Well, everyone seems to use regular acrylic paint on theirs (well I've seen some use sprays too) but I started thinking... hmmm... what if I tried Tim's new distress paint with it?? (this could be a lightbulb moment LOL)
Since these are paint dabbers, I went ahead and shook them up and unscrewed the top and just poured a little here and there on my Gelli Plate. I used Barn Door, Chipped Saphire and Mustard Seed (the only few that I have haha!) Sorry the picture is a little dark, I was rushing.
So this is the really cool part. I started to spread it with my brayer and it magically just moves on its own. It's so neat and makes this really cool effect, all on it's own.
You really need to work fast and press paper or something into it at this point if you want how it looks in the first picture here...
The second picture here is what it looks like after a few seconds of sitting on the plate. HOW COOL!! I really like how it just moves on it's own.
So then, I pressed a piece of white card stock onto the plate and brayered it into the paint. Here is what it looked like...
I really am loving the background that I got.
I had some leftover paint, which didn't seem like much.
I pressed a tag into the plate to soak up the rest of the leftover paint and this is what the tag looked like. WOW, look at how much color was still left here.
I love this too. Both backgrounds came out really neat looking. I can add stenciling or whatever on top to make a layered look.
So, you know me right? I had to do something for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show - The theme this week is "Ever After".. you are to do something Fairy Tale inspired.
I decided to use the first background I made and make a card. I used my digi stamp from the The Octopode Factory and colored her with Tim's distress markers. I also used a cut out heart from Tim's movers and shapers Valentine set to cut out the heart. I used a stencil and some Black Soot distress ink to make the brick wall in the upper corner.
One reason I really love the distress paint, well really my favorite part about this paint is that when it's dry it is permanent. So when I wrote over it with the white gel pen, my white stayed white and didn't bleed into the paint color under it. I used my white gel pen to color around each of the bricks so they would stand out. Lastly, I wrote the words "Some Day My Prince Will Come" from Cinderella :)
Look at how beautiful those paints are and how they just pop off my background here. I cannot say enough about them.
If I weren't on a budget I would get many, many more. haha!! Eventually, right?
Since I'm using them on my gelli plate I need them in larger bottles.... (ehhemm hint, hint Tim lol)
Note: I have no idea why my font keeps getting larger and then smaller, sorry about that.