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Distress Paint (and why I LOVE it!)

by Amy Bowerman

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!

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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.

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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

Distress Paint (and why I LOVE it!)  | @PluckingDaisy #RangerInk #TimHoltz 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

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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

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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!

  1. Ease of use (goes on like Butta’)
  2. Opaque!  (Tim and the Gang at Ranger Ink have really done us a “solid” with these colors!)
  3. Have I mentioned the colors?
  4. Distress, Distress, Distress!  (the more you Sand it, scratch it, and beat it up…the better it looks!)
  5. You can Stamp with it!  (yeah we’ve all stamped with paint before but Distress Paint was MADE for Stamping…among other things)
  6. 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!






{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marlene Letendre October 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

You might as well get them all – LOL. Once you start playing with them you’ll never look back and you’ll have to have all the colours.


2 Shahrul Niza March 26, 2013 at 6:32 am

OMG!! Is that what that is??. I thought they were paint dabber :). or ink :). Looks like this is another amazing product, your stamping & distressing are gorgeous. Cool, Amy!!. Can’t wait to see what magic you’re brewing now :). HUGS.
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3 Amy Bowerman March 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

I swear Shahrul sometimes I think we are sharing a brain! Great minds right? I thought the same thing…what’s the difference between Paint Dabbers and Distress Paint? I must say after using both Distress Paint is far superior to the Dabbers. As always Tim is constantly trying to make thing easier and more efficient for us crafters. The applicator on the DP’s is more prominent and easier to control. Also, the flow of paint on the DP’s is much better than the Dabbers. In my experience the Dabbers require a bit of “elbow grease” to get going…not so with Distress Paint!

Long story short I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked…no Love the Distress Paints. They are a must have product IMHO :)



4 Michelle Nun March 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I love my Distress Paints and had many of the same initial thoughts as you Amy. I love mine too! Thanks for the sanding idea…I had not thought of that. I look forward to seeing more. Have a fabulous day!
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5 Anita Houston March 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

YUP…the stuff is GOOD!!! I love it so! Glad you do too! I haven’t sanded yet…so cool…thanks for sharing that! Love your holding pen there…very cool, and the lettering looks great!
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6 Laura / The Shed / Pet Scribbles / Socks for Sandy March 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I can’t wait to get my hands on some of the Distress Paints! I love that you described the opacity, as I was curious about that. As for your Got Ink? tray – I love it the way that it is – however – I also want to see what else you can do, so carry on! More please!
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7 Janj March 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

No, no-this is not want I wanted to hear LOL! Good grief I already have a ton of fabulous colors! Amy, this is gonna break the bank! If I am gonna start with just 6 colors any recommendations?


8 Amy Bowerman March 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Jan you know me, I’m a rainbow girl so if I had to pick six I would pick one for each color of the rainbow :) Personal faves: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Dusty Concord (that’s the rainbow :) IF you like lighter less bright in your face colors I also like Barn Door, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Wild Honey. Black Soot is also a must have for stamping in my opinion….I know I’m NOT helping…it’s so hard to choose!

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