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Distress Resist Spray Part 5 - Glitter, Foils and Gilding Flakes

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)


We are continuing on with our adventures with Distress Resist Spray with part 5 in the series. If you would like to read previous parts you can find them here on the blog, just enter Distress Resist in the search bar above.

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Distress Resist Spray Part 4 - Faux Metal Effects

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)



This was going to be the final part of the mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. But since playing around with lots of other mediums and papers I have discovered some more ways to use this spray, so the mini-series...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 3 - Basic Sprayed Backgrounds and Embellishments

Posted on June 14, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Continuing our mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray, here are a couple more techniques for you. I purposefully shied away from just doing the basic background first, as it seems so obvious but I had better cover it, as it is probably the mos...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 2 - Embossing

Posted on June 13, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The tiny butterfly will feature in the next post!


Today is part 2 of this mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. There are many different ways to use this product but I am just cov...

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Distress Resist Spray Part 1 - Stencils

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Today I am taking a break from the '52 Cards' series as we are now almost half way through and instead, I am posting the first part of a mini-series that I have wanted to do for some time. I love the Tim Holtz/Ranger products and they fea...

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Easter 2018 - Marbled Paper

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)


A quick follow up to yesterdays post. As you know I hate throwing things away, so all that foam left in the tray had to be used for something. I have simply placed some paper on top to pick up the ...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Making the Paper Poinsettia

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


As promised, in today's post we will be making some paper poinsettias that you can use to make the Chipboard Screen Display or use on any other papercraft projects. Again, because I am a nice person, I have added a free template to the Member pages, so check there if you want to make some...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Distress Oxide Background Snowflakes

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)


Todays card uses a well known technique to create a lovely snowflake themed background. I have used the paper to make a few projects, not just this card and they will be featured on a future post, so once you have made a sheet of it will be good value for m...

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Christmas 2017 Series - Crumpled Tissue Distress Oxide Backgrounds

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)


Today I wanted to just share a technique that I stumbled across by accident and I think you agree the 'mistake' turned into some pretty stunning backgrounds.I am so in love with this technique that I...

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Well That Has Torn It! How to get different distress effects to paper edges

Posted on August 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Using torn paper edges on your cards instantly creates interest. This is of course an old technique and can really make an ordinary design look really special and far less processed. The torn effect creates the illusion of an aged paper and breaks up the design el...

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Answering a Question on Chalked Backgrounds

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I get quite a few questions sent to me via the contact form and I usually answer them directly to people that do write to me. Mostly, I am able to offer some kind of suggestion, although I am no kind of expert! I thought it might be a good idea to post up some of them here on the blog and show what I answered, so if anyone else had a similar question, it could help, or if any lovely crafters out there who read it and can answer it better or add any useful commen...

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All About Gesso and using it with Chipboard

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

All About Gesso

If you are like me and spent a long time wondering what exactly that mysterious thing called Gesso is and what it is used for but were too afraid to ask, then you have come to the right place. Gesso was always most definitely a product that sat firmly in the realms of art and artists but more recently, or certainly over the last five years or so, it has become more and more popular as a stap...

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Chipboard Wheelbarrow Project Mini Terracotta Plant Pots

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (1)


Today I am back to one of my fav things, recycling old stuff to use in my craft projects. Those little flower pots in the display photos might look familiar!


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Chipboard Wheelbarrow Creating a Faux Wood Effect

Posted on August 12, 2017 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Today I am going to do a quick post about getting a faux wood effect, which you can use with the Wheelbarrow projects or other papercraft projects.


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All About Distress Oxide Inks Roundup

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)



In case you missed the series, here is a full list of the parts and what we covered with links. I hope you enjoyed this review and can try some of these techniques yourself!


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 14)

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 14)


Distress Oxides - It Will All Come Out In the' Wash' plus one more technique and a wind up review of these inks


I think we are there at last, well, unless I start fiddling again and in that case I will pos...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 13)

Posted on June 8, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 13)


See the World In Black And White - Playing Around With Gesso!


Right back at the start of this series, we had a look at different card stocks that you could use Distress Oxides on. Oxides can be used on black card as we found but the colour is not highly vibrant. T...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 12) Seven Ways To Use Distress Oxide Inks With Stencils Part Two

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 12)

 

'Stencil' It In Part Two


Today we have part two of the Stencil Techniques we covered last time, split into two posts as the first part was quite long. Last time we covered Parts 1 to 6 and today we will cover techniques using Texture Pastes.


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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 11) Seven Ways To Use Distress Oxide Inks With Stencils

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 11)


'Stencil' It In Part One


Today we are looking at a few techniques using stencils with our Distress Oxide Inks. I had a lot of fun with these, so if you have the kit, then why not join in! As this is a long post, I will split it into two parts to make it ea...

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All About Distress Oxide Inks (Part 10)

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (1)



Life in A Distressing World, Adventures With Oxide Inks (Part 10)


'Woodn't' it Be Nice!


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