Friday, March 10, 2017

Playing with Distress Oxide Inks

I was able to grab 3 Distress Oxide inks from a local scrapbook store and had a little play with them.  Here's my first card:

Distress Oxide inks

supplies: white and a scrap of surf blue cardstock, wilted violet, broken china, and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks, Hero Arts Leafy Vines cling and Hello Stamp & Cut set,VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, Lucy's sequins

I first made my background, layering on the colors after smooshing them onto a craft sheet and spritzing them with water.  I heated the panel after every pass-through of the colors, and added water each time.  When I was happy with the results, and sure that my panel was dry, I stamped and white embossed the pretty swirly design, adding my stamped and die-cut sentiment, along with some sequins for sparkle.

Here's another simple design, this time using 2 of the inks for stamping on kraft this time:

Oxide Inks #2

supplies: kraft and Audrey Blue cardstock, Hero Arts Leaf & Floral background, broken china and cracked pistachio distress oxide inks, Winnie & Walter Hugs cutaway

Again, after stamping, I lightly spritzed the panel, and the colors became more intense.

I didn't think I needed these new inks, but after playing with just these 3 colors, I'm sold!  I love the soft feel that results.  My next choices will be orange marmalade, fossilized amber,  and worn lipstick.

16 comments:

  1. That leafy vines stamp is one of my absolute favorites. I got all the oxide inks, but the three colors you used here are the ones I am playing with most. Great background!

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  2. two beautiful cards Lin - have always loved those HA backgrounds and they are wonderful with DO inks for a backgrund - i just bit the bullet and bought all of them 'cause i knew i'd eventually get all of them (and i didn't "need" any more ink either!!

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  3. Lin these are GORGEOUS! I've only been able to play with the new inks I got twice, but finally have a whole weekend free and am SO looking forward to discovering what these babies have to offer. If your gorgeous designs are any indication, I'm going to have lots of fun!

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  4. Just love both cards, Lin! The emboss/resist card looks amazing and I'll bet you enjoyed how easily those inks blend! Your double stamped panel on card two looks great with the jumbo hugs die!

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  5. Very nice! Both are great looking cards! Thanks for sharing two different things that you did with the Oxide inks. I am pretty sold after just working with my 2 colors.

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  6. Love both these cards, and I'm impressed with how well the colors show up on craft. I see these are in my future...

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  7. thanks for the info--just had a class today playing with these, and these are my top 3 faves...the worn lipstick is beautiful too. these are both beautifully done!

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  8. Wonderful cards Ln - I particularly like the first one.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. Love both your cards. I just picked up the set and have spent all morning making backgrounds. Beautiful cards!

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  10. I just picked up the worn lipstick and the violet no chance to play yet...but looking forward to it. Your cards are fabulous the blended inks are so pretty together.

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  11. Your cards are both wonderful and I especially love the hello card - the colors blended beautifully and the white embossing is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  12. The background is awesome. Great Card.

    and
    Thank you for always encouragement for me.

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  13. Your card totally caught my eye on Pinterest. It literally took my breath away! I just got some of the Oxide inks and will be playing with them later and utilizing your ideas. Stunning!!!

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