The Newest Distress Color is Here! Welcome, Salvaged Patina!

As a HUGE Distress lover, I am over the moon with the newest addition to the Distress Color Family that Tim Holtz released today! Join me in welcoming Salvaged Patina! I was so very lucky to have gotten this color in advance to play around with, and… y’all… this color is sky rocketing up to my top favorite Distress Colors!

Salvaged Patina is a gorgeous Turquoise color that pairs so well with many of the existing colors in the Distress Family. Initially, this color reminded me of a Turquoise stone that you’d find in a necklace from the Southwest. It’s truly gorgeous, and I have a couple projects to share with you all using this new color!

For my very first project, I decided to use Salvaged Patina Distress Ink with other bright Distress Inks. I blended over the Abstract Art stencil with Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, & Twisted Citron Distress Inks, along with Salvaged Patina. I also used the Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain for a fun splash of extra color onto my paper. I also used the same Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain on my Hello die cut as well!

As initially said, the Salvaged Patina color gives me major Southwest vibes, so I decided to do a color palette that also heavily reminds me of the same region! I went the Distress Oxide route, and (left to right) and blended up Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Salvaged Patina and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks. I used my Celebrate die cut and heat embossed it in the Salvaged Patina Distress Embossing Glaze, which just shows off the new gorgeous color to it’s fullest.

I took a comic book approach (using the Save the Day Grab and Go Box by Stamp Anniething) with my 3rd Salvaged Patina Project. I started this card with blending a Distress Oxide Background of (top to bottom): Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch. I then took a Layered Comic stencil, and blended Salvaged Patina Distress Ink Directly over it. I stamped some dark blue halftone dots, and colored up a super sentiment with Copic Markers to match that Salvaged Patina look!

For my 4th Salvaged Patina project, I used a Layering Comic stencil and the same Oxide Color palette from Card 3 (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch). I also used the Salvaged Patina Distress Embossing Glaze on my Thanks sentiment to make it really bold.

For my final project, I used a blend of Oxide Inks in a splotchy manner to blend a background over the Quilted Elegance stencil. I blended up Salvaged Patina, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks. I also die cut a circle which I blended with Salvaged Patina Distress Ink, and then sprayed with both Salvaged Patina Distress Spray Stain and Oxide Spray. For my Be You Die Cut sentiment, I half heat embossed it with the Salvaged Patina Distress Embossing Glaze. On the outer teal cardstock, I distressed the edges in Salvaged Patina Distress Ink as well!

I hope these projects get you inspired to create with the new Salvaged Patina Distress Color! Salvaged Patina is now available for purchase, and you can get your favorite individual items, or order the whole bundle for all your Distress Goodies!

Thanks again, and Happy Crafting!


Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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