Monday, 28 May 2012

Three Cards using Splattered Distress Stains Technique

hey, hey!

So, how was your weekend? We were busy and part of the reason was a birthday party for one of Gabriel's little friends on Saturday. So, I whipped up a quick card using a simple and fun technique, called Splattered Stains, that I picked up from my friend, Sara. I've made 3 cards with this technique so I thought I would share it with you today.

First up, here's the card we made in class.  


For this technique, you need some Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  Any colors will do.  Distress Stains have a felt applicator with a valve.  The valve keeps the Distress Stain under control but for this technique you're going to work against the valve.  To make the "splat", you simply squeeze the sides of bottle as you (forcefully) splat the felt applicator on your paper.  The harder you splat, the bigger your splatters.  It's ridiculously fun and very addictive.

The splatters made this cute monster birthday card...


...and another birthday card.


I have plans to make more of these for Gabriel's preschool teachers.  Something like, "teacher, you're out of this world!"

So, get your Distress Stains out and start splatting. If you come up with some other ideas, I'd love it if you'd share in the comments below.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by.




  1. Cathie, this is such a great technique!. I never did good splats and now I know why :).

    1. So glad you liked it. I hope you have fun making "good" splats.