Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOYWW #201

Have to squeeze this one in but I just couldn't bear missing another WOYWW over at Julia Dunnit's blog hop visiting event!

Gladly the postman brought the three more Distress Paints I ordered two days ago just half an hour I could try them out before preparing to leave the house today.

Those who visit my blog regularly will know that I struggled a bit with the Distress Paints, not getting them to look like what I wanted them to. Well, today I guess I finally mastered this challenge: the secret to the paints working - as far as I see it -  is to use plenty of them and not be shy to water sufficiently...

So that's what I came up with today and what's on my workdesk this wednesday:

I found out that you have to have at least one darker colour of the Distress paints to get the marbelized look effectively looking. "Forest moss" did the job with my tags today.

I love how some of the spots of the backgrounds look like maps or satellite images. Don't they?

So I shout a short "Heureka!" (for finally mastering that technique) and have to hurry getting dressed and made up for today's photo shooting (for some new passport images for my son and me...grrr...I hate it to be photographed!)

Have a wonderful Workdesk Wednesday, dear followers, crafting friends and new visitors! I will try to come by your desks as soon as possible!


die amelie


  1. Oh wow das sieht aber superinteressant aus - kann es noch gar nicht erwarten was daraus wird - SUPER!
    LG SanDee
    (PS. Danke für die lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog)

  2. I think you have done quite well with the distress inks - I had a play a while ago with some Easter backgrounds - I must buy more colors - I will have a chance for that at the weekend!
    Hope your photo shoot goes well! :-)
    Lots of hugs,

  3. Your tags look great. We haven't tried distress inks yet, hope you're not too painty for your photos. :)

    Waving hi from the bears @# 79 this week

  4. I think you are working well with the paints. The colour combination is lovely. well done. Francesca #29

  5. Nice looking tags. I'm still trying to master working with the distress inks so the new paints will have to wait. Although I did score a deal on the metallics...sssshhh. Don't tell. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan #9

  6. Fabulous colouring on your tags and backgrounds. Love to see them finished. Happy WOYWW

  7. oooh! i love these! the colour combinations are gorgeous!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 4

  8. oh wow - die gefallen mir auch absolut super und ich bin gespannt wie sie weiter eingesetzt werden. Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  9. Fabulous backgrounds!!! I have no clue how to do all that, but I so admire people who do! Good luck with the passport office too!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

  10. Nice backgrounds and well done on mastering it!

    Cazzy x #114

  11. These are looking great ! I have bought any of these paints yet - would you recommend them ? Painting before breakfast - a girl after my own heart ! Ali #15

  12. Fabulous backgrounds... like you I've been trying different things with the Distress Paints to make them work for me. I agree the dark colour helps, and definitely plenty of water! LOVE these, and can't wait to see what you do with them!!
    Alison xx

  13. Wow! and well done! Love that marbled look! Chris122

  14. Very pretty! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

  15. Your backgrounds had me entranced I felt like a child looking for figures in clouds. Thanks foe sharing.

  16. Love these backgrounds. The colors are just beautiful! Can't wait to see them finished.

    Gaby xo

  17. Wow! The effects on your tag backgrounds are fabulous, so I'd love to see what you do with them. Blessings!

  18. Love what you have done with the paints, this may be something else I need to buy! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx

  19. Oooh your painty tags look GORGEOUS! I haven't tried the Distress Paints yet but I see that I will have to get my mits on some! :D

    Vielen Dank für dein Kommentar an mein Blog! (Ich hoffe dass mein Deutsch nicht zu schrecklich ist! :lol:).

    Ali #79

  20. Beautiful...I too am learning and trying to get this look...It is harder than it have done a wonderful job! I love the shades you have on the papers.

  21. G'day
    I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. Oh wow you have done a great job and the colours look gorgeous. I don't own any distress paints at all.
    Annette In Oz #109

  22. Claudia...this tags are amazing! I would say that you have mastered the distress paints! haha Those blended, marbleized colors are incredible! I totally think that you are right in that you need a good contrast of light and dark to get the best effect and the more water you add to them, the more translucent they become. Beautiful job! I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

  23. Such good good looking tags these are Claudia, love the backgrounds, amazing colours! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and so so sorry for not following the challenge rules, guess I just got carried away, LOL! Take care, Ira xox


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