Tuesday, April 29, 2014

And then there was colour…

Those of you who know me, know that I love colour!  I definitely love vintage colours the best and of course the Distress Ink colours are right up my alley.  I decided to experiment with some background colours on my cards… trying to get rid of the “blank canvas, can’t get started” thing!

Since I already knew that I loved Distress Ink I decided to push myself a little and work with some of my Distress PAINT… after all there’s no point having all this Distress goodness if I don’t actually use it is there??

I started in my comfort zone with the browns: Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Frayed Burlap20140428_101342

Then I moved into the greens: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss20140428_102049

Next up was the blues: Broken China, Salty Ocean & Chipped Sapphire20140428_102312

And then I finished off with the reds: Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Fired Brick20140428_102654

Although paint isn’t my first love when it comes to colour, I’m kind of getting into the technique by this stage and I’m definitely happy with my little rainbow of cards:


But why stop there??  Next I decided to have a go with Distress STAIN!  I don’t have quite as many stains as I do paints but I still managed to work within the colour schemes I’d started with.

Here’s the browns: Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Frayed Burlap (exactly the same ones I used with the Distress Paints but a totally different look!)20140428_121341

Then I did the greens: Pine Needles, Bundled Sage & Brushed Corduroy20140428_122914

Of course the blues were next: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass20140428_122219

And finally the reds: Barn Door and Victorian Velvet20140428_123437

Quite liking the whole Distress Stain thing… although the dictionary paper really soaks it up and I can’t get quite as many backgrounds done at once, like I can with the paint!20140428_123458

So by the time I’d finished playing around with colour I had a whole heap of backgrounds all ready to go…


…now I’ve just got to actually MAKE SOMETHING!

1 comment:

  1. You have had some messy fun. Good for you!!
    I'm liking the stains best, I think .... or maybe the paints ..... or maybe the stains ....


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