While Stephanie was here, I got out my Tim Holtz Distress spray stains for us to play with a bit. Since she is into all the paper crafting/card making, she is familiar with products that I’m just dabbling in.
I got the three little bottles together in one package a couple of years ago when I was a part of Eni Oken’s facebook group. She’d mentioned them and I found a good deal on some (40% off too). The colors looked like a red, a blue (my favorite shade of blue), and a green. Unfortunately when I used them the first time, although they were lovely colors, they were not what I was wanting. So for Christmas one year I got the bigger bottles of stain, hoping to get the shades I wanted.
You can see my first uses with the stains here (and distress markers here and here). For reference, here is a scan from that first use.
The smaller green is more of a minty green and the pink is coral, as is its name. I was very happy with the candy apple red and mowed lawn colors I got for Christmas last year.
Here’s a picture of the one I did with Stephanie.
They are brighter. I like it. I do have to be careful about overlapping colors. I just used plain cardstock for the paper. I’ll use a black unibal pen when I tangle on it. Oh and I will cut this down into smaller pieces before tangling.
I also got some Lindy’s Magicals that we played with too.
I’m told you only need a few grains of the powder for it to work its magic. So we tried several things.
I love the sparkle! I also like the fireworks-like burst of color that you can see in some of the colors.I tried different amounts of the powders. I’m interested to see how this looks after I tangle over it. Next time I’ll tangle first and then use magicals afterwards.
I’m really pleased with my supplies. I’m looking forward to using them more and earning just how to use them efficiently.
I do have to say that the colors are much more vibrant in person though.
I hope this encourages you to try your hand at some new art supplies.
Until next time, God bless,