Thursday, November 7, 2013

Don't Stress, Distress...

...with Ranger's Tim Holtz® Distress™ product line!


Ready to be festively distressed once again? The Dream Team has been playing with Ranger's Distress Paints, and is ready to inspire you to be distressed as well...paint distressed that is! Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs. By following our hop and leaving love along the way, you have the opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Paints and five Dreamweaver Stencils! Here's the lineup for today, including our November Guest Designer:


This is also our first posting day featuring our new monthly challenge, "Holiday Celebrations", and for the entire month we will be demonstrating ways to use Beacon Adhesives' entire line of products with Dreamweaver to create special projects in home decor and gifts of love. Here's mine:


I started off with a cheap wooden frame I purchased at Wal-Mart for $0.97.  I liked it because it really lends itself to being stenciled upon!  Look at all that flat surface just screaming for paint, stain, ink, and stenciling!  I started off by staining the wood with Tim Holtz® Distress Stain™ in Vintage Photo.  I love the warmth of this color!













Here's how the front looks completely stained!











This is the back side completely stained with the exception of inside the hole where the dowel goes to make it stand.  I'm showing you these pictures so you can see how it looks with just the stain.  I think it looks great!

For my next step I waited until the stain was dry and I put a light coat of Tim Holtz® Distress Paint in Antique Linen over the entire front of the frame.  This gave it a bit of a washed look but still allowed the stain to show through.   Once the paint was thoroughly dry, using LX 7001 Damask and Tim Holtz® Distress Ink™ in Frayed Burlap, I stenciled my pattern over the stain and paint base.  I let that sit for a bit to dry and then coated it with Beacon Fast Finish to create a seal.  You can tell in the picture below that it's coated as the light reflects more on the top showing the was of the paint off more so than at the bottom where the light isn't hitting it directly.

I know that home decor items with numbers is very popular right now so using Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Numerals, I added my favorite number, 24, to the front.  The numbers are silver in their natural state so I coated them with Tim Holtz® Distress Paint in Forest Moss leaving a little of the silver showing through for a nice distressed look!  I added the brads and attached the numbers with some glue dots (that I boosted the holding power of with Beacon 527 glue).  I added some scrap green paper where the photo would go; since I plan to give this as a gift I didn't want to add a photo.



Just for fun, here's a close-up of the numbers!  Don't they look old!?  I love it!


I must admit, I'm super pleased with how this turned out!  I love it when a project I have pictured in my head comes out just the way I envision it!  I have to say, I love Tim Holtz® products of any kind!  I think I use at least one of his products on almost every project I create.  I love the vintage feel his products invoke.

I do hope I've inspired you to make a few gifts for your family and friends, especially when you can save so much money in the process.  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll stop by again real soon!

Hugs,
Lea

19 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Lea! Whoever receives it will love it! Great job!

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  2. Your frame is so pretty! The subtleness of the damask is perfect!

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  3. Love the frame! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Such a great gift and decor idea...and perfect for any occasion.

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  5. I love the project, you are all so creative!! I am jealous..

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  6. Love the frame! I really like how you softly stenciled it.

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  7. I love the color you used on the frame and I really love the stencil you used. Great Project. I LOVE DREAMWEAVER STENCILS!!!

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  8. Very cool project! I love the subtle design!

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  9. Very pretty and economical. I really like the subtle damask pattern.

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  10. What a great gift idea. I really like the idea of the numbers. Your colors are perfect, they would go with anything in any room. Good job!

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  11. Simple and easy and elegant in a rustic way. Love it!

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  12. Very nice project Lea! We all have those naked wood craft frames and your design goes together really fast.

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  13. Gorgeous, you were correct in thinking that large area of 'frame' was crying out to be stencilled - it really worked wonderfully.

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  14. super fun project...love how the numbers turned out.

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  15. Love your aged frame. Looks very masculine.

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  16. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Wonderful, I just love this, it has an elegant look and an 'old feel' to it. And your numbers are aged just right.

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  18. Beautiful Frame! You did a fabulous job on it! I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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