Distress Mica Stain Autumn Card by Cheiron Brandon
Embrace the enchanting hues of autumn with Cheiron Brandon’s incredible card! Join her in this tutorial as she demonstrates how to use Tim Holtz Distress Halloween Mica Stains to paint a stunning card that perfectly captures the colors and spirit of the season.
Tim Holtz Distress® Halloween Mica Stain Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress® Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress® Christmas Mica Stain Set 1
Embossing Powder Super Fine White
Emboss It™ Ink Pad Clear
Ranger Anti-Static Pouch
Ranger Heat It™ Craft Tool
Tim Holtz Distress® Ink Pad Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pad Iced Spruce
Tim Holtz Distress® Kraft Heavystock
Ranger Artist Brushes
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Tiny Frights
Hi there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here and I am thrilled to share a card with you today using one of my favorite products, Distress Mica Stains. I use all the colors all year long to give my projects tons of shine but I thought it would be fun to go back to some of the original colors and show them some love for autumn with these colors.
Supplies: Gather your supplies. I used Distress Watercolor Cardstock, some Distress Mica Stains from Halloween Set 1 (flickering candle, jack o’lantern), Halloween Set 2 (bubbling cauldron, crooked broomstick) and Frosted Juniper Distress Mica Stain, white embossing powder and the Tiny Frights stamps.
Step 1: Go over your paper with an anti-static pouch to get it ready for embossing so your embossing powder does not stick where you do not want it to.
Step 2: Stamp your pumpkin image in embossing ink and emboss with Super Fine White Embossing Powder. Emboss with heat tool. I start stamping in the center and build around it to form a pattern. I stamped and embossed in two sections to make it easier.
Step 3: Continue stamping until you have created a pattern over the entire panel.
Step 4: Now you are ready to paint. Make sure you shake your Distress Mica Stains so all the mica is not sitting on the bottom. Shaking them side to side like ringing a bell works best.
Step 5: Spray some stains onto a glass mat or other palette to use as “watercolor paints”.
Step 5B: Pick up some stain with your brush and start painting in your images. I started with the bubbling cauldron and painted the stems first since they are so tiny. Dry with a heat tool between each color.
Step 6: Continue painting until you fill in all of the pumpkins, remembering to dry between each color.
Step 7: Inside of a splat box, splatter the panel with Frosted Juniper Distress Mica Stain. Dry with heat tool.
Step 8: Create a wash using Crooked Broomstick Distress Mica Stain and lots of water.
Step 9: Paint the wash over the entire background of the panel, avoiding the previously painted images. Dry with heat tool.
Step 10: Ink the edges of the panel with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Step 11: Stamp the sentiment using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide.
Step 12: Adhere your painted panel to a panel of Kraft Distress Heavystock using foam tape, and then adhere to a card base. Add the sentiment also using foam tape.
I hope you had fun painting along with me today and remember to take out all of your Distress Mica Stain colors throughout the year. I keep mine together in one bin so I can do just that!