Thursday, 31 January 2013

Been Playing... Again!!!

...oh yesh indeedily, Mr Postie brought me happy post today so it was only right and proper than I ripped open the packet, dragged off the wrapping and got to play right away!  And what is it that is making me soooo excited???  BRAND NEW.... Distress Paints!!! Hurrah and thrice!!!



I was lucky enough to see these being demo'd at CHA by Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz and knew as soon as I saw them being used that I neeeeeded them... like "couldn't live without"  neeeeeeded!!  I know a lot of peeps have been saying "they are just like Dabbers"   Well, actually, apart from the bottles they come in,  they are nowt like Dabbers.  For starters they haven't got fillers in them, so unlike Dabbers, the foam top won't fill up and become compressed and gunky.   And... they are Distress which means... reactive with water!  Here are a few tags I have done during my play...


Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves


For each tag I smooshed the paint onto a craft sheet, lightly spritzed with water and then dipped the tag through the painty mix.  Once dried (with heat tool) I re-dipped to pick up little bobbles of paintyness.



Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage



Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves


And... they also stick to metal... and resin!!! So you can alter your embellishments too!  I used my favourite applicator to pop the paint onto these... my finger.  





I am running out of time to play today so I going to be good and put these away for the meantime... well, unless I can't sleep, then I shall be playing all night too!  Right, I shall away... thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

28 comments:

nannapat said...

Love the colours in that first tag Hels. It looks like this is something else that I MUST have. Thanks for sharing. Pat x

Rita said...

Hels you are such a tease. I love the wonderful Tags. I think I need these too. Sorry to be AWOL as I was not well for over 5 weeks since Christmas Eve actually. Hugs Rita xx

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Wow! Do they look like fun. X

Joanne said...

I virtually convinced myself that I don't need these but now I'm convincing myself that I do
Xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful backgrounds. Those paints look interesting.

ellen vargo said...

Some of those backgrounds look awfully BRIGHT! You feeling OK? Has fever set in? LOL! Seriously... gorgeous, gorgeous results! Can't wait to see how you finish them off... please share! xxx

Stamping in Pink said...

so yummy! very happy to hear they dont have the dabber top thingies and they react same as distress inks! looking forward to seeing more Karen x

butterfly said...

Such fabulous playing! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these paints...
Alison x

Mandy Chilvers said...

these are lush Hels... i am getting some just need to decide which colours.

Crafty Lark said...

Thank you for sharing your play,so much interest. xx Flora

Amanda said...

I share your need and all 24 colours arrived yesterday and they are lush. Have used them on a canvas which will be posted tomorrow
Love
Amanda x

Carole Z said...

OOh Hels, I have to try these paints! Fab tags...Carole Z X

whyducks said...

Oh you lucky girly, aren't they pretty!

Helen said...

I was really hoping I wouldn't like these... lol!! the colours look fantastic.

Astrid Maclean said...

Cooooool, so they are top of my ever longer wishlist.... did you get them from A f t H? Tags looking fab, so how many colours did you get then???? Just being nosy I am, I NEED all 24, - so now where did I put that lottery ticket....

Patricia Howarth said...

These are a definite must-have, loving your combinations of colour on the tags, and the birdie looks gorgeous.
lots of love from Patricia xx

jane gray said...

Hels they look lush. I want, I need!

Have fun playing
Janex

Julia Watts said...

I watched Tim's video of him demoing these and I thought to myself - I need those!! Looking forward to getting my hands on some. Love, Julia xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Evening Hels, lovely tags and i love that these paints will react with water, got to worth playing with. Emma

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I don't need distress paints... I don't need distress paints......... Oh dear.......

Ria Gall said...

Oooooh I looooove the look of them might have to put them on my want sorry I mean need list xxxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Mmmm I LIKE!

Redanne said...

A-m-a-z-i-n-g result Hels, can't wait to get my hands on a few of these! Hugs, Anne x

rachel said...

oh Hels - no wonder you were excited - this looks like a lot of messy fun - fabulous - will need to get some xx

sandee said...

Can't wait to get mine, I ordered the entire collection! I am over excited!!!! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Nan G said...

Alright now stop that! These have just been moved to the top of the 'neeeeeds badly' for my health reason list! Gorgeous gorgeous colors!

inkypinkycraft said...

These are fab!! I cannot wait for ine to arrive!! I want to get playing too! That look fab fab fab! Trace x

Lisette Baker said...

These look scrumptious and what fabulous effects.

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