Friday, May 26, 2017
Using New Distress Oxides
Everyone who knows me knows Tuesday is my crafting day! I get together with friends and make all sorts of fun things. This week we played with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. Yes, I know there are a million blog posts and videos showcasing this product, but now mine is added to the list.
We first focused on making backgrounds with the inks. The tag to the left above is made with Bristol Board. The tag to the right is a ready made manila tag (I may have used a white one.) We smooshed the inks onto the craft mat, added water, then dragged our tags/papers through. Heat set, then again in the ink. Lovely results! I can't tell you what colors I used because I don't remember, but you can probably guess from the colors in the picture because there are only 12 colors of these inks.
When the ink was dry, I used flourish stamps to overstamp in white pigment ink and then heat emboss with white powder. Additional stamping, then added a cut out faux postage stamp (Hero Arts) that I colored with various media.
The secondary flourish on the card, to the right of the tag, is a Tim Holtz flourish die that I cut in white card then added the Nuvo embellishment mousse in turquise. The cards are matted with scrap papers or previous stampings I had done. Trying to use up stash! Here's a pic of additional cards:
I have to say I am at the moment loving these Distress Oxide inks. Lovely, lovely backgrounds.