Tuesday, 23 April 2013


Have you seen that Rangers Distress Paint has arrived at the shop?

So, whats it all about????

The paint is in the distress range palette and comes in dauber sized bottles, it is a lot "wetter" than the thick acrylic paint in the daubers and needs a good shake before use.  Use it like your stains and add water then swish paper products, ie tags, through the mix, whilst wet add other fluids to activate the "distress" look - once the paint is dry it then becomes water proof and no amount of spritizing or dropping water onto your product will make a difference.... one note of caution - these paints do have a slight "aroma" so ventilation might be necessary!

I have taken the paints:- broken china, seedless preserves and pickled raspberry and put them onto a craft mat then spritzed with water, taking a size 8 tag I've swiped it thro' the paint

The way the paint reacts with the water is clearly visible here.....I think it gives a flat piece so much depth.  One other thing about these paints is the texture when dry, its slightly coarse to the touch....

Taking some chipboard pieces I've swished them thro' the paint mixture too....and then stamped, doodled and then added glossy accents and crackle glaze:-

the butterflies and flowers have had a coating of rangers rock candy distress stickles added, the arrow has glossy accents and the inchies are as is...

together I've made this:-

prima bling has been added to the middle of the flowers and a prima text stamp has been used around the edges.

I did decide to have a go at colouring the ribbon - I used the same paints and added them to my craft mat as previously - this is not for the faint hearted as it was exceptionally messy! lol - the result was a lovely coloured ribbon, but, it is very coarse and "solid" perhaps more water might have helped?? 

Take a look at the paints here and have a play....

TFL, Carol


Angie said...

Gorgeous ....love how it developed ...amazing colours.

GlitteryKatie said...