CHA spotlight: Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz never fails to amaze me – and this show is no exception! This post is going to be a long one – I’ve got a LOT to cover.

When I first saw distress paints thrilled wouldn’t begin to cover it! For the few years I’ve resorted to using re-inkers or stains with white acrylic paint to make distress colored paints. Which works, but it isn’t quite the same as having distress paint. So imagine my delight when I found that Tim found a way to make distress in paint form!

As Tim explained on his blog:

The distress paint formulation works on multi-surfaces including paper, chipboard, grungeboard, fabric, wood, metals and plastics.  it is also reactive with water while the paint is wet allowing you some great blending ability and awesome textural effects.  the best part however, is once the paints are dry, they don’t rewet so you’re able to layer these with the other distress products like inks and stains to achieve incredible effects.

I will be working up tutorials and a review once these are in stores. They are now available for pre-order at Simon Says Stamp as a set or individually. You will also find Tim’s stamps (some shipping now!) and all his other products as available at Simon as well. Speaking of his other products- WOW. From stamps to dies to ideaology Tim did not disappoint! Let’s start in idea-ology:

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