I recently attended a workshop at Neil Burley's studio where we made a mini book with pockets to hold tags with techniques from Tim Holtz creative chemistry 101 class. We used distress paints to decorate the cover and end papers and the book was sewn and bound in the traditional way.
I loved how the distress paints marbled together and putting the book together was a new and interesting experience.
When I got home I wanted to have another go before I forgot the techniques. There was one problem, I have no distress paints so I set about trying to create my own using pebeo white acrylic paint and distress re-inkers in aged mahogany, rusty hinge and tattered rose.
I decorated the book front stencilling through a 'that special touch foxglove mask' with black soot distress ink and then brushing that with cosmic shimmer black pearl mica powder.