Monday, September 5, 2016

Distress Paint Resist

I am working through my Creative Chemistry 103 homework.  Today I'm sharing a Distress Paint Resist technique.  This is a take on a well known and used distress technique - stamping a resist image and coloring with an Ink Blending Tool.  In this case, I used Picket Fence Distress Pain and a brayer to load up the background stamp, Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms Collage stamp.  I stamped on white cardstock and allowed the paint to dry.  It is amazing the amount of detail that can be achieved with this technique.  After stamping, I colored the image using the Ink Blending tool and some Mermaid Lagoon and Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  I love the colors that this created.  I die cut the image out using my W-Plus9 Sunshine Layers die.

I created the flowers using some pool colored SSS inks that I had on hand, stamping with my Botanical Rose stamps and die cutting the flowers with the matching dies.  Some of the inking was very dark and others I made light.  I think I prefer the darker flowers, though the light colors look better in person than in the picture.  I paired the flowers with a Spellbinders D-Lites Dragonfly die cut made using white cardstock.

Since I was doing homework, I made an entire set of these cards, leaving the inside blank for a note or to be stamped with a timely sentiment (Birthday, Thinking of You, whatever) should the need arise.  I may give these as gifts or simply use them up.

I'm still sifting through more lessons.  I've a couple of projects to complete and so may have to place my homework on hold.  Hope your week is going well.

I've entered these cards into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday Challenge - Stamping

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday's Challenge 246/247 Anything Goes


  1. A wonderful technique - lovely card - thank you for dropping this off at WAW I wish you the best in the draw - blessings - WAW DT Gail

  2. Fantastic card, love what you stamped in white just beautiful then the blending, perfect finishing off.

  3. Wow, that background is amazing! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday” Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  4. These are stunning. What a beautiful set. Love the inked background! TFS

  5. Beautiful card with lovely background!


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