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Craft Crush: Tim Holtz Distress Paints

A girl can never have too many types of paint. Or is that pairs of shoes?  Ah heck, I think it applies to both.  While some people may look at my stash, see the tubes of acrylics, pans of watercolors, tubes of gouache, bottles of craft acrylics and think, “Wow, this girl has all the paint she needs”; I on the other hand see room for paint diversity.  For example, right now I’m crushing on Tim Holtz Distress Paints.

I’ll admit, a large part of it is the amazing art journal work I’ve been watching Vicky Papaioannou create on YouTube. She frequently uses Distress Paints for her art journal backgrounds and makes it look pretty effortless.  Now I know logically that part of that is Vicky’s amazing talent, but the illogical part of me insists that something about that paint makes it easier.  For example, her method of creating a leather look background.   You can see what I mean in her demo video here.

My local Michael’s only carries a three pack in Black Soot, Picket Fence and Broken China which just doesn’t cut it when you’re crushing on Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans.  So I took advantage of the Cyber Monday sale on Blitsy and ordered my favs.  I’ll keep you posted as to how I like them and if they truly do make creating amazing backgrounds for art journal pages, etc. a whole lot easier.

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