Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Distress Paints

Hello Everybody!

This project made the Top 3 at Make My Monday! :)

I finally got some of Time Holtz's Distress Paints.  And hopefully I will have the metallics next week (EEK!).

I have a little story to tell but first let me take care of business.  I am submitting this chipboard page (or wall hanging) in the challenge at Make My Monday: Create Your Own Background.

So I was at my local scrapbook store (where I bought my paints) and the owner said do you play with chipboard?  And I kind of shrugged and said a little bit.  I have letters and shapes.  She hands me a piece of 6X6 chipboard to try the paints on.

At first I am thinking I should prime the chipboard with either white paint or gesso-both at the house and not with me.  But I started playing and putting the paint on my craft sheet and running the chipboard through-and then it muddied!  Thankfully there is the second side!  So I put a color or 2 on the chipboard and heat set it with the heat gun.  And that keeps it from turning brown!

So here is my chipboard "page."  I used Tim's tissue paper to make the ribbon.  The background is Distress Paint (barn door red, salty ocean, broken china, moss, mustard seed, and raspberry).  Also, I used Tim's new washi tape (also bought today yeehaw!) and stamps that were at the scrapbook store.  I added some gears and a clock.  I also added the little saying at the bottom.  I put salty ocean over the metal and wiped it off.  That is how the letters are blue instead of metal colored.  It really makes them pop. :)

Here is a close up.  I loved making this chipboard "page" that will go on my wall.  That's my son on a Harley at the Harley store at Downtown Disney.  Lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by friends!  Until next time my's time for more distress paint journeys! :)


Annette Allen said...

wow this is awesome.. love those fun charms you added too...great design..

Jenny Marples said...

Love your choice of colours here Katy - they work so well with your photo. DP's take a little getting used to but once you do you'll be totally hooked! Hugs, Jenny x

Mynn xx said...

I am LOVING all the fabulous elements on this, Katy! LOVE the primary colors with the metals--this is awesome! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

yyam said...

Nicely done! Love the background and the charms! :)

Unknown said...

This is awesome! I love the blue, rust and yellow colors...and the gears! Wonderful photo too!

Cazro said...

Wow! I adore this, A fabulous well designed, colourful background to marvellous photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MMM. Caz DT

Suzi B said...

Oh gosh this is just fabulous... al of it!
Thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B

Fliss said...

Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
Fliss x