Distress Paints Without any of the Stress
Let's make an art journal page with Distress Paints. These cool paints are just about perfect! Gather your supplies, leave all stress at the door and let's plant a garden on your journal page. Ready? Click the play button in the middle of the video.
What you will Learn:
How to Use Distress Paints
Who needs stress when you create? Not me! Not you!! Get Distress Paints here.
What is Texture Paste?
How to apply texture paste on paper. You can buy one of my favorite pastes here.
What's the point of using Gesso? It's great stuff! Get a great Gesso here.
Planting Paper Flower Gardens
Ever thought of a paper flower garden? Watch the class and see how to do just that. Start with beautiful paper napkins. Get them here.
Class Supplies you will Need:
Grab your art journal and let's get going. Get one of my favs here. Or, get Composition Notebooks here.
These unique paints are great! Get them here.
Using a texture paste adds a little something special to your pages. Buy one of the pastes I really like here.
Gesso is a primer for lots of surfaces. Get a great Gesso here.
Need to speed up drying time? Get a Heat-It Tool here.
Beautiful paper napkins are so great for color, pattern, and fun! Get the yummy napkins for this project right here.
Also known as Perfect Paper Adhesive. Matte is best and perfect for thin paper napkins. Get PPA here.
Scotch Quick-Dry Glue
You need several kinds of glue when you art journal. Quick-Dry is fast!! Buy Quick-Dry here.
Small, sharp scissors make cutting much easier and more accurate. Get one of my favorite scissors here.
Palette knives are metal or plastic. You can buy an inexpensive plastic knife set here.
You can NEVER have too many brushes! Get a great set of brushes here.
Pitt Artist Pens
A great black ink pen is a must have. Get yours here.
Gelly Roll Pen
Like shiny? Gelly roll pens are great. Buy a package of black Gelly roll pens here.
Always sign and date your pages. You'll be SO glad you did! Get an easy-to-use office-style date stamp here.
Got a dinner date and don't want painty hands? Get your magic Craft Scrubbie here.
Get an old book and paint a couple of pages. You're all set.
How To - Distress Paints:
When it comes to Art Journaling, who needs stress? Art Journaling is a wonderful way to combine color and words to chronicle your life or experiences, for self-expression, to let off steam or just for the fun of creating.
I love using all kinds of art supplies in my journals. Paint allows me to get color on the pages quickly, but some paints are thick and create lumps. Some paints never seem to dry and leave the pages tacky. Some paints drive you crazy when you add something on top and they disappear into thin air. There has to be a way to take the stress out of using paint in an Art Journal, right?
Tim Holtz Distress Paint to the rescue! But as soon as you fix one problem, another one shows up. Isn’t that always the way? Although Distress Paints are water-based, they dry a little slower than some other paints and they are somewhat reactive with water. Once you learn how to play with these awesome paints, I bet you’ll want to own the entire collection of colors.
Tim and Ranger Industries developed these paints to be used on multiple surfaces and because they are reactive with water, they are perfect for a wide variety of techniques. They are packaged with a dauber top so you don’t even have to use a brush with them, making a mess-free application. Gotta love that! Distress Paints dry to a matte finish and can be used with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, and plastic.
For this class we’ll be combining several colors of Distress Paints, texture paste and paper napkin collage to create a fun, easy 2-page Art Journal spread. You can create your pages in any mixed media Art Journal or even a composition notebook. Whatever you like to use will be just fine.
If you have a favorite quote you’d like to use, keep that in mind, too. I love using words in my Art Journal. You can stamp your words, use your own handwriting or print them in your favorite font with your printer.
If you’re ready to eliminate stress from your Art Journal pages, just click the play button in the video and join this stress-free class.
Class supplies include:
- Art Journal
- Composition Notebooks
- Distress Paint - Picket Fence, Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Mustard See, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage
- Texture Paste - Wood Icing or Molding Paste
- Heat Gun - Heat-it Tool by Ranger is a great one
- Paper Napkins
- PPA - Perfect Paper Adhesive
- Scotch Quick-Dry Glue
- Palette Knife
- Flat Brush
- Pitt Artist Pens - Black
- Gelly Roll Pen - Black
- Date Stamp
- Craft Scrubbie
- Text Paper
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Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)