Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Stains and other issues

Ir’s February and it’s time to do some massive Spring cleaning in my craft room. I just can’t stop making a mess! Now that a deadline and that CHA crazy-creating is out of the way, today I decided to get on with it.

I’m very embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t sorting for more than 5 minutes before I was getting my fingers stained. In the spirit of full disclosure, it may even have been less.

Here’s how it went down…

  1. start putting away three Distress Stains.
  2. in the spirit of getting organzied, decide to create a color chart of my Distress Stains
  3. pull all Distress Stains from drawer, open the ones that have never been used and dab them all on a piece of paper
  4. write down my Distress Stain names with a Copic Multiliner for future use.
  5. get the idea that the stain chart should be photographed to share.
  6. go upstairs and photograph said chart
  7. decide that more stains are needed…well, wanted
  8. put 3 more distress stains into my ongoing shopping cart
  9. go back down to the craft room to put all organized stains away.
  10. look at color chart and notice some pretty colors
  11. decide to see how the combo looks together.
  12. experiment on a tag.
  13. experiment on canvas
  14. create tag
  15. realize there is now MORE mess to clean up. oops!

Hope that made you smile and please, let there be someone else like me out there!  Please tell me I’m not the only one.

But hey! I made you some eye-candy…

  • To create the tag: apply Broken China, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress Stain to manilla tag. Allow to dry and stamp with background stamp
  • To create the butterfly: Apply Tumbled Glass and Picket Fence Distress Stain together for a milky blue look. Allow to dry and stamp with postage images. Heat set ink on canvas.

Just in case you’re interested in some of the Distress Stain colors, they are the same as the Distress Inks but I like looking at them on a chart so here’s my very quick and imperfect one.

I’ve made it a thumbnail as it’s long and narrow so just click on it if you want to take a closer look.


Now I’m off to REALLY do some spring cleaning. I promise!!!

Happy creating!