Friday, January 24, 2014

foxy **Flamingo Scraps & Off the Rails** with splatter stain tutorial

  I used some fun pictures of myself that I took for a new head shot for postings, these were my favorite.

Sadly this is our last F4 as the Flamingo Scraps store is closing, so with that in mind I had a bit of fun with my items.  We got vintage buttons in mint, purple, and black, a chipboard wheelbarrow, a little range bird, and a wooden heart.  I used the little bird on a nest of burlap fibers, ribbons, and flowers and anchored it in the paint splatters from Ranger Distress stain applicators and the title (tutorial below) - because I am such a fox, hehe.

In my cluster next to the picture I used many of the buttons from the pack (one of each), the wooden heart, and the chipboard wheelbarrow tucked in under the flower and ribbons.

Paint Splatter Tutorial with Distress Stains by Ranger

1) Supplies Paper and Distress stains by Ranger - I am sure this works for other dauber type products I have just not tried them yet.  I figure this out by happy accident on this layout.

2) When you press the dauber bottle stain comes up to the top of the bottle, if you stop pressing an just turn the dauber over and touch the paper you get a circle as seen below.

3) If you ink up the top of the dauber just as in step 2, but this time tap the paper with the dauber you get splatter as seen below.  The harder the tap the more splatter effect.

4) If you hold the dauber tip to the paper and press the container to release the ink you get a puddle of ink on your paper - this could be good for drip effects if you lift your paper up vertically to let the puddle drip down.

5) If you press the bottle and tap you paper at the same time you are releasing ink and causing the splatter effect for a even more intense splatter effect.  Below are various intensities and pressure applied to the bottle of splatters I achieved.  

These splatters are super easy and super fun - I would just suggest to practice on scratch paper before doing it to your projects until you get the hang of it.

Supplies Used:
Papers - BoBunny and American Crafts
Ribbon -Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers - Prima and Petaloo
Buttons - Prima
Chipboard - Fabscraps and Other
Stickers - Momenta
Paint/Ink/Glitter - Ranger
Punch - EK
Found Items - Flamingo Scraps



  1. Beautiful and fun page! Love your selfies! :-D Great layering, punch work and clusters! Thanks for playing along w/the Jan inspiration challenge at Creative Embellishments!

  2. Gorgeous layout /pretty and sassy pics! ;) Awesome distressing, layering and love those splats!! Thanks so much for playing along at CE. xoxox

  3. Hi Erin. Love your layout. Stopping by to visit and I am now following you!


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