Friday, March 11, 2011


I have been messing around with the new Distress Stains from Tim Holtz/Ranger-on this tag I used Broken China and Weather Wood and used a technique that my pal Carolyn Knapp shared with me...I guess we call it the "Splat Technique" LOL- because the stains come with a spongey dabber top you can splat them down onto your tag (or card stock) and they make a fabulous splattered mark, do this over and over and you get a pretty cool back ground! I then went in(after the splats had dried completely) with an ink blending tool and added some color in between the splats with Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door distress inks. I dried it with my heat tool then stamped over it with a background stamp from Prima, stamped the Umbrella man onto some scrap paper that had some distress inks on it and cut him out(this is from a clear set of Tim's stamps-have to admit I am not a fan, I MUCH prefer his red rubber images and will invest my money in those from now on. I also took a quote stamp of his from the Good Thoughts collection and inked only the word DISCOVERIES from one of the stamps. Lastly I added some Stardust Stickles to the umbrella man-which wasn't dry when I photographed this, it won't look quite so clumpy once it dries completely. I used memento tuxedo black ink for all the stamping.
You can check out the link in the sidebar for my Ebay store where you can find the Memento Ink, some Distress Stains, some Distress Ink pads, some Tim Holtz stamp sets, the ink blending tool and tons of other fun stuff. I am always happy to order anything else you might be in need of also!

Tim Holtz shows us even more using Ranger’s Distress Stains!

Tim Holtz shows us even more using Ranger’s Distress Stains!

check out this video for ideas using the new Distress Stains.