Distress Resist Spray Techniques

Hey there! Today’s video shares lots of fun techniques and cards using the new Distress Resist Spray. I saw the spray at Creativation this year and was very inspired by how versatile and convenient it is.

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First of all… there are some ground rules you need to know before using the spray:

  1. Always use the spray inside of a box… this stuff will stick to everything it comes in contact with and won’t come off. So whatever you do, keep the spray inside the box and on your project!
  2. Don’t use the spray on stamps… the spray sticks to the stamp material and doesn’t clean off and you don’t want your stamps to resist ink. lol!

On the first card, I used the spray directly through the Mermaid Waves stencil. I love the speckled pattern that you get in some areas with the spray after applying ink to the background (I used Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide inks).

To finish the card, I used added a mermaid from the Make A Fountain stamp set and embellished with some Glitter Cardstock.

For the second example, I quickly flipped the stencil with excess spray onto another piece of cardstock. This gave different results (and kinda cool) results with the resisted pattern after adding ink (I used Candied Apple, Tattered Rose, and Carved Pumpkin Oxide inks).

I finished off the card with an adorable dog from the Playful Pups stamp set and added a scripty sentiment from the You Get Me stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the little puppy!

On the third project, I masked off a stamp image from the Frisky Felines stamp set. Using the coordinating dies, I cut out a window to spray through onto the image. This allows you to add lots of ink to the background with the stamped image completely protected. I blended a simple background with Evergreen Bough Oxide Ink using the Distress Blending Brush. This allowed me to get an ink blended ink background in the center of my card without getting any marks or harsh lines.

On the next card, I create a tone-on-tone background by spraying through the Flower Confetti die cut as a stencil. After the spray dried, I swiped white pigment ink all over the background to make the design stand out against the lighter inked paper.

I quickly finished off the card with a fun fountain scene on top of the background using the Make A Fountain stamp set.

On this card, I repeated the technique using a different color background than ink over the top. Instead of spraying through a stencil, I sprayed slowly onto the background to create a splattered pattern. By adding Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink on top of the Prickly Pear cardstock it created an awesome contrast in color!

I used the Ewe And Me Forever stamp set to add a little jumping sheep on the background.

Tim shared this next technique at Creativation and I loved the effect! After adding the spray through a stencil, I quickly sprinkled some Aqua Tinsel embossing powder over the top. The spray catches some of the powder and creates a fun speckled pattern after heating the embossing powder.

I used the Coral dies and Sea Friend stamp set to add some adorable fish and complete the card!

On the last example, I tried using the spray on vellum. It worked nicely and created an awesome see-through window using the Safari Sunset die.

I finished the scene using some adorable images from the Swans And Cattails stamp set.

I love using little critter stamps to easily finish off my backgrounds, but you can keep it more sophisticated with a simple word die like the Prayers stamp and cut set!


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!