I just opened my first bottle of the Tim Holtz Distress Paints and was kinda surprised by the consistency. It was really thick, kinda reminded my of the past glue you used back in school. I guess I was just expecting something with a thinner consistency. Is everyone else's that thick?
I purchased every color last week. Came home and tried 1 bottle. I loved the effect however when I put the page in the page protector and slight bent the paper to fit it in all the paint fell off. I am afraid in time that I will just have a page protector with alot of flaked paint in the bottom so I returned all of them. I felt bad because the effect is awesome. Maybe for another project just not a scrap lo. JMO
I've worked with this stuff and love it! I have had NO problems with it flaking off, but I think that depends on the surface you're painting on. If it's paper or cardstock then the paint will grab onto the surface and stick, but if it's a shiny surface like plastic or metal it's probably not going to adhere as well. Don't give up hope- this stuff is great!
I used it on chipboard bookmark and it did start to flake. I didn't use a thick layer, so not sure if that was the reason, but I let it dry then covered it in a thin coat of Diamond Glaze . No more flakes!
Nope. It dries the color of the paint. You can seal it with mod podge if you want. I used the Diamond Glaze to seal mine since thats what I had here.
If you want a clear crackling medium, try the Ranger Crackle Accents (I think thats what its called). That gives a cracked look to whatever you put it on. Pretty cool.
You can also use thick coats of UTEE (put each layer on, use your heat gun to dry it and repeat to get the desired thickness). Once its dry, you can crack it yourself by bending it. Its a cool look, too!