Monday, August 20, 2018

Distress Spray Stain

Today's card features Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain on nearly all the elements. You can see by the different shades on this card that I started with several different paper colors (white, cream, manila) and applied more or less to achieve different tones.The background (manila) has a heavier layer and looks vintage and stained while the the tag is lightly spritzed white paper and looks totally different! Click here to check out the Distress Stains Cropstop currently has in stock!

 To create the background I:
The front panel is another take on Coloring Gesso with Distress Crayons (picture tutorial here)
  • I added White Gesso through the  Floral Stencil (Tim Holtz) using the Dina Wakley Pallet Knife
  • Then I removed the stencil and washed it
  • I heat set my panel and then laid the stencil back over it adding Distress Crayons (Spun Sugar/Festive Berries/Twisted Citron/Pine Needles)
  • I removed the stencil and spritzed over the panel with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain
  • I cut it into 3/4 inch strips and distressed the edges before adhering them to a piece of cardstock and adding a lace border punched with the Eyelet Lace border punch (Martha Stewart)

To finish of the card I:

  • Die cut flowers using the Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz)
    • Added Spun Sugar/Festive Berries Distress Crayon to the flowers, and rubbed it in with a slightly damp finger
    •  lightly prayed the flowers with  Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and crumpled them to give them a more distressed look
  • created a 3D rose using the 3D flower die from Sizzix, spritzed it heavily with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and added a large pearl to the center before gluing it to the center of my large daisy
  • die cut a swirl from the Romantic Vines die set (Spellbinders), and some foliage from Tim Holtz's Fall Foliage die set

 I would love to see the ways you use Distress Stains so stop by the current link party and showoff any creation that includes a product or two from one of the companies Cropstop carries in the store.


Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous flower, Esther.

sarascloset said...

Oh, my goodness, Esther! This is lovely! I love the combination of browns/neutrals with the red pops! Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous, I love the use of the sprays, lovely design and love the browns with the pop of reds!