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Tuesday, June 4

Just Had to Get them ALL

In case you haven't heard of the new Tim Holtz Distress Paints -- I thought I would let you know how fabulous and wonderful they are! I picked up some of my colors from Eclectic Paperie -- which is where that link back there will take you. Great place to shop, and fast and reasonable shipping too!

Art Journal Page by Catherine Scanlon

Anyway, to use them I start out with a drawing on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and add color with the Distress Paints. When watered down they react just like watercolor paints -- allowing you to get nice light washes that you can layer on top until you have the desired look.

Art Journal Page by Catherine Scanlon

Or you can paint with them full strength for some really vivid and vibrant colors.

Art Journal Page by Catherine Scanlon

This page was painted exclusively with them. I just take the cover off and set it to the side and dip my paint brush right in the bottle to get some paint. That way I don't waste any!

Look how vibrant the colors are!

Art Journal Page by Catherine Scanlon

If you haven't tried these, I highly recommend you start with 3 colors that you can mix other colors with and then once you see how lovely they work you'll just have to have them all, like I did! 

Thanks for stopping by today, have a GREAT day!

3 comments:

  1. That's fantastic Catherine! I have to try those now! :)

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  2. These are beautiful!! Love the color both ways. Will certainly have to try some out. TFS

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  3. LOL! You are good at enabling here. After I get moved and get my "playroom" sort of organized I'll have to order some. They have been on my wishlist since they came out. Love what you did with them. Also love the vibrancy of the colors.

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