Welcome to Day 5 of Ranger Week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog as we finish our week-long focus on Tim Holtz Distress Stains. Throughout the course of this week we’ve shared with you LOTS of free video tutorials on a range of different techniques using Distress Stains, and we’ve shown you some examples of projects incorporating these techniques. To top off the week, Ranger has graciously donated five sets of twelve Distress Stains. We’ll be picking one winner from each of the posts from this week. All five winners will be announced today Friday, April 20th at 4 pm EST. Because we’re late putting up today’s post, we’re going to give away a BONUS set of 12 Distress Stains on Monday.
Today we again have three different videos for you all variations all related to the Blended Distress Technique. Yesterday we featured a couple of variations on the Wrinkle Free Distress technique which involved applying different colors of Distress Stains to your non-stick craft mat and then swiping your card stock or tag through the stains. The Blended Distress Technique involves the application of water – so you are applying your Distress Stains to a wet surface.
In the card shown below Sophia uses the Blended Distress Technique to create the lightbulb, and the Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique for the background of the card. We have a free video both on the Blended Distress Technique, as well as the Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique.
Blended Distress Technique Featuring Distress Stains
Ghosted Distress Embossing Technique
Blended Distress Variation Featuring Distress Stains
In the card below I use a variation of the Blended Distress Technique. Instead of dragging the stains across my wet card stock, I use more of a splatting motions, giving you a different effect.
The video on how to create both the cards from start to finish will be available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through my series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, I began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 I launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in the library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Here at Paper Crafter’s Library, we make a great effort to provide tons of FREE content in the form of video tutorials. You can access our free videos from our Public Video Library Page by clicking on the categories that say “this section contains one or more complimentary videos” underneath the link. By signing up for our free email newsletter, you’ll also receive a free weekly video tutorial. Another great source of ongoing inspiration and information is the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page. Access to the FULL library and to our premium content is a members-only benefit, for which there is a monthly fee (like signing up for an ongoing online class). If this interests you, you can check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
Distress Stain Give-Away
As we mentioned at the beginning of this post, every day this week we’ll be giving away one set of 12 Distress Stains – to a total of 5 winners. All you have to do to enter is to leave us a comment on each day’s post. You can expect the posts to be published before 12 pm EST each day this week. All five winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th at 4 pm EST.
P.S. We’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word about Ranger week on your blog, FB and/or Twitter! The more people that visit and comment, the more we have companies like Ranger sponsoring our site with great products we can give away to you!
P.P.S. We encourage you to stop by the Ranger Blog to thank them for their great give-away, and let them know we sent you!