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7/11/2016

Distress Paints

Good afternoon, Happy Monday and welcome to a scheduled post.

Have a bunch of Distress Paints* but had never tried using them until recently. (first effort on this card). Dab the paint over a stamp, stamp, and my mistake was using new bottles, and not creating a palette, but just dabbing right onto a stamp, which was not crisply etched. Used part of that effort where the color was too heavy, as the background behind the flowers on the Wild Hibiscus card.

*last year when Ranger was coming out with the color of the month, I bought these in sets, which included the stains - which I seldom remember to use - and the paints.

Since there was so much color still left on the flower stamp, spritzed it with more water, and pulled some more prints - until most of the color was gone from the stamp surface. The background on this card is from one of those prints, and actually looked quite nice (although the photo does not show it as well as I'd have liked- the ink had become quite pastel rather than bold)

Another try was to ink up the stamp surface with Versamark, emboss with SnS Belgian Crème EP. Not the best stamp to do this with, as it resulted in a totally embossed surface, which then got spattered with some of the spritzing ink because I didn't move it. (accidental spatters seem to work better for me, than if I deliberately try to spatter and get blobs). Cut some strips from this result to use as borders on this print. (yes I _know_ it's only paper! I like to think and see if mistakes can be used for something else!)

 
- Flower stamp from Just Rite's Let Your Soul Sing Clear set inked with WOW watermark pad, then used WOW Fool's Gold EP. The container looks like pink glitter, but embosses to a rather pinkish shade of gold. Quite pretty.
 
- Julie Ebersole Hello die cut from a white snippet, 2 layers from some packaging cardboard (not thick, but thicker than cardstock). Adhered the layers, then WOW embossing ink, sprinkled the Fool's Gold, heat embossed.
 
- blue DP from a Color box watercolor 8x8 paper pack (inexpensive - from Walmart, but thought the papers were pretty). Embossed with a folder that has a border on each side (sorry - don't remember the brand or EF name).
 
A fairly quick card, just took a while to do all the elements and thinking :-).  Once the bits & pieces started to come together, it took about 10 minutes. At least it's a 'generic' card for the stash to have handy, and I learned some things (mostly about what NOT to do!).
 
Ya'll have a good evening, and come again. Big Hugs
 
 


42 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Mary, it seems to me that your card has a japanese look!:D So pretty with this background and the "pink gold" flowers!!! Love so much also the sentiment! The embossing has a lovely tone of gold, I have to remember this, when I will buy a gold EP!! :) Thanks for sharing!
Hope your feel good! Have a lovely week

Veerle said...

Your card turned out very pretty Mary.
If you youtube a bit around the distress paint you might be surprised of all the different things you can do with it. Start with the grand master himself Tim Holz ;-) Big hug, veerle xx

Pat said...

A delightful card Mary and the gold embossed flowers and sentiment go well with the turquoise embossed card and the pretty dp, also some interesting distress paint stamping too. x

Lisa said...

It's so elegant and gorgeous, Mary!! I love the gold!! The colors look amazing!! This is stunning my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrisboldo said...

Hi Mary, that's a very very pretty card.....I have never tried these paints before. You made it look so easy.

Hugs
Chris B

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautifully done! Love the hint of color in the background, Mary! Love the composition of this one!

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! love the soft colors on the background.The image is beautifully embossed & I agree accidents can do wonders at times.

Margaret said...

Mary always one to try something new and great result. Don't seem to have the time to experiment these days. DH fell out of bed last night so another sore place on his head. He seems none the worse thankfully.
Hugs
Margaret M

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Like the colours.
Valerija xx

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous and delicate card Mary - a great one to have in the 'stash'. It really did come together beautifully
Blessings
Maxine

Sammy said...

I agree that it does have a bit of Japanese about it. the flowers do remind me of cherry blossom.
Either way it's lovely, and I think the Distress Paints have a beautiful subtle look about them. Gorgeous colours too. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the oriental feel this card has with the beautiful gold cherry blossom stamp and gorgeous subtle background. A truly pretty card.
Lorraine

Gerrina said...

Your card looks elegant and grungy at the same time; a combi I really like in this soft colours!
I'm glad I just bought the inkpads and refilss of the new colours and by using them decided to buy two stain-colours and two different paintcolours...that was all and more then enough! So glad that I can use the new colours but also glad that they aren't on my list anymore; it meant that I couldn't buy some other thinks that I wanted (keep to my budget!) so this year I am kinda catching up... :)
Enjoy your day!

Barb said...

Hi Mary, what a lovely card. It has a very Oriental look to it. Such a pretty stamp. Have fun with your Distress paints. Barbxx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Mary, very elegant and the faint colors in the background are perfect!

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely card I have so many products I was forgetting to use I have made an inventory list and use it top to bottom to ,make sure I don't forget how to use things like long forgotten H2O and Pearlx there is just too much to keep up. ....Lis

Petra Swart said...

Distress paints ...never worked with those either!!!! ...something else I wouldn't find here!!!! :(
Love the very soft bg you created for the pretty flowers, Mary!!! The cheerful sentiment and the flowers are so lovely in gold and I love the bit of dry embossing peeking out from underneath the focal panel!!!! Such a beautiful card, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Redanne said...

Your efforts have resulted in a very pretty card Mary! So pleased to see you using those Distress Paints, I must remember to try this technique... Hugs, Anne xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I'm glad you managed to save your 'mistakes' and make something with them! I love it when that happens, and what a great save it turned out to be. You have made a 'silk purse out of a sow's ear', so to speak! Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bonnie said...

Looks to me like you learned plenty of things to do too, Mary! Love that soft background! I'm the same with splatters. I don't do well at all! I end up with splotches. Stay cool!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sometimes learning what NOT to do is just or more important than learning what to do. I think you've digested some of your lessons well and you've come out with a very nice card.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a wonderful card, and such a great technique used.
It looks so shimmery and lovely.
Great splattered background also.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm having to do VERY quick comments, I HAD to say this is very pretty, love the colours and the textured hello.
Hope you got that "thingy" sorted?
Faith
x

Pia S said...

Not bad, actually rather impressing, to put this together in 10 minutes. I never do that, even when I have everything ready, I'm moving things around, taking my time and so on. A card made of mishaps, turned into beauty.

Carol L said...

You always use such pretty techniques on your cards, and here's another example! I love the subtle touches of color in the background with that golden flower vine! It turned out so pretty so all your efforts were well worth it :)

Kathleen said...

Hello Mary, love the brown and the subtle pink, great image and lovely colours.
Right off to tidy my desk, it is a real mess.

Kath x

pam said...

Love the soft colours of your background Mary, goes beautifully with this gold glitter image and sentiment..
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Well I think it's a really pretty card and love the sparkle and soft background
Carol x

Brenda said...

I don't own nor I have ever used the paints, but have seen other people use them. Love what they did with them and I didn't even realized you used the paints on the other card. Now I'm even more in awe of that card! So you took the ink that was left on the stamp from the first card and stamped it off to make backgrounds? Am I understanding that right? Then you heat embossed this beautiful image on top of one of those backgrounds? I think it looks amazing and so beautiful!!! I love the colors in the background and I love that "hello". Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

LOVE the soft colours of your background Mary. Glad you persevered, but it's really beautiful, especially with the gold embossed flower sprig on top. xx

Sheila H said...

I believe your are a technique queen, Mary. You always have something new and beautiful. The paints and embossing are spectacular.

Donna said...

Really beautiful Mary! Love the gold. Everything came together beautifully! Thanks for sharing. Happy mid week!

Greta said...

Beautiful colors--love the gold embossing, Mary!

Kim Heggins said...

So pretty Mary...love your beautiful card and that wonderful gold!

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous creation! so beautiful!
xoxo Olga

Diane said...

Great card Mary! Very versatile card to have on hand. Thank you for following my blog and I am now a follower of yours. Have a great day!

cheryl said...

Well the results are fan hun looks like a Japanese print just beautiful great stamp hugs cheryl xxx

Zelda C said...

Thank you for your visit Mary and for the warm welcome to blogland. Your card is so pretty with the soft background and the gold flowers! I look forward to visiting you in future. Have a great week-end!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am so loving the soft subtle splat colors in the BG, and love the flowers. I have never played with distress paints, but have stains that need some loving! Awesome job. Hope you are having a great summer : )

Birgit said...

I think you did a great job! The colours are wonderful and then the highlighted gold flowers are wonderfully set in with the garden