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Making Memories Distressing Kit


Distressing Kit includes:

  • Sanding block with three grits
  • Steel wool-2 pads
  • Emery board-3 boards each with different grit
  • Stipple brush
  • Foam brushes 1" & 2" wide Chalk-3 colors
  • Ink sponges-3 colors
  • Exclusive edge scraper
  • Bone folder
  • Aging dye-2 single use pouches
  • Paint comb
  • Pounce wheel
  • Chalk brushes-3
  • Sandpaper-3 sheets (1 each of fine, medium and coarse grit).


  • Easy to use
  • Everything in one place
  • Travels well for taking to crops


  • Price-it is a little pricey, but if you can get it on sale or with a coupon, it makes it worth it!
  • Instructions are lacking, however experimenting and playing around yields wonderful results.

Making Memories Distressing Kit is available at

I don't use everything that is in the kit but I do know how everything works. The one thing that I use the most is the sanding block and I have even worn out three of them! All you do is just run it along the edges of just about anything, including pictures, paper, die-cuts or anything else you want to have a distressed look. The steel wool is also very awesome because you can distress metal with it by painting it and then running it over it and it takes the paint off but leaves the metal unharmed. For example if you have a metal quote from Making Memories and you just want the words painted. Just paint it and then let it dry and run it over the whole thing and just the letters are left painted. The emery board is also a great tool and works just like the sanding block but is better for using with small embellishments. I also use the edge scrapper alot, it's also another way to distress the sides of your paper and photos, all you need to do is run it along the edges until you get your disired effect. The bone folder is also great because you can get perfectlly folded papers. I use the foam brushes all the time they work great of painting the edges of paper and photos. The inking and chalking stuff I don't use as much as the others because it's kind of messy and I don't like to clean it up. ~Melissa Watt 

Distressed samples by Melissa Watt.  Visit Melissa's Gallery


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