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Wednesday, July 24

Distress Paint project for Ranger

I don't think there is anyone in the crafting industry that hasn't heard of Tim Holtz or played with and loved his great range of products. In the 13 years I've been in the industry I've used a lot of them -- from his stamps with Stampers Anonymous to his Sizzix dies to the cool Idea-ology embellishments --  and of late my most favorite -- as I have mentioned on a few other occasions -- the Distress Paint from Ranger they are all super creative, well loved and great to work with.

So you can imagine my excitement when he asked me, in the midst of my Art Gone Wild frenzy of product prep; to make a few samples using Distress Paint for the Ranger booth at CHA Summer in Las Vegas.

Today I thought I'd share my two projects for him. Though I haven't seen any pictures of them in the booth, I'm sure they are they because they arrived safe and sound when I shipped them.
Created by Catherine Scanlon using distress paints for Summer CHA 2013, Las Vegas
The first one is 10 x 10 and used a mix of solid color and washes of layered Distress Paint colors. The lettering is done with a White Sakura Gelli Pen when the paint was completely dry.
Created by Catherine Scanlon using distress paints for Summer CHA 2013, Las Vegas
The second is 6 x 6 and is made up of washes of layered color using Distress Paint. The lines for the doodling were inked in after the color was dry with a black Faber Castell pen.

I hope you like them, and if you are at CHA and spot them in the Ranger booth, shoot a quick photo and let me know!

THANKS for stopping by and sharing my excitement in creating something for Tim! Have a great day!


  1. Girl, I'd be excited too, no doubt. Congrats!! Pretty flowers :)

  2. Such great pieces! I can see why Tim asked you to create for him! Love the different looks you got with the paints! Great messages too!

  3. These are great... what an honor Tim shared your links ( all who contributed to the display) so cool to see everybody's work !!

  4. Congrats on having a couple of projects at CHA at the Ranger booth. Your work is totally awesome. I love how you use the paint and ink in your work.

    Thanks for sharing your good news and your fabulous projects.

  5. They look awesome & how cool to be asked to design these for TH & CHA!

  6. How wonderful to be able to create for Tim and Ranger! Your designs are fresh and beautiful - and so creative!


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