Since some of my IG friends asked me how I created the splatter, so I am going to share this super AWESOME paint splatter technique by using Tim Holtz Distress Stain today. It's easy-peasy minus the mess! Can't believe it right?
I must give credit of this awesome technique to Merdrey, my scrapbooking teacher from Paper Market. I saw her created beautiful splatter on her DayBook via Instagram and asked her for tips. She even went to the extend to whatsapp me a video. Thanks babe! She mentioned that she learnt this technique from Sharon Ngoo ;) Love how these awesome scrapbookers are so generous in sharing wonderful techniques right?
I made a simple video using iPhone. Please don't judge me on my video taking skill. I hardly ever take video.
Here's the photo of different splatters I created. I used Distress Stain in Worn Lipstick & Tumbled Glass in the video. And these are all the colors I have. I have tried creating the splatter with Metallic Stain but it just didn't work as well as these, just not as liquid as the normal Distress Stain. *yougetwhatimeant*
1 & 2 >> I dabbed the Distress Stain on the paper without squeezing the bottle. They just look like polka dots. I could see myself making my own polka dots journalling cards / filler cards in the future.
3 & 4 >> I squeezed the bottle a little and dabbed on the paper. Then I used paper towel to dab dry. The colors are more subtle and washed out. This is my fave technique!!
5 − 8 >> Squeezed the bottle a little before dabbing on the paper. LEt dry / dry with heat gun. The colors are more intense and looks more like watercolor effect.
** I wrote the words 'tumbled glass' & 'worn lipstick' using my distress markers. **
** Now that I am loving this technique and have ordered a few more bottles of Distress Stain like Black Soot, Picket Fence & Mustard Seed)
A few examples of my Distress Stain technique:
On the journaling that I printed on a piece of white cardstock
On my Week 11 title card (It's very subtle as I dabbed it dry with paper towel)
Adding a splash of color to background or patterned paper
On my matchbook album (it's not a mini as it measures at 6 x 12 inches) ;)
I hope I have enabled you to get a few bottles of Distress Stains. Yepes, I am such an evil enabler. Have fun, XoXo.