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Friday, May 31, 2013

Hello Distress Paints

Hi gang, Micki here and I have a confession to make.  I have held out – held out jumping on the Distress Paint wagon.  Gasp, I know, what was I thinking!

With a limited spending budget, I figured paint is paint and I have plenty of that.  No need to rush out and get them the moment the Distress Paints arrived at retail. But after seeing the awesome projects by the DT using these paints, I had to check them out.

First on the agenda was checking out some tutorials.  Marjie Kemper posted a wonderful tutorial HERE on the eP blog.   As well as  Alison Bomber.  You can find her Distress Paint Games post HERE.  Don't forget YouTube.  A search will bring up lots of tutorial videos, including several by Tim Holtz.

With the intend of doing several techniques, I only did one technique with the  Distress Paints and completely got lost in it.  It's the simple things and I was am in love because of this result:
Splatter - drip heaven!!!!!
I couldn't stop and was berating myself for NOT having every single color.  After forgetting about the time (dinner, dishes, etc.) and lots of splattered background card stock I decided to go for a simple card.  Let the awesome splatters take center court and came up with this: 
 Super simple card.  I added the sentiment using Idea-ology Alpha Parts Signmaker letters to spell out Hello.  I absolutely love it. And the letters add a little dimension, which I like.

I already started several other projects with these paints which I can't wait to finish.  And all I can say is..... run....don't walk..... to the eP shop and get 'em before they are gone!  

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Kim said...

That looks like far too much fun, Micki! Love the look of those splats and think they would look very nice in my journal!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

I love this! Love the splatter and the color choice!

Words and Pictures said...

So fabulous, Micki - fun, vibrant card backgrounds - and I can see why you didn't want to stop!! Thanks so much for the shout out too...
Alison xx

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt Micki ... loving what you did with the distress paints, it`s addictive, I have splodged with the stains and loove...loving it Micki!!
Big hugs

Starla said...

*smacking my head* I SO wish I had seen this earlier!! I would have TOTALLY CASED it for the birthday card for my son (that never got made, btw!!)

Unknown said...

I just love this Micki! What a totally cool card!! :)

Sylvia said...

Micky, What a good idea! I was wanting to making paint spot backgrounds but I was going to put out water color and paint brushes. This is way easier! Thanks for the idea.