These very fluid, water-based paints have some pretty innovative properties to them, certainly not like ordinary craft paints. The viscosity of these paints are reminiscent of the fluid vintage style milk-paints and they have a mixing ball inside when you shake them up. The Distress paint formulation works on multi-surfaces including paper, chipboard, grungeboard, fabric, wood, metals and plastics. It is also reactive with water while the paint is wet, allowing you some great blending ability and awesome textural effects. The best part is, once the paints are dry they donít rewet, so youíre able to layer these with the other Distress products like inks and stains, to achieve incredible effects.