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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

neglected art supplies - distress stains


Another supply that can use some dusting off are my distress stains.
Why do I suddenly think about neglected supplies? Well head on over to Carolyne Dube's blog and she'll explain you everything.
So I cut some tags and grabbed my stains and was all set for some play time.

This is an overview of the results


And here are the details

watercolor technique = applying distress stain (DS) to craft mat and swiping tag through it.

watercolor technique and stamping with DS

from left to right:
watercolor technique + DS blown with air can
drawn pattern with crayon (acts as a resist for the DS) + watercolor technique
watercolor technique + dauber dots



some textured tags
left: glue down crumbled up tissuepaper and add some DS 
right: scrunch up the still wet tag after the watercolor technique,
then add some DS to the crunches.


these ones didn't really turned out as hoped.
left:watercolor technique + watersplatters
centre: watercolor technique + placing a babywipe for a while on top
right:apply layer of babyoil, on top watercolor technique


I turned the tags in a little booklet for further reference by simply putting a bookring through the holes.


6 comments:

  1. Fun way to play with Distress stains! I think I've neglected that supply too! Thanks for being a part of Let's Play!

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  2. Just like a Recipe card File for art! I really like some of the looks you've chosen to show us here. Plus, there is tissue paper in one corner of my studio are.
    :)

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  3. Great backgrounds, Vicky! Good idea to keep the tags together with a ring!

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  4. These look fab, love all the different effects. Great idea to make them into a booklet, I think I might do this myself. Handy for inspiration if you ever get stuck for ideas.
    Katrina x

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