Wow another trip finished and time to start the next leg of the journey and Jenny is challenging us to Stain It. her brief is – ‘Distress Stains are the best way of getting your favourite Distress Ink colours in liquid form. That makes them ideal for staining flat surfaces/edges and crackled surfaces, painting, dripping, splatting, and so much more. Show us what you can do with your Distress Stains’.
I love the versatility of the distress stains and had fun making another masterboard background for this project and it's the second journal cover from me this week.
This is a sketchbook journal, you know the ones you can buy for around £2.99 in The Works or The Range.
I covered a long piece of greyboard with gesso and when dry I rubbed over the distress stains, wiping them away and blending them with a wet babywipe. This gave me a light coloured base on which to do the next step.
The wrinkle free technique. I sprayed water, dipped and dried several layers until I was happy with the overall effects.
I had covered a spare piece of greyboard with the gesso and mopped up the inks left on my mat before die-cutting the Artful Arrows. I dipped these in walnut stain and gathered twigs distress stains and dried them before adding a layer of clear distress crackle paint.
Whilst the arrows were drying I added some crackle paste through Tim's chevron and arrows layering stencils and heat dried it, which produced some crackles but I had kept it quite thin so they don’t show up as much as I thought they would.
Once the crackle paint was dry on the arrows I dabbed some distress stains in a few areas and wiped them off again bringing some colour back into them.
I added a few pieces of tissue tape and the arrows then splattered, sprayed with water and dripped stains onto the board until I was happy with the result. I finished off with die-cut letters for my saying, a spray of sealer and a chit chat sticker under the filmstrip.
Thanks Jenny for the challenge and I have only used distress stains for all the colouring. I think the bit I like most are the arrows with the shattered stains effects on them.
I hope you will have time to join us at A Vintage Journey before the challenge finishes and please pop over to see the amazing projects designed and created by the talented Creative Guides, there is just so much inspiration to see.
Have a happy Friday, a wonderful weekend and some creative fun.
hugs Brenda xxx