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Clean and Simple Kraft

White Ink on Kraft Paper

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I love the look of whitewashed kraft paper, don’t you? This incredibly simple card was made with Distress Stain in Picket Fence. This is a semi-opaque fluid ink, which makes it slightly different from the rest of the Distress Stain line. Because it’s fluid, it creates a slight watercolor effect [read more...]

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New Toy Tuesday: Goosebumps Texture Spray

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I’ve spent the last couple days playing with a bunch of new Tsukineko products that they just got in stock at MLO. I don’t think I’ve properly appreciated their variety of inks and stamping products in the past, but boy is that about to change. I’ve long considered their Memento [read more...]

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Stamping with Distress Paint

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So yesterday I showed you how you could use a stamp to remove paint for an interesting background texture, but it should be noted that Distress Paints are also great for simple stamping. All you have to do is lightly dab the paint over the surface of your stamp, and [read more...]

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Dry Stamping with Distress Paint

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I think I just discovered my all time favorite stamping technique. I invented it last week for my make-and-take at MLO, and I haven’t been able to stop since. It has all the hallmarks of a great craft. Simple? Check. Beautiful? Check. High potential for messiness? Double check. Okay, I’m [read more...]

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New Toy Tuesday: Distress Paints

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Surprise! A new Distress product. Distress Paint is the latest line of inky goodness from Tim Holtz, released just weeks ago at CHA2013. Like the ink pads, stains, and markers before them, these are conveniently packaged and expertly marketed paints designed to take your stamping to the next level. They [read more...]

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Screen Printed Onesie

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As soon as I saw the Style Girl stamp from Pink Persimmon I knew I wanted to find a way to get it on a shirt for my little one, it was just a question of how. Stamping ink didn’t seem like it would be permanent enough, and fabric paint [read more...]