Feeling Distressed? Friday

So what is all this fuss about distressing? It’s nothing to actually stress about because we have all sorts of products and technique to help achieve the distressed look on your projects.

Spoonful of Rust is a great textural mix of embossing powders and elements that can be used with Fran’s great Encrusted Jewel Technique.


Take a look at how Fran found this technique from a mishap during the CHA convention one year.

You can really put the rust factor on over drive when added as the final touches with the line of  Media Fluid Acrylic paints from our partners at DecoArt. To see this great technique go to Monday’s post for Andy Skinner’s video on stamping and painting a rusty finish. Tuesday and Wednesday two guest bloggers, Tracy Weinzapfel and Terry Sproul created fabulous projects using Andy’s technique. Thursday you can see just how great adding stenciling to the rust technique can be.

So many great reasons to try out this technique, but there is one more reason you might want to have a go with this technique!

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There are three prize packages we are giving away to commenters this week. Here is what each prize will include —

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Let’s see a great line up of distressing projects today by these designers —

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Wendy Price

15 thoughts on “Feeling Distressed? Friday

  1. OH MY Fran – what a MOST MAGICAL mishap and EXCITING technique!!!
    LOVE your tiara, it is a pleasure to see you and watch you CREATE 🙂
    THANK YOU for INSPIRING me to be MORE ADVENTUROUS, as soon as I finish hopping I am going to get my heat gun out for a FRAN-TAGE workout!!!


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