Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Distress Stain Samples

Please excuse the lighting in this photo. I tried many times to get it just right, but for some reason, the colors just are not as vibrant as they are in real life.

The photo below showcases the colors Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, and Broken China. The first sample is white twill tape. The second is white grosgrain ribbon. Third is white lace and the last is white rose trim. Just for fun, I decided to try it on these little wooden clothespins.

I found that each material took the stain really well. The clothespins are coated, so the ink varied by color. The darker colors seem to have taken better, but if you sand that coating off, it would be fine. Also, some ribbons and trims have the same coating on them. These did not take the stain well. It seemed to puddle and become splotchy.

I also found that the stain came off of my hands really easy. Under my nails took a little work, but you could always wear gloves if this is a concern for you.

Well, I hope this encourages you to give theses a try. If you do, come back and tell me what items you have stained with them.


Ursula said...

this makes them tempting indeed! beautiful results.

rebecca said...

Thanks for showing how they worked. I haven't gotten into much of the inks/sprays, but this sort of thing certainly makes it tempting!

Becky said...

Thanks for the update! Great idea about the clothes pins!!

Tracy said...

It looks like they took the stain quite will.
Nice colours as well

Jen Martakis said...

How fun! I need to get out some of my stain. I haven't used it in forever. ;)

Steph said...

What a great idea! they look great.