Friday, May 31, 2013

Distress Paints Tutorial

Hello crafty friends!

I have been having a blast lately playing around with my new Distress Paints from Tim Holtz and Ranger. I was very unsure of them at first. It seemed like a lot of money to pay for such a small bottle of acrylic paint and would it really be worth it? YES! These paints are unlike any other medium I have tried. The colors match the whole Distress line which is nice for matching them to my other projects and mediums, but even more than that the amount of surfaces I can use them on is AMAZING! They work great on all kinds of paper (glitter paper too!), wood, metal, plastic, acrylic... all those tricky surfaces that I have only used my alcohol inks on before. 
Image courtesy of Simon Says Stamp

Now another very special thing I should mention is that they react to water just like the other Distress products (inks, markers, stains) but only while they are wet. Once the paints dry they become permanent which is fabulous for creating layers! Something that cannot be transmitted through the computer is how they feel after they dry. I know that may sound strange, but usually paint leaves a texture on paper and you can feel all kinds of ridges on the surface. This is not so with Distress Paints. Once dry, it feels like they completely sink into the paper and leave you a beautiful, silky smooth surface that is wonderful for stamping! 

So you may have gathered that I'm a little excited by this new medium...well I just can't help it! The chemistry wizards at Ranger have done it again and created a product that is worth adding to your collection!

Here is a video that I made demoing Distress Paints:

I hope you enjoyed this quick review and I hope you have a very creative weekend!

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