wow, the girls did some beautiful work as usual!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Distress stains are super cool, a bucket-ful of possibilities! xx

Sarah said...

I love the Distress Stains and enjoyed seeing how the team used them in their projects. They are so easy to use and blend and work very nicely on embossed chipboard.
You can find my latest project using the Stains here.

Robin Cooper said...

Thanks for the chance to win these new products!

Wanda H said...

All fabulous posts by the dt!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

BrianK said...

The team made some fabulous art, thanks for all the tips on using Distress Stains. I applied them on a wooden box first coated in gesso.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the link. It was great, so many new ideas!!

Carol said...

Great link, thank you! I only have one distress ink (antique linen) and I have not used it yet. Love the look on paper and altered items. I would love to try them! TFS

Shannon said...

I personally like how the "Distress Stains" go on the Maya Road chipboard pieces (or any chipboard) so nicely. It's a quick way to color your chipboard.