Eroded Metal Distress Paint

Hey friends! Have I got a fun,get-your-hands-dirty technique for you to try! And a video!!

You may have heard of the “Eroded Metal” technique…Tim Holtz teaches it at his seminars (which I have NOT been to one, but at least I know someone who has been recently). It uses the metallic Distress Paints to mimic the look of old eroding metal. Above is the tag I made in class using this technique.

You can see parts of the background of the painted tag showing through the metallic finish. But I got to thinking…it could use some more metal. What if (now I’m in for some good play time!), what if I added a second layer of metallic paint? What if I added a second layer of metallic paint that was a different color than the first layer?(!)

Answer: It’s waaayyy cool! And then I had the thought to run it through the Cuttlebug with one of Tim Holtz’s Texture Fades (“Postal”). Eureka! It’s gorgeous!

It may be slightly addicting (I may have a stack of, oh,10 tags with this technique on my craft table at this moment…and still thinking about “What if…?”).

From left to right: (1)one layer of metallic DP,(2) two layers: Tarnished Brass then Brushed Pewter,(3) two layers: Brushed Pewter then Tarnished Brass…then embossed!!!!

Anyways, I made a video for you to watch and, you know, get started on a new addiction. Have fun watching it! Try out this technique yourself!

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