Saturday, 6 April 2013

Distress Paint sampler

I have been playing with Distress Paints lately and thought I would make a sample for my store to show my customers how versatile this amazing stuff is, so I set about revamping a project I did with Keizercraft at a convention.

It was a MDF wall hanging and seeing as I had not decorated the back, I tested how the paints would work directly onto the un-primed surface.  It worked a treat.  Then I tried working on top of existing paint and that worked brilliantly too!  This stuff is just so pliable!

Once I had added the 3 colours (Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen and Fired Brick) and sprayed it with water I dried it with my heat tool as I am impatient. I experimented and found the one I left to dry by itself kind of over blended and was not as interesting as the ones I dried when I was happy with the "wicking".
 Fabric flower (fired brick and walnut stain)

 Paper flower (fired brick and walnut stain)

Chippies and metal.  I only half painted the key hole cover to show that it was metal. (fired brick and walnut stain)

So that is what I have been up to today!

Thanks for the visit.



  1. WOW!!! Cool tests and what a beautiful project depicting all your work! What a treat for your customers! I love it!

  2. Cool recycling of the Kaiser 2009 class piece, Bella! Your shoppers are getting all the Distress Paint properties in a very decorative sample.

  3. This is fabulous bella and a great idea. Love the colours and the flowers are stunning.

    Annie x

  4. what a fantastic idea for showcasing the distress paints and to give customers the chance to see what it looks like when used.
    I love this little wall hanging it is really sweet

  5. well that is a brilliant idea bella, I have seena lot of these paints on the blogs this week, i guess i will have to get some soon just to see if they are a s good as everyone is saying .... and that's my excuse he he. #
    Love what you did with your sign

  6. Hi Bella - this looks great fun ! So good for your customers to be able to see all the things you can do with a product !
    I have had a mad scrappy weekend & have finished my Cape town album - so I'll be blogging it this Wednesday - hope you like the page I did for us !! Take care & have a good week Hugs Ali xx


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