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Thursday, 9 May 2013

Playing with Distress Paint

Hello Blog Friends

I have been out for a couple of days so this is a scheduled post.  I am having a crafty day today with my friend Lynn and two other friends Susan and Ruth.  We are going to get very inky and messy today.

My own craft room is full of furniture from the rest of the house, whilst the decorators are in doing their magic in our new rooms so I have not been able to craft properly for what seems like ages.  I thought I would post a couple of things I made last week whilst I was playing with my Distress Paints and my new Jo Firth Young stamps from Paper Artsy. I made another couple of ATCs, this time in pink!





I love using the Tim Holtz Distress paints, they are so lush.  I used very thick card so that it would take a good soaking, smooshed some Picked Raspberry and Picket Fence Distress Paint onto my craft sheet, spritzed with a little water and then dragged the card through.

 I dried this with my heat gun and then dragged the card through again.  It is important to dry at each stage so the colours do not go muddy.

The pattern on this one was so nice I really did not want to cover it up.






I then stamped the images from two JOFY mini stamps and coloured
the flowers again with Distress Paint to match the base ATC cards.

The detail on Jo's stamps is amazing, I stamped in Ranger Black Archival ink which gives a clear crisp image.

I coloured the flowers with the Distress Paint and added a few little white dots with a Gelly Roll pen to give some highlights.






The edges of the ATCs and the images were coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I added a couple of words from another set of JOFY stamps and it was job done!

Thank you for looking!  I have been trying to keep up with my commenting on blogs I follow and I hope to get back to crafting and blogging again really soon.  Take care in the meantime.  Big hugs, Anne xx


54 comments:

  1. Wow Anne, what stunning ATC's. The colours are so lovely and vibrant and those JFY stamps just finish them off beautifully. Hope you have a good time with Lyn & friends and come back with more of your super ideas. Hugs Rita xx

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  2. Gorgeous ATCs, really love that pink. xx Flora

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  3. Oh my goodness these are yummy! Have a wonderful time crafting with friends, hugs Jenny x

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  4. Lovely pink ATCs!! I'm with you on the backgrounds - sometimes they look so good it's a shame to cover them up. Hope you're having a good inky time!!

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  5. these are just fabulous Anne - made my first ATC the other night - will be blogging it on Saturday! I love this pink - stunning xx Will text you when we get there on Saturday xx

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  6. These look gorgeous in the pink and that background is amazing! I so love those stamps! I hope you have a lovely day crafting with your friends xx

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  7. fabulous Anne...isn't that pink so gorgeous and I'm loving Jo's stamps...have a fun day out with your friends..I'm planning one too tomorrow...fun and laughter with friends is good for the soul...hugs kath xxx

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  8. Gorgeous Anne and I love that picked raspberry its one of my favourite colours I love those stamps you have used and sounds like great fun to be had with your friends! huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxx

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  9. These are lush Anne, such vibrancy with the picked raspberry and great Jofy images. Have a great crafty day with your friends.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

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  10. So beautiful Anne. I love the colours and fabulous images
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. Gorgeous and in my favourite colour too! Have fun Karen x

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  12. Great background paper, I am going to have to give some smooching a go. Why can I not be there to play with you and your friends. Oh woe is me!!!! You better post some pictures when your new room is finished!
    Sandy

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  13. And what a wonderful day we had too. Thank you once again Anne we love you and David coming over it is always such a fun day and you are so generous with your materials.
    Love from Lynn, Susan and Ruth x x x

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  14. More gorgeousnessness Anne and such a luscious colour! One of my faves too, since I saw it on a tag that Tammy Tutterow did aaages ago. I've got some of the JOFY stamps on my wish list. They're 'going to be big' me thinks! :0)) Mo xx

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  15. These are eautiful, whata yummy background you have created really beautiful makes!!! Hope you have had a fun day hugs trace x

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  16. Thank you Anne for a lovely day. No one's getting their hands on my book! Glad all is well. Susan

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  17. These are gorgeous, Anne! Hope your chaos is over soon,

    Lucy x

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  18. They're great stamps aren't they, I love your painty drippy background too/ Glad you showed us the background before you put the stamped top on, you're right it is a gorgeous colour. But it looks great with the stamp on too. Gorgeous Anne. Michelle x

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  19. Oh these are beautifully vibrant Anne and so fun. Hope you're having a wonderful day. Nicola x

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  20. Ohhh these look fantastic! I am not usually a pink girl but I really like these. The backgrounds look amazing and the whole design so fits those JOFY stamps!! Funky and pretty all at the same time!

    Hope you had a great "play day", must be so hard not to be able to get into your craft room....

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  21. Fabulous ATC's Anne, Love that pink... the Joey stamps are AmAzing....Love them...I Hope your craft room will be back soon... Hugs May x x x

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  22. Hope you've been having a lovely inky, painty day... look forward to seeing what you get up to. Love the results of your Distress Paint games in the meantime - beautiful!
    Alison x

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  23. Love that you got to play with friends! I love these PA flowers! So whimsical and FUN and glorious in hot pink! Love the Distress Paints!

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  24. Hi Anne........stunning colours used and I so love these stamps. Definitely on my wish list. Loving the style of your new blog, header and layout.

    Have a super day crafting its so lovely to get together in this way.

    Hugs

    Annie xx

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  25. Love these little ATCs Anne, the backgrounds are fab and the pink flowers look really striking against the black and white. Hope you had a lovely day with your crafty pals, nice to get away from the decorators. Enjoy the weekend. Linda xx

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  26. Oh, Anne, wie wunderschön.
    Ich liebe Pink, es sieht fantastisch aus.
    Eine tolle Farb-Kombination.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

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  27. Love the brightness and the advice from your play too Anne.

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  28. Oh Anne those paints look like so much fun, and you have created a gorgeous background, I looove the atcs you created, just fabulous work, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend..

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  29. I love those stamps! So versatile but I love the pink and putting them together is so pretty. Stunning contrast with the background and the stamps. Love it.
    Hugs Kelly

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  30. Love these pops of pink! So glad you had a creative day with friends.

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  31. Thanks for the sweet comments on my Limited Edition post. Yu will be glad to hear that my bin means my finished cards basket! I have updated my post to change "bin" to that!
    I sometimes don't remember that different words mean different things in other countries... What you call the bin we call the garbage can so i didn't weak to how my choice of words could confuse!

    Love your tag and best of all I love that you explained how to swirl the card through and dry it thoughly in between coats! I am guessing it is the same with distress inks...puddle a bit on the mat drag an edge and part of card through and then repeat with another colour on another edge?
    Your stamp is great. Little Miss C is really admiring this type of art and has made her first hournal page...lots of little errors were "fixed" as she struggled with it, there were even a few tears that she liked it better before the errors but she loves it now...have to find the time to update her blog.

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  32. Stunning anne, I really love how the colours reach out and grab you, and you also prove that keeping it simple can be ultra effective. just two colours and the effect is brilliant x

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  33. Oooooh, pretty pinks!
    Those are lovely!!

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  34. Oh you lucky thing Anne, having a crafty day with your friends - my idea of heaven! We are going through the building, decorating thing too but nearly there and I'm so pleased my craft room was sorted first LOL. Your ATCs are great - love that Pickled Raspberry and thanks for the step by step on your background. Will be trying that tomorrow... Love, Margie xx

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  35. Fabulous pieces, love the pink.

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  36. Sensational, Annie, just sensational! The rich raspberry coloring is absolutely lickable!! I'm so in awe. And jealous, too, that I couldn't be with you and your friends getting all inky!

    I can't believe we are almost at the reveal! I've been patiently waiting and I think I'm prolly as excited as you both to have it all done! We did a whole house remodel six years ago and Mister and I were just talking tonight at dinner about how much we still love it. I know how thrilling it is to be finished and able to resume normal living. It won't be long!! xxoo Darnell

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  37. Wow Anne, these are Stunning..note with a capital 'S" :) I just love those colours and do need to get some more distress paints, went for quite dark naturals but these reply 'pop'...also love these stamps, am going to have to invest in some Jofys! Hope all your building work will soon be over, hugs Carole Z X

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  38. For not being able to craft"properly" you have created stunning pieces.
    They are brilliant both in colour and construction, I really like these.
    Have a good weekend

    Patricia xx

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  39. GORGEOUS color! You rock these girl! Have fun at your crafty outing! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  40. These little cards are beautiful. Love the vibrant pink!
    Hope you've had a great play day with your friends!


    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  41. Naaa naa na naa na - I have one of those ATC's! Jumping up and down for joy! It was so lovely to see you again at Port Sunny. Always wonderful to see you and so glad someone is tall for me to talk to!
    Love my atc and not putting in my collection as yet because it is too pretty. On display in my dining room at the moment - will stay there a couple of weeks and then go in my collection.
    Fab colour and fab image and text.
    Thank you so much.
    Hugs
    Neet xx
    ps I might even have to buy these colours even though I said I would NOT be buying these paints.

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  42. WOW Anne these are gorgeous, I love your painty backgrounds and these stamps are perfect xx

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  43. Really gorgeous, I love the vibrant background
    Lindsay xx

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  44. Wow, I was just admiring your awesome use of the Ditress Paints for that wonderfully vivid background, Anne!
    Great makes!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  45. You may not always think so but I'm a real sucker for pink and these just sing out with all their glorious pinkyness! I've resisted the paints and the stamps but I just love what you've done with both here Anne and I can see they will be added to my list which is soooo long!!
    Hope your week goes well.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  46. Oh wow, Anne...these cards are amazing! The BRIGHT color really grabs your attention. Love it! I love the stark contrast of the white cardstock background and the black stamping and edging against that pink. Just gorgeous! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I am like you, I have a vivid imagination as well and wonder what "the good ol' boys" club in that photograph were up to. haha Have a wonderful week. <3 Candy

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  47. Hi Anne,
    Wow this pink is a bit lush isn't it?
    Absolutely beautiful
    Rosie x

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  48. Lovely in pink...thanks for the how-to on achieving the color. You've done a much better job visiting than I've been able to achieve, so thank you very much!!It's amazing you can create with all the chaos of remodeling/decorating going on. I zipped over to your link to your craft day, but trying to play catchup (a tiny bit) this evening. I shall be visiting Lynn again...looked like such fun. Thanks for sharing such a pretty card. It's very dramatic with the vivid colors & the black of the printing. Loved it! Hugs

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  49. These are fabulous Anne! Love the vivid bright pinks and gosh, these stamps come out real beautifully!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  50. So pretty in pink Anne.
    I do hope your going to show photos of your newly decorated home.? How exciting!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  51. I am coveting these atcs. They are so vibrant and lovely. The background is amazing...what a great combination of paints and wonderful technique. Love those JOFY stamps. Fabulous contrast between the black & white and the picked raspberry. I like the angled image piece. It's unexpected and playful.

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  52. As always Anne Fantastic work. I have loads to catch up on and will do so over the next weeks. I have missed you and often wonder what you are creating.Lots to read and see. Looking forward now, no regrets.xxxxx Nelle

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous Anne! I love the vibrancy and agree with you about the paints too. The stamps are so pretty too, I think there'll be a lot that can be done with them. Harris x

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  54. One word for your cards - lush! Love those JOFY stamps too, xx

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Apologies, due to a spate of unwanted Spam comments I have had to resort to comment moderation. Hugs, Anne x

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