Thursday, August 22, 2013

Distress Paints and Eclectic Fabric

Hi Bloggers! I have a project to share today! YAY! Now that summer is coming to a close, the kids are headed back to school, we are back from vacations, etc... Now is the time to make layouts of some of those fun events that happened over the summer. 

This is my Granddaughter Kayla! The photo was taken at her 6th birthday! 
Oh my how time flies! 

 The focus of todays project is Distress Paint. If you haven't had a chance to use them I highly recommend giving them a try. The Distress Paints are very fluid and easy to use on almost any surface. To use the paint always shake them first. There is a mixing ball that will help to mix the paint well. Pull the lid straight off (do not turn) depress the valve onto your craft sheet and gentle squeeze the bottle to dispense the paint. Tip: No need to squeeze the bottle hard as this will create a huge mess! 

I tore a square of Eclectic Elements fabric to measure 8" x 8". To color the fabric place the square on a scrap piece of chip board. Add a generous amount of paint to the top edge. Tilt the piece up and spray with water to make the paint run down the fabric. You can go back and add paint if you need to and spray with water again. Dry with a heat tool. 

Cut a piece of pink Kraft'core 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". Sand and distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an ink blending tool. Apply a thin coat of matte medium on the kraft'core then press the fabric onto the cardstock. Let dry.

Paint the foliage flowers and let dry or you can use a heat tool to dry it faster but remember the metal will get very hot. Don't forget to paint some long fasteners for the centers of the flowers too! 

 Color a couple pieces of Tissue Tape with paint, spritz with water to help the colors blend together and dry with a heat tool. Adhere the two pieces back to back to create a ribbon for the tag. 

Next up I laid everything out on my fabric to get an idea where to put things. Remnant Rubs are fun to use on many surfaces. Fabric, paper, canvas, metal and more. My photo of Kayla will go in a Cabinet Card. Don't forget to sand and ink the edges of the Cabinet Card. I also use the wrinkle free distress technique with the distress paint to color my tag.

 Attach a small piece of fabric to a piece of grunge board and then die cut the heart with the Movers and Shapers Mini Heart die. Add Remnant Rubs to the heart and ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink on an ink blending tool. The new Linen ribbon was tied around the layout with a bow. Attach the heart with a memo pin through the bow. 

I added the #6 Stencil Mark for her age, a clock face, the Authentic word band, and all my flowers. 

I chose some Remnant Rub phrases that reminded me of Kayla and rubbed them onto the Cabinet Card. The letters "Kayla" are Newsprint Alpha Parts covered with Glossy Accents to make them shine. 

I love all the different textures in the layout. It's amazing how one product "Distress Paints" can work on so many different surfaces. Love that!! 
Ask for Eclectic Elements Fabric at your local craft stores, it will be available in yardage, 12' x 12" and 6" x 6" packs very soon. Perfect for crafting!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a creative week!


Linda said...

Awesome layout Richele! Love all the bright colors!

margie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and inspiring! I will be playing with my distress paints this weekend :)

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful page. I love the paints on the idea-ology pieces but haven't tried it on fabric yet. Looks like fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love your finished piece!

Rea' said...

Richele this is a beautiful layout and that photo is precious!!! What do I like about it? Everything, the colors, the fabric, how you painted it ALL the details and I noticed them all... remnant rubs, the stencil marker, the background on the tag and the heart... so much AWESOMENESS !!

Julie S said...

I really like the look of the paints on fabric and your GD is cuteness beyond words. :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

OH MY CREATIVE WORD!!! This little layout piece is not only fabulously gorgeous, it's a technique mecca!!! LOVE everything you've done here. The ribbon threaded through the clock and word band is perfection! Love the tag too! Gorgeous work...just stunning and inspirational! I can't believe your a grandma look so young!

Unknown said...

I love this layout!!!! You have given me so many ideas.

Unknown said...

I love working with these distress inks too! Love your projects