Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas {Distress Stain Tutorial}

Hello! It's my turn to share a tutorial over on the Market Street Stamps blog today.

I first started with gathering all of the supplies that I was going to need for this project:
Ornaments stamp set
Watercolor paper
Distress Stains {Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Black Soot}
Broad Nib Water Brush
Fine Detail Nib Water Brush
Archival Ink {Will not bleed when used with water}
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Ink Palette
Spellbinders Labels 8
Authentique Festive 6x6 paper pad

The first color I used was Shabby Shutters. I used the wider flat water brush and dipped it into the palette where I hold small amounts of my Distress Stains. I filled the body of the long ornament in completely.

I then used the same brush in Crushed Olive and filled in slightly more than half of the ornament.

And then with Peeled Paint, I filled in about one third of the ornament.

Next I used the smaller tipped water brush with Black Soot to fill in the top of the ornament.

After the paper was dry {helped along with the Heat It tool}, I squeezed out a bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles onto the darker part of the ornament.

And then spread it around with my finger a bit.

Once the Rock Candy was dry, I used a die to cut out the ornament and attached it to my card.

And viola!! A watercolored look to a Christmas card!

Here is a closer look at the Rock Candy.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Omg, your card is simply stunning!!! Thanks for the tutorial..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  2. Never thought of coloring with the stains. Thanks for the idea :)