Saturday, May 25, 2013

Layered Stamping with Distress Paints!

Hi there bloggers! {Stephanie} here with a quick intro to our special guest artist today, Britta Swiderski! If you follow our blog, I'm sure you're familiar with her and her work and we're pleased as pie to have her back for a fabulous new technique tutorial. Enjoy!
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Hey there! I'm pleased to stop by today to share a technique that I've been experimenting around with a lot lately - Layered Stamping with Distress Paints. When playing with these hot new products, I wanted to use their main distinct properties - their opaqueness and that they can be layered without interacting - to really experiment with these fabulous paints. That's how I started Layered Stamping with them. Watch the video to see the whole process:


Here's a better look at the finished card. Note how using sprays of water diluted the top layer to make it a little more transparent, but you can still clearly where both layers were stamped. There's so much dimension and texture here!


Another of my favorite parts of using these paints is the many applications. In the video, we used the Chipped Sapphire paint around the edges of each of the white pieces, and it adds so much dimension and a real sense that everything belongs together on the card. There are so many possibilities with these paints.


Plus, you can't forget about the enamel dots as a finishing touch. Try adding in some Metallic Decor dots from Hero Arts for another fun look. Metallics are a huge trend right now, and gold is here to stay. Embrace it by adding it to your smatterings of fun embellishments!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today and will give it a try with your set of distress paints. Thanks to Simon Says for having me stop by today!

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120 comments:

  1. Excellent video! I love using paint on my stamps for more texture.

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  2. Would love to win some goodies- great card !!!

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  3. Distress paint is wonderful.

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  4. this card is just beautiful! I'll check out the video so I can try it myself... love the look so much! and the addition of the little dots is brill! :)

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  5. Great technique video - I'll be added Distress Paints to my wishlist now. ;-)

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  6. Oh wow, I cannot wait to try this technique!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Would love to gist more of these paints! Off to watch the video...

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  8. Love tutorial vídeos, I never use distress inks or paints. I have to try them soon.

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  9. wow so talented girl and lovely card

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  10. Fabulous technique and a beautiful card!!

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  11. Thanks for the great video! I only have a couple of these paints but want more. I usually use the Distress Ink pads and love the look of them!

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  12. the mix of blues is so pretty.

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  13. Wonderful technique, love the depth and dimension distress paints allows!!!

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  14. Cool techniques. Looks like I may have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great effect with the Distress Paints! Have to try them out! Love the dimension!

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  16. Very pretty card. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  17. Beautiful card and great technique here.

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  18. Great technique, love it. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  19. Cool technique! I even liked it with the single layer. I know what I'll be playing with today...

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  20. Beautiful technique! Oh, and HAPPY graduation!! your are now FREE Britta!

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  21. Wow, lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial video.

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  22. Great technique, I can't wait to try it

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  23. Britta always inspires me with her technique. Going to add this one to my "try this" list. The results are great.

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  24. I like the look of this technique, but I don't have paints...yet...

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  25. Great card. I'll be trying out
    the technique.

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  26. Great card - the layered look is really cool!

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  27. Such a FUN Card and Video!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!! ;)

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  28. Looks like fun, indeed. Already have the HA stamp (good choice); now I need the paints. Can't procrastinate any longer. Thanks for the tutorial. Becky J.

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  29. Love this idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  30. Britta, you always do the coolest things when you start layering! I love how this one turned out, and plan to try it soon! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Mmmmmmm-wah!

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  31. What a great way to add dimension without adding bulk. Definitely something I'll try...once I get my hands on some Distress Paint. Nicely done, Britta!

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  32. Wow! that really adds a lot of depth to the design. Great job!

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  33. This is gorgeous! Really eye-catching.

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  34. Very nice card. Thank you for showing us the technique.
    Linda

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  36. Love the technique! Thanks for the great video tutorial! Fantastic card!

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  37. OOHHH! I love this card! It's exciting to know you can stamp with distress paint!

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  38. Oooh, I love the look of the layered distress paints!

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  39. Wow - this is an amazing result - what a great technique

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  40. I've never stamped with any kind of paint before - the effect is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. A beautiful technique and I LOVE those enamel dots!

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  42. Love this layering look! It looks very expensive - which is a weird adjective for a handmade card, but it's true.

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  43. Love love love distress paints! Now you gave me a reason to go back to my craft table and play some more (as if I need a reason...)

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  44. This is an awesome technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. I love this technique! I just bought some Distress Paints and can't wait to try it!

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  47. Fantastic technique, I love the dimension you got my stamping off slightly, gorgeous card :) Cathy x

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  48. Love this technique, great card.

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  49. Beautiful card Britta, great technique!

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  50. What a great technique. The layers really stand out.

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  51. i never gave the distress paint a thought, I figured I would have no need for them, but after this video really makes me want some distress paint.
    Thanks for the inspiration
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  52. I absolutely love this technique. Have never seen it done before and am dying now to try it. Thanks for the very clear instructions and the inspiration. Loved the finished card!
    TFS
    Anita

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  53. This blog is always so
    interesting! Thanks
    for sharing the great
    ideas.
    Carla from Utah

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  54. As always, you are fantastic at your techniques, Britta! So awesome to have a video again! Congrats on your graduation! Eager for more video tutorials by you!

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  55. I haven't tried stamping with these paints yet but now I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the great tutorial! =)

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  56. Wow... Love this. I'll be going out and getting some Distress Paints tomorrow.

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  57. Sharon c. Loved this technique. I wonder what other mediums this will work with..hummmmmm.

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  58. Great video and beautiful card. I love the look and how those paints work so well. Beautiful.

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  59. great background and tutorial!

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  60. Beautiful background! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  61. Awesome stamping idea! I love how your background turned out! Also love the pink banner and those metallic dots! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  62. Very kewl thanks for the tut :)

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  63. Fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  64. Love that background! looks like real good designer paper...

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  65. Very cool stamping technique. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  66. what a great technique. These paints are on my wish list that's for sure.

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  67. Such a cool look. Love it! Thank you for sharing :)

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  69. Ohhh what a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  70. what a gorgeous card! This techniques looks fun---a definite must try!!

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  71. Beautiful card. I love how the layers build, and i love the enamel dots but dont have any of them

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  72. great share thanks for the deets

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  73. Very pretty! Love your double stamping!

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  74. Beautiful background Britta, I love the blue colors together! TFS =)

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  75. Lovely effect! I really like the colors you chose.

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  76. Gorgeous card. I love the layering. Fabulous color!!! The enamel dots are all the rage now! I will have to get me some. They are a nice added touch. Thank you for sharing!

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  77. Interesting technique...I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  78. I am always learning new things here. Thanks for the videos.

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  79. Enjoyed Britta's fun video and how fun the card turned out. One of my favorite features of this paint is the feel of it on the paper, as it is so smooth and not as textured as regular acrylics and so easy to stamp on top of.

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  80. What a great technique! I love the colors.

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  81. Fabulous card and tutorial Britta! Giving me more reasons to buy distress paints now. Enabler! LOL! ;) nice to see your work again!

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  82. Great technique and video! Definitely want to try this!

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  83. Wow, that is a great technique that I've never seen before. I love how you layered the colors...

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  84. Have the paints can't wait to play with them.

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  85. I love this look! It reminds me of designs that I have seen on ceramic.

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  86. Amazing results, Brita! Beautiful card! TFS

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  87. I love watching you, Brita! You remind me of my niece so much I smile all the way through your videos, & I am super happy to always learn more from you about distress inks, paints, etc. You are very good at your craft. Keep up the good work!

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  88. Thank you for teaching this technique...beautiful card. I am in love with the Hero Arts Mid-Tone stamping ink...I recommend them for everything!

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  89. Great tutorial, love the beautiful background! That's one of my fave stamps too :)

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  90. I don't use my distress inks, paints or markers nearly enough and this makes me want to break them out and use them right away!

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  91. what a fun new way (for me) to use my distress inks and paints! love it! :)

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  92. Love it, must give it a go, thanks for the video

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  93. Yay, Britta! Such a beautiful background on this card and love the pop of color with the enamel dots.

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  94. Gorgeous card and great technique. I love inking the edges of my items - it adds just that little extra touch of dimension.

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  95. Great card! I also loved the video. It helps a lot to see the products in motion. :D

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  96. What an awesome new product! I'm in love.

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  97. Cool! Another use for distress!

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  98. Wow, this is fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  99. that's a cool technique, thanks for sharing!!

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  100. Thanks for the great video. I especially love that you used a stamp I already have. Congratulations on your graduation!!!

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  101. What an awesome card! Thanks for the video tutorial. Wonderful inspiration!

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  102. Great technique and explanation.

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  103. Thanks for the video. I am glad to learn this technique. It will be fun to try it out!

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  104. Very cool look. thanks for the video.

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  105. Love this technique. Will definitely being trying this one. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  106. Love this technique. Will definitely being trying this one. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  107. Very inspirational tutorial and excellent video. Easily followed and eager to try on my own, thanks for sharing!!

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  108. Very inspirational tutorial and excellent video. Easily followed and eager to try on my own, thanks for sharing!!

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  109. Thanks for sharing that well done video and inspiring me.....I love those enamel dots.

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