Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Friday Focus - Distress Paints

Hi everyone and welcome! Jenny here having all sorts of fun with the latest Friday Focus products (with a post delayed from last Friday). This time we are focusing on Tim Holtz Distress Paints. All of the Distress Paints at The Funkie Junkie Boutique will be reduced an additional 15% through November 24th. With the normal 20% discount, that means you can (almost) steal these goodies for 35% off list!

So let's get started with those yummy Distress Paints (with a reminder that you can click on any of the pictures for a closer look!) Here's a reminder of my challenge piece from last week (there's just time to enter HERE!) - you'll be able to recreate it when you follow my instructions below;


Start with a piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock and use a brayer to cover the raised areas with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Dry it out thoroughly with a heat gun.


Blend Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks over the card with a mini blending tool.


Wipe a damp piece of paper or cloth gently over the raised areas of the card to remove any ink traces and reveal the white paint beneath.


Using the Woodland Mini Layering Stencil apply Black Soot Distress Paint with a stencil brush. It's important to use paint for this as it will stop the ink below bleeding through to the next layer.


Now apply Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Texture Paste through the second layer from the same stencil and allow to air dry. To finish the background I used the smallest amounts of Distress Paint (in the same colours as the inks) to add splatters over the trees.


Stamp a reindeer from the Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland set onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Black Soot Archival Ink, then paint some areas with a diluted mix of Antique Linen Distress Paint. When dry cut out the reindeer.


To finish add some gauze behind the reindeer and mount on a foam pad. Add a strip of Tidings Design Tape underneath the lowest tree and add the reindeer over the trees. Finally add a Christmas Word Band and mount on black card before adding to a card blank of your choice!


So that's it for today... right?... well no, I enjoyed experimenting with Distress Paints so much you've got a bonus tutorial today! Here's what you'll be creating when you follow the next set of instructions;


Cut a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches and stamp the log cabin from the Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland across the bottom third using Black Soot Archival Ink (I extended the design with a few lines using a permanent black fineliner pen). Use some washi tape and scrap paper to mask off the design below the snow line. Spritz the uncovered part of the card with water and begin by adding dilute Iced Spruce Distress Paint to most of the background, concentrating particularly around the trees and along the washi tape. Dry with a heat gun.


Repeat the application of watery Distress Paint, using the following colours from light to dark, and layering them in smaller and smaller areas so that it looks like the colour has faded around the edges and concentrated around the trees; Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and finally Pine Needles. Make sure you dry thoroughly in between each layer of colour - as it's acrylic paint it will fix when dry. With the watery background complete splatter a little dilute Festive Berries Distress Paint over the image.


When dry add more splattering with the Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry paints. Remove the tape and paper to reveal the contrast between the coloured and white areas.


To finish stamp on your sentiment of choice from the set before layering over coordinating card. Stitch around the edge and add some of the green Deco Tape from the Tidings Design Tape set at either end of the design. Finally add Mirrored Stars and mount your design onto a card blank of your choice.


So that really is it for my Friday Focus. I hope you play along and make yourself a couple of colourful Christmas cards using those wonderful Distress Paints. Make sure you stop by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and grab those colours you know you need while they are discounted so much. While you are there check out the Clearance section as well as Christmas and New Arrivals section. There are lots of goodies there to tempt you :)

For now take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


19 comments:

  1. Two absolutely stunning cards Jenny, the designs are wonderful and the colours in the backgrounds just beautiful.... xx

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    1. Thank you Anne! So glad you like them xx

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  2. Great step by step on both cards Jenny xx love the backgrounds and the layering on the trees on the first card. The second looks fabulous too with your stunning watercolour techniques

    TFS and hugs
    Annie xx

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  3. Fantastic step by step Jenny! I love love love how you stenciled the trees. Love the coloured splatter effect to your background, I'm going to try that.

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe! Glad to have inspired you xx

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  4. Stunning cards Jenny, fabulous design and gorgeous use of colour. Jennie x

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  5. Beautiful cards!! The tree's are gorgeous and thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial!
    Sherrie K

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    1. Thank you so much Sherrie! So glad you like them xx

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  6. Wow, what a great way to do those trees! They look super on that background - with and without the deer - just great. And I adore the little cabin. I painted one similar last year so you have made me want to paint another Jenny!!! These are such lovely cards... thanks bunches for the inspiration. Xj.

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    1. Thank you so much Joi! I'm so pleased to have inspired you with these xx

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  7. Beautiful tutorials Jenny! I love both cards and how you mixed the traditional holiday colors in a different way!

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    1. Thank you so much Suzz! So glad you like them xx

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  8. Thank you so much for the tutorials. I've learned so much and can't wait to try out the paint technique. I have paints, but never know how to use them.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed them and you feel inspired to give them a go! Thank you xx

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  9. Superb demonstration of all the fantastic products Jenny. Two very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing all the deets. Nicola x

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  10. Hi, Jenny! I'm late to the party but just wanted to say how much I love both of your fabulous cards. The trees are perfection on both, and I adore the sweet and cozy cabin as well as the noble deer. As always, you've used color expertly to convey depth and mood. These are both divine holiday cards!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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