Welcome to Wednesday and another MidWeek Muse video. Today we’re exploring Tim Holtz and Ranger’s Distress Paint which debuted at CHA six or so weeks ago.
As you watch the video you’ll discover what I did as I was playing; that the paint is uniquely Distress, meaning that it reacts with water in a predictable manner, producing totally unpredictable and cool results! And meaning that you can learn how to experiment and work with those unique qualities.
One of the things I love the most about Distress Paints is the smooth, matte surface that they leave once dry. The finish is lovely to use pens and markers on and in the photo samples you’ll see a page spread where I wrote with a PITT pen, then outlined the letters with Gelly Roll Metallic pens. That spread also has simple flowers drawn and outlined with the same PITT/Gelly Roll combination – and the whole thing was really easy to do.
In one segment of the video you’ll see me turn the Distress Wrinkle Free technique kind of upside down, applying the paint to the page rather than the page to the paint. It will make sense once you see it, I promise. And the results gained from using that technique with the paint range from marvelous to incredible. This wicked cool marbling just happens, as if by magic, as the paint swirls and blends on the paper to create the most incredible patterning – all with virtually no effort on your part!
As you can tell, I’m really excited by the Distress Paints and I hope after watching the video you share my excitement and have ideas sprouting for ways to use them. The video and still photos are all on the page, so be sure to scroll down to see them. There are some close up views of the marbling too!