Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Friday with Kate - Distress Stains, Sparkly Flock, and Scrapping with Your Scrap

This is Kate's video that is just packed with words the contents are:

hello friday!!! so this week i changed things up a bit! instead of doing a tutorial on a technique i will show you some great new products, how to use them, and what i made with them.

the first product is tim holtz distress stain   this stain comes in the variety of colors the same as distress ink and  stickles.  Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. They come with a built-in spring-loaded dabber top, which makes them perfect for quick and easy ink coverage of backgrounds and larger areas. There are lots of ways to use them, but my favorite three ways  are 1. apply directly to paper 2.apply to craft mat (or other non-porous surface) then smear paper in ink 3. apply stain to a red rubber stamp and use it like ink.

By applying the distress stain directly to an embossed card front i created this card

pink paislee has come out with several wood alpha sets called expressions workshop  a number of paints, stains, dies, and inks can be used to alter this alpha.  using distress stain on them is one technique that will allow the wood to show through.

crafts lounge makes sparkly fluff.  a hybrid of flocking and soft metalic shards.   this product is so much fun.  no heat required.  just apply a wet adhesive to your project, pour on sparkly fluff, give it a little press, shake off excess and you have added dimension, texture, and dazzle to your project.  here i  have stamped an image of a pine tree, colored it with copics, applied sparkly fluff and it gives the appearance of snow on the image. how cute is that?

the last thing i cover is what i like to call 'scrapping with scrap' hehe ... we all have little piles, folders, even drawers of little itty bitty scraps lying around.  that leftover strip from border punching or that last little square you just cant part with ... so dont ... scrap it!  (layout pics) in this layout i have taken a variety of scraps, cut outs, stamped words and created a layout. i did not cut one piece of this paper from a 12x12 sheet ... it was all headed for the scrap drawer never to be seen again.  

i hope you enjoy this episode of fabulous fridays with kate and head over to itsalwaysfabulous to purchase products used

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