Distress Paint Watercolor

Happy Monday and Happy June 1st! I can’t believe we are already in June, right? Where did the past 5 months go?

1st day of the month means it is time for new Sparkle & Shine challenge! If you haven’t checked out today’s inspiration photo, make sure to head over there and join us 🙂

There still is a big trend of watercoloring in cardmaking field and people are talking about all kinds of different watercoloring mediums. I wanted to share a way to create a watercolored look using Distress Paints! This is something we all have in our crafting stash I am sure, so why not use them?


This is a very easy card to created. All you need is to choose a color of Distress Paint that you like and transfer the paint onto a sleek surface that you can work with (like a crafting sheet).

I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder, and started with a small amount of paint and directly applied to the image. To fade out the color, add water as you go so you can get a lighter shade of one color. I actually used Neenah paper here, but I recommend you work on a watercolor paper so it can be easier to move pigments around.

But it is super easy to work with Distress Paint to create a watercolored look. I will share a video tutorial later this week, if you want to see a whole process. Take out the paints you have and start playing with them! Practice will bring better results every single time.

Comments (1)

  1. Beautiful! I’ve never tried using the Distress paints this way. I definitely will try this!