Video: Using Ranger’s Distress Stains for Backgrounds

Distress Stains Video Tutorial (Marjie Kemper - Backgrounds)

Hello, and thanks for visiting.  Happy New Year to you, on this very last day of the year!

I’ve got a quick 3-minute video to share today using Ranger’s Distress Stains. You can watch it on YouTube or just click on the image below:

One of my goals for next year is to post more quick videos like this one.  I’d love it if you’d let me know in the comments what types of videos you might like to see.  If you like it, please give it a ‘thumbs up’ on YouTube and subscribe to my channel over there. Thanks!

Distress Stains Video Tutorial (Marjie Kemper - Backgrounds 2)

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Distress Stains Quickie Video #1 (Marjie Kemper)

I’ll be heading to Anaheim next week for the Craft & Hobby Association Show, but the blog is scheduled and I have two Tuesday’s Tutorials posts ready for you while I’m gone.  January will bring featured artists from Ireland, the U.K., Canada and the USA.

Marjie

 

Your comments are very much appreciated!

Comments

  1. Love Distress Stains so I’m looking forward to watching this. Hope you’re having a brilliant CHA time!!
    Alison xx

  2. Gorgeous tags, Marjie! Great video! Love the tips, you’re so great with layering with stencils. Happy New Year! Hugs, Sandra

  3. Love your short and informative videos. Sweet techniques and simple instructions. No wonder everyone loves your teaching. xox PS pretty nails.

  4. Thanks for this refresher course, Marjie! Somehow, my stains have migrated to the back of my rolling card so I need to bring them forward again. Love your tags here! Happy New Year, my friend!

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Funny how some of those supplies migrate… I know just what you mean! Happy New Year, Kay!

  5. Sooooo pretty! Love Tim Holtz products. But I can’t help but wonder . . . because I have dozens of water-based ink pad refill bottles from another company, wouldn’t these techniques work equally well with other water-based inks? If not, please explain why not. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous examples and techniques. Oh! And Happy New Year!

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Hi, Michelle, and thanks. Couple of thoughts- 1) Distress Stains are the liquid form of Distress Inks. They are not the same formula you’ll find in a re-inker. I’m no chemist but there is something specific in the formula of Distress that gives it a longer dry-time and better blendability. Definitely give it a go with whatever you have and compare/contrast… I hear you on having lots of goodies in your stash from which to pick!

  6. Marjie, You are such a professional, so impressed with the tutorial unfortunately I only have two Distress Stains but that is probably not the norm!
    Have fun at CHA, the lovely Renee mentioned you were both meeting up, oh the fun to be had!!!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year – cannot wait to see what you will be inspiring us with throughout 2016!
    Wishes
    Lynne

  7. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial Marjie! Happy New Year and I hope you have a wonderful time at CHA! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Off to make sure I am subscribed!!! Have FUN at CHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Gigi Black says:

    You always do such a great job with backgrounds and this one is no exception. Maybe a tad bit slower when you speed it up. Not much, just a bit. I would like to see you do a journal page from start to finish. Also, a series of quick techniques for anything ranging from storage to actual art. Lots of time we discover little tricks that we do and take for granted, but would be new for someone else. What fun that would be for us, but work for you, lol. Have a great time at CHA.

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thanks, Gigi. I was thinking the same thing about the FF timing. And I really appreciate your ideas on videos… I’m taking notes!