Saturday, February 18, 2017

Distress Oxide Ink background experiment

Hello and Happy Saturday!  I am back with a fun background made with my new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  After my learning experience with these inks yesterday, I had an idea about what would probably work for me.


This background was made by smooshing the paper into the ink/water mix on my craft sheet, and drying. Then I used a large brush to pick up individual colors of inky water and tapped the brush so that large drops of the ink fell onto the paper.  I do really like the this background so I just added a little bit of a sentiment and left it alone.


The matte look of the background is pretty cool. I really feel like these new inkpads give a look of paint, but with some dye added that allows for effects.  So far, I am pretty happy with my purchase, although I don't have any place to store them yet!

Supplies: Distress Oxide inks Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans and Broken China, Verve Stamps Brighter Days, Versafine black ink, Hero Arts Soft Pool ink, Spellbinders Scalloped labels one.

I would love to participate in this challenge:
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Thanks for coming by to look at my experiments!

To see all my posts using Distress Oxide inks, click here.

To see my tutorial for a Faux Bleaching look using Distress Oxides, click here.

9 comments:

  1. LOVE that background you have created Heidi! It's always difficult to know what to put on a card when you use such a lovely background as you don't want to detract from the beauty of it, but you have done well here in managing to keep the focus on it! Have a wonderful weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. This is fabulous Heidi,the colors are so rich and well blended. The inks are on my wish list for sure.

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  3. I love your background. Beautiful card and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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  4. You are selling me on these new paints...I am trying to resist. x

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  5. Oh, Heidi, I've been seeing news of these new inks, and I absolutely love this background. Gorgeous colors together...and two of my favorites! Hugs!

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  6. You learn quickly with these new inks! Loving that background and the way you created it!! Well done!

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  7. Very nice background. I love the soft tones on this card. Hope you're having an inky and good weekend.

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  8. Glad you are finding ways to use them that you like, I do like the way you did the splatters on it!

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  9. What a gorgeous mix of colors!! How fun that you have been playing with these inks! :)

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