Friday, December 13, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Day 5 - Tim Holtz Distress Paints!

Friday the 13th may be an unlucky day for some but TODAY it's your LUCKY day!
 
It's Sue Lelli here and it's Day 5 of the 12 days of Christmas and today you can buy any three Distress Ink Pads, Distress Paints, or Distress Stains for only $11.99 (the deal is good on only one of the items listed above.)That's right...only 24 hours so grab yours fast. Use promo code 12DAYS5  at checkout. Check out the colors in the eP Shop!
Here's the YUMMY product I had to work with:

 
I had never played with these distress paints before but now I am IN LOVE and I am using them on EVERYTHING! What I LOVE is that you can create a marbling effect by adding different paint colors at one time, applying water (or not) and then tilting your project to make the paints run together for a very COOL look! There are so many "How To" videos online and that is how I learned what to do. Plus you can make up your own techniques, too. And when it is dry ~ it is DRY so adding wet products doesn't change the look you have created.

For this post, my first ever creations with Tim Holtz's Distress Paints were three tags.

First up - a Christmas tag in honor of our Christmas promotion:
LOVE the green with the pinks!

Here's a close up of the paint swirls.

For my second tag, I stuck with the pinks/seedless preserves and made this "Joy" tag.
 I added a Petaloo flower and some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through my Prima Halftone stencil.

Here you can see the marbeling effect and the embossing paste.

For my third tag: 
I sprayed more water on this, added a Petaloo flower, some lace, and a Prima Wood butterfly.

I also used the Crafters Workshop Confetti stencil to add the hearts and dots.

Following are some photos of my steps: 
What the tag looked like after I let the paint run.
 
I layed some fringe on it to see if I liked it.

I took the fringe away and added embossing paste to the side.

Here are the colors I used. I added the Petaloo flower to cover the big purple blob.
I hope you like my first attempts with this FABULOUS Tim Holtz Distress Paint! I can't get enough of it (I bought every single color! LOL!)
Then shop at the Eclectic Paperie Store using promo code 12DAYS5  to receive you discount price of three for $11.99!

Preview Alert ~  check back at the eP blog on December 24th to see what I made with THESE Distress Paint colors:
HINT - it's a FAB Christmas gift I made for my husband!  See you then!
 


6 comments:

toni said...

Three gorgeous tags! They really demonstrate how lovely to use Distress paints are, the colours you've chosen are lovely x

Karen Crossen said...

Sue!! Those are ah-mazing!! I love them!! Thank you for sharing those ideas because I don't have any distress paints . . . guess I should buy myself another early Christmas present!! K

Bottle Works said...

This is such lovely projects. LOVE the marble effect. Thank you for the very clearly written directions.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sue, these are gorgeous! I had no idea you could do this with Distress paints. Love the marbling. Your trims add wonderful texture and make me want to touch :) Thanks for the info and inspiration.

Andiepants said...

Wow these tags are over the top gorgeous!!!

Micki said...

LOVE how the marbling turned out, especially with the pinks. And adding that trim is a fabulous idea, which I am so going to copy(wink).

Gorgeous tags Sue!!!!