I’m pretty open about the fact that I enjoy shiny, sparkly things so when I saw Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz reveal the new Distress Glitter line at CHA I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! Distress Glitter features everything I love about Distress and now it sparkles!
The Distress line from Ranger Ink has made it easy to add color to projects with a classic vintage feel. With the addition of Distress Glitter you can create colorful vintage art with sparkle and shine!
Unlike traditional glitter Distress Glitter has that unmistakable vintage feel. It’s the kind of glitter only found on Vintage greeting cards and holiday decorations. Oh how I’ve longed for that shabby vintage shine! Thanks to Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink the wait is over. Vintage shimmer is back in 24 Glorious Distress Glitter colors!
Here you can see the difference between Distress Glitter and traditional Dry Stickles glitter. Distress Glitter is much chunkier and features a muted sparkle and shine that I just love! Don’t get me wrong traditional glitters have their place but as for now Distress Glitter has MY heart
Applying Distress Glitter
I was fortunate to witness firsthand Tim Holtz’s demo of Distress Glitter at CHA create and connect. Tim colored pieces of Grunge Board with a variety of Distress inks, stains, and paints before applying the glitter to enhance the color and cover up the grayed out grunge. If you like that look you can always leave your grunge pieces ink free…but more on that in a bit.
Here’s a look at the Distress products I used to color my Grunge Board Pieces. I chose Picked raspberry Distress Paint, Distress Stain, and Distress Ink for this demonstration along with some Worn Lipstick Distress Stain to show the lighter side.
I used Mod Podge to adhere Distress Glitter to Grunge pieces but you can use whatever wet adhesive you like. Glossy Accents works very well I just happened to have a ton of Mod Podge and not so much Glossy.
Use a pair of tweezers to remove your glittered piece and set aside to dry. *Using the cupcake liners makes it easy to return unused Distress Glitter to its jar.
It doesn’t matter too much which type of Distress product you pair with your Distress Glitter. The variations are slight but my personal favorite pairing was Distress Paint. As you can see in the photo the Distress Paint heart is smoother than the rest. If smooth is the look you are going for than go with the Distress paint. For everything else…ink to your hearts content with whatever Distress you have!
One of the coolest things about Distress Glitter is that it’s totally inkable! Here you can see Tim Holtz Demoing this über cool technique. *Tim’s owl is covered with Spiced Marmalade Distress Glitter and Inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
I just have to mention the colors again. It is worth owning every color of Distress Glitter just so you can do this! How cool is this display? I fell in love as soon as I saw this framed wonder featuring Tim Holtz new Sizzix Mini silhouettes looking dashing in all 24 colors of Distress Glitter!
I could stop here since this alone is proof that Distress Glitter Rocks, but I won’t and I didn’t. Let’s check out what other surfaces Distress Glitter looks gorgeous on shall we?
Distress Glitter on Paper Products
So we already know that Distress Glitter was born for Grunge Board and Grunge paper, but it looks just as lovely on some of your other favorite paper products. Have a look!
Coredinations Distress Cardstock
This goes without saying since it has “Distress” written all over it , but Coredinations Distress cardstock paired with Distress Glitter is a match made in heaven! I can’t “Distress” it enough
Ranger Manilla Tags
For all you tag makers out there Distress Glitter is just what the Doctor ordered! I inked my heart with a coordinating Distress Ink but you could let the manilla show through too depending on the look you want. There really is no wrong way to use Distress Glitter.
Kraft Glassine was one of my personal favorites out of all the paper products I glittered. I left mine ink free and I love how spots of the Kraft glassine show through.
*You can give any of your glittered pieces a shabbier look by rubbing or sanding off some of the glitter.
Water Color Paper
Water color paper was pretty cool too. I colored mine with a coordinating Distress Marker. Just think of the creative possibilities this opens up for your Distress Marker colored images. You can add bits of sparkle by dabbing on glossy accents to key areas to give your project a subtle vintage twinkle.
I also really liked the look of Distress Glitter on Black Cardstock. The dark background really brings out the shine.
Distress Glitter on Metallic Surfaces
Paper isn’t the only thing that looks fabulous with Distress Glitter on top. I love metallic and now that distress glitter is in town I can add some sparkle to the shine and sheen of my favorite metallic surfaces!
Idea-ology Mirrored Sheets
You all know how much I LOVE Tim’s Mirrored sheets, I love them even more with a coating of Distress Glitter. Oh yes! Mirror-Mirror on the wall Peacock Feathers is MY favorite color of them all! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Ranger Foil Tape
For a more subtle sheen to add to your sparkle Ranger Foil tape is a fine surface for glittering.
For a more rustic metallic look Copper Sheets look equally lovely draped in Peacock feathers…of the Distress Glitter variety.
Another surface to try that won’t cost you one copper penny is packaging plastic. Raid your recycling bin and give that plain old plastic the Distress Glitter treatment! What’s really cool about this surface is that the light will shine through the glitter which makes it look like its glittering and glowing from the inside out! Think mobiles, banners and more! If you can hang it will shine!
As you might have guessed from my unadulterated, straight-up gushing over Distress Glitter, I LOVE this stuff! I’ll have projects coming your way real soon. If the Distress Glitter is already flying around your studio I would love to see what you’ve created so drop me a note, tweet, comment, or what have you and I will stop by and check it out!~
I had to take a break from Featured Product Friday over the summer but since I’ve returned from CHA I have found so many new products I can’t wait to feature! I won’t be able to keep up with weekly features but I will definitely be showing you the latest and greatest products I can’t live without at least once a month going forward.
What do you think of the Distress Glitter line? Are you excited to try it out? If there are any projects you’d like to see me test it out on let me know…I’m always on the look for project inspiration
Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my glitter obsession.
Have a glittery day!