23 February 2013

Distress paint and metal

 

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is going well. I tried out the new Ranger Distress Paint today for the first time and of course I'll be needing more colours :D! I've used the paint on metal which worked very well and the way it marbles when you wet it gives really beautiful effects and mixing of the colours.

 
I took some photographs as I was going along working with the metal and paint which are below although some were taken during the day and some at night but it shows what I did at least.
 
 I used Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Barn Door and Salty Ocean Distress Paints over some metal that I attached to card for the pieces that fitted onto my chunky wood ATC and for the flowers which were cut using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die I embossed before painting with Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folders Patchwork and Riveted Metal.

 I rubbed back the paint to expose the metal with sandpaper and the embossing then shows up nicely. The edges of the flowers and the letters on the other side of the ATC were touched with black paint.

I used Ranger grungeboard letters for my word and gave them two coats of paint so that I could rub back to a second colour. On top I added a Tim Holtz ideology clock key and some metal covered die cut letters using Tim Holtz's german scrap technique. The letters were cut using the Sizzix TH Market Place die. To finish off I added pearl pen pearls in silver to give the impression of more rivets.

I'm entering my chunky ATC into the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show which this week is 'metal-ology'. Tim Holtz is having a month long challenge on his blog which started yesterday to make something using the Tattered Florals die so I'm entering into that too.

Enjoy your evening :-)

 

44 comments:

Sandra said...

this is beautiful!
Sandra ltb

tim holtz said...

absolutely amazing! thanks for entering this into the challenge... bravo! tim

Astrid Maclean said...

Cool piece and the effects on the metal are amazing!! Have them on my wishlist too!

Lisa :) said...

This is a WOW project!!!

Kjersti said...

Wow! What an amazing project!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

butterfly said...

Totally cool! I think of all the things I've seen them do, I'm most excited about these paints on metal... your large flower is absolutely glorious! Fab project.
Alison x

Redanne said...

Wow Chris, this is utterly stunning! I think Tim's comment says it all really. I am totally in love with these paints, you have used my favourite chunky ATC base and the way you have coloured the flowers is fantastic. Love, love, love it! Hugs, Anne x

n1sunrider said...

This is amazing, love the colors, love it all!

Sasha said...

Hi Chris, I agree these new paints do look amazing on the metal. Fab colours, and I love your piece of artwork x

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful vibrant creation. Such a happy piece of art. Annette x

Paula said...

WOW Chris! This is amazing...love the color, the metal, the flower.
This is the funnest project I have seen of late!
paula

Crafting Queen said...

Super creation, the colours are so lovely and vibrant.

Juls said...

Wow this is such an amazing project!! Hugs Juls

Buttons said...

Magnificent Chris. Love how you've used your wonderful metalwork. Aren't these paints superb! Hugs, Jenny x

rachel said...

this is amazing - I love it xx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Wow this is very impressive! You should enter it in the Artful Times challenge which is all about colour this time round - it is at www.artfultimes.blogspot.co.uk if you're interested. MM x

misstreez said...

Reading this post it finally occured to me why these new paints would be useful to me. (I was probably going to get them anyway, based on reviews by other users.) Me and alcohol inks don't get along and if I'm not careful I can suffer unpleasant side effects. These paints would be a great alternative I could happily live with while enjoying their different qualities. Love the colourful foil flower.

She said...

Love it, it's amazing. X

Amy* said...

This is Uh-mazing! I was on the fence about Distress Paint until this fabulous creation proved I do in fact NEED them...right now! I could go on but I'll stop before I go crazy with caps and "!"...seriously Wow!

Amy*

Tracey said...

Chris is is over the top AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Christina C. said...

You are an artist extraordinaire, Chris!!!! Spectacular work....off the charts gorgeous!!!!

Kelly Neis said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I really love this! I need to experiment with metals, I love your colors and the flower is so awesome. I love how you shaded them differently too. The letters are neat looking with the paints, I bet this looks great in your craft room!!
Have another fun creative day Chris!
Kelly

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

totally CRAZY!!! I am in love with this!!!

i just had the other day the paints in my shopping cart and took them out last minute because i really did not know how to "handle" the paints. Loved just those colours you used.

Please show us more and how you use them?
Thanks Chris

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...how delightful, full of yummy colours, Chris this gorgeous chunky ATC show's off the new distress paints to perfection...I love it, beautiful creative work to inspire as always...Melxx :)

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris another stunning make what a creative lady you are love the class we did, showed my friends and they were impressed with the colouring thanks for putting up with me and thank you for The pleasure of your Company and it was a very pleasant surprise too to have you teach our class Biggest hugs Jo xxx

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sarah said...

This is so much fun and bursting with colour and texture. It's great. Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp &Show. Sarah.

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! This is stunning! I just pinned it to my Simon Says Stamp and Show Awesomeness Pinterest board :) Thanks for joining us!

cathylynn said...

I'm surprised how great the paints worked on the metal. The results are fabulous. Gee just when I thought I have all the paint I need. Unfortunately I do not own distess paints. UGH! But... your project turned out awesome!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

retta519 said...

This is just awesome! Good luck with Tim's challenge!

Anita Houston said...

METALICIOUS Chris!!! I am totally in AWE And in LOVE! It's bright and bold and those flowers and gorgeous! I love the embossed metal! The chunky atc was a superb base! Rock on friend! Thank you for showing us your metals at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

An amazing project. I walked for the first time through your side and you make marvelous things. Great
lovely greet
Marja

Ellie Knol said...

WOW! wow! This is so amazingly beautiful!

Zoe said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I just love it!
Have a great day,
Zoe

Norma Gomez said...

Wow this is gorgeous Chis, love it!

whyducks said...

Love it big time!

Hanna said...

Oh my godness Chris, this is absolutely AMAZING! Love the colours you've chosen for this project, and the pattern you've made is FABULOUS! Love how the flowers turned out. WOW!

hugs,
Hanna

SusanLotus said...

I love this colourful creation!

BA said...

wow I love your colorful creation
xoxo BA

Siv said...

Wowza!! This is absolutely brilliant! Love the effect the Distress paints have on metal! Well done!!

magicalmagpie said...

Very creative. Love it. TFS

Sandy said...

I am not sure what this is but I don't dare unlock it -- the colors are gorgeous. To show you how smart I am -- what does ATC mean? I am going to have to really study this - no matter what it is - it is beautiful! Are your flowers made of metal too or card stock. Yes it looks like your flowers are cut from metal but where do you get such metal? Back to Simon Says Stamp for me. Really a neat keepsake - as long as you don't unlock the box!!!!
Sandy

Deborah said...

Wow!

Helen said...

The primary colours of your flower caught my eye and I am glad they did. I love this chunky ATC. You have tempted me to try those distress paints ;-)