Distress Paint arrived at Studio Plucking Daisies this weekend and I must say I am a HUGE fan! I was hesitant at first to jump on the Distress Paint bandwagon and my thought process was “Do I really need MORE paint?” I’m here to tell you folks that this is NO ordinary paint! Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz have done it again with a fabulous new product! Distress Paint rules! There are oh so many reasons why I LOVE it and I think you will too!
Why I Love Distress Paint
Honestly, when I received my package of Distress Paint (from the lovely Linda at The Funkie Junkie) it may as well have come with a match because it started an inferno of creativity in me. The Distress Paint has been flying around my studio all weekend (and I’m still going strong). Everything within arms reach has become a canvas.
It all started when I sat down to label my new Distress Paints…labeling Ranger Ink Supplies is essential and it’s a great way to try your colors out As I labeled my inks I did a test swipe of color on a Dollar Store Box I had lying around…this box would eventually become a new home for my Distress Paints.
Sanding Distress Paint
I thought the colors looked pretty cool on the sides of the box and I must say the ease of application was as “cool” as a breeze! As lovely as the Distress Paint colors looked left alone I had a hankering to rough them up a bit…they are “Distress” paints after all. I broke out my Tim Holtz sanding grip and gave it a go. Pretty flippin’ sweet eh?
Stamping with Distress Paint
I couldn’t let the new kids on the block have all the fun lest the rest of my Ranger Inks get jealous. I decided to give a little Distress Paint makeover to the wooden tray holding my Distress Stains, Alcohol Inks and Dylusions. If you were wondering what stamping is like with Distress Paint…it’s awesome! I love how the stamped lettering turned out!
*I have a question for you…Should I leave the “Got Ink?” tray as it is or add more to it? Not gonna lie I have an itch to add more!
Painting with Distress Paint
Last but not least, the MAIN event Painting! Oh the opacity! Distressability! Not to mention the glorious, glorious colors of Distress now available in handy dandy paints!
Oh Distress Paint, how do I love thee…let me count the ways!
- Ease of use (goes on like Butta’)
- Opaque! (Tim and the Gang at Ranger Ink have really done us a “solid” with these colors!)
- Have I mentioned the colors?
- Distress, Distress, Distress! (the more you Sand it, scratch it, and beat it up…the better it looks!)
- You can Stamp with it! (yeah we’ve all stamped with paint before but Distress Paint was MADE for Stamping…among other things)
- It’s Paint! (I said it once and I’ll say it again, All the things you love about Distress…now in a paint!)
I’ll have all kinds of tutorials to share with you soon of my Distress Painting adventures. I’ve had a VERY creative weekend and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to….as soon as I’m done playing with my Distress Paints
Have a Colorful day!