Tag: Distress Paints

PaperArtsy Cone Flower #396

paperartsyconeflowerOne of my most favourite pieces I have created this Summer.  This lovely vibrant panel was made at our Inky Addicts day, playing around with Distress Paints and PaperArtsy stamps.  I used a brayer to apply the background colour, layered up foliage stamps with paint before stamping my main flowers.  They were then stamped again on brightly painted card and cut and paper pieced.

I’ll be running this as a workshop at Creativity in Harleston on Wednesday 14th September (£15).  This will be a 2 hour workshop with everything provided and suitable for any level of crafter.  It’s such a fun technique to do!

Contact the shop on 01379 855491 to book your place!

We are just launching our latest workshop and demonstration list.  I’ll post up a copy tomorrow!

We are off to Sincerely Yours at Thetford this coming Sunday – come and say hello!

happy crafting



Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge Cornflower Tag #385

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower StampBack again for another entry to the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge blog.  It’s great fun to challenge yourself with colours that you wouldn’t always use!

Today’s tag uses Distress Paints in Mowed Lawn, Antique Bronze, Antique Linen and Fossilized Amber.  I started by creating a background with the paints using a brayer and swiping different colours.  Then I have stamped using fossilized amber and the Chocolate Baroque Damask Panel stamp horizontally across the tag and then added some detail using the Open Weave stamp and Floral Weave Stamp.  The wording is from the Artistic Affirmations set.

Chocolate Baroque Cornflower StampNext I stamped my Chocolate Baroque Cornflower stamp in Archival black and coloured using my Koi Brush pens.

Some white highlighting with my White sharpie marker finishes the piece nicely.

You can join me at my workshop on Thursday 26th May 5-7 to make one of these lovely flower tags.  Just contact me to book your place.

Back in a few days with an alcohol inks piece!

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Join me at the next Inky Addicts craft club in Eccles, Norfolk on Sunday 5th June – A fun day’s crafting and mini workshop for just £20.  Click here for more info or to book.


Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge Peony Tag #384

Chocolate Baroque Peony StampIt’s been ages since I’ve done a blog challenge – and the Chocolate Baroque colour challenge caught my eye!  So here is the first entry – and I have another one to follow on tomorrow (yes I know.. no blogs for ages then two all at once!)

So I’ve used Distress Paints – Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Antique Bronze, Aged Mahogany along with Distress Inks – Fossilized Amber, Aged Mahogany.

I’ve given the tag a base colour with the Amber, Linen and Bronze paints using a brayer.  Once dry I used a Tim Holtz mini stencil with the Amber and Mahogany distress inks to apply a little texture to the background and then stamped with Amber onto the Chocolate Baroque Open Weave Stamp.  Next I stamped by Chocolate Baroque Peony Stamp in Black archival and the Art word (Chocolate Baroque Artistic Affirmations).  Chocolate Baroque Peony StampNext was the leafy border – I tried to stamp this in mahogany – but it wasn’t bold enough (probably because my 10 year old ink pad needs re-inking!!!) – so I overstamped using Plum Archival – that was much better!  The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque Floral Edges.

I then coloured my Peony using green shades of Koi Brush pens and added a final touch of highlighting with my Sharpie White Poster Paint pen.

If you would like to join me in making a tag like this – we will be doing a colour challenge Chocolate Baroque tag in my next workshop on Thursday 26th May 5-7 at the shop.  Contact me to reserve your seat!

Back tomorrow with the next tag for the challenge!

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Join me at the next Inky Addicts craft club in Norfolk on 5th June!  click here for more info and to book



PaperArtsy Birdies #382

PaperArtsy Bird StampsI’ve started this collage panel just on a piece of greyboard.  Either use the backing sheets off your paperpads, or you can buy the grayboard precut to size from us.  I started by stamping my PaperArtsy birdhouses and the tweet tweet words.  I then added the basis of the tree around the edge.  I then added colour roughly around the shapes using Distress Paints and painted in the detail of the birdhouses.

PaperArtsy BirdsI stamped the birds and loads of leaves onto dictionary paper and coloured them with Distress Paints and cut them out.  I added my flowers to my tree and then assembled my birds and leaves to finish the design.  A few white highlights with the White Sharpie finishes it nicely.

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Blue on Green Flowers #377

PaperArtsy Harebell Stamp

Back to playing with the PaperArtsy flowers today!  Another of my pieces with a Distress Paint background topped with the flowers from the PaperArtsy Harebell set.

I quite like the randomness of the background on this piece.  You don’t always have to cover every part of the background with colour – white patches are good! (more…)

PaperArtsy Christmas #375

PaperArtsy JOFY04 Snowman stampAnother play with the JOFY04 Snowman stamp set from PaperArtsy.  I’ve stamped out the Christmas tree and the snowman before adding colour so that I can keep the snowman’s body free from colour.  The background is made wet before applying broken china Distress Paint in a stipple technique. (more…)

PaperArtsy Snowman #372

PaperArtsy Snowman StampLove this little chap!  This piece has been done with JOFY02 Snowman PaperArtsy Stamp set.  I started this piece by stamping out all my elements as I wanted to know where the snowman would be so I could work the background colour around him.

Once stamped I spritzed my card with water and applied some Broken China Distress Paint to my mat and watered it down a little.  Then with a wide brush I stippled the colour onto the background.  As the card is wet, it softens and disperses the paint to give you a snowy sky. (more…)

PaperArtsy Tulip #371

PaperArtsy Tulip StampThis turned out to be such a pretty piece.  The background has been created by using Distress Paints.  I have been demonstrating with them quite a bit recently, which has meant I have a lovely stash of backgrounds ready to work on.  This soft background is the second pick up – by that I mean that I have applied the paints to the non-stick mat and then picked up the colour with my card.  Then I have spritzed the paint and a new piece of card with water and picked it up again.  On this second swoop your colours will be much softer, more watery and you get some pretty results. (more…)

Pretty Pink Flowers #360

PaperArtsy stamps

Where has the time gone!  I’ve been busy behind the scenes and not had time to create and blog much recently, but I have a few pieces to share with you.

We had our first Inky Addicts club last weekend and it was fabulous!  We will next be meeting in August for another play day – if you are interested, just get in touch or have a look on the website for info!

PaperArtsy stampThis one I have created using a mix of PaperArtsy paints and Distress Paints.

The flower stamps are from PaperArtsy.  Short and sweet post today – hope you like the flowers!

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