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Fun With Distress Oxides

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan and I’m here today with a fun tutorial that uses Distress Oxide Inks. I did some ink smooshing which is probably my favorite way to create a background. I love that you can get a different look every time with this technique. What’s great about doing it with Distress Oxide inks is that you can add layer upon layer of ink color. This ink is designed in such a way that makes layering possible. I don’t completely understand the whole chemical thing but as long as you dry each layer before adding another one you can have as many layers as you like. I’ve put together a video showing you exactly what I mean.

But first I want to show you a close up of the card. I used Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain Oxide Inks. You can see how all the colors are laying on top of each other. I used the Walnut Stain to blend all around the edges.

Besides ink smooshing I did some coloring with a water brush. I guess you could call it water coloring – the most very basic kind of water coloring. I smooshed the ink pad onto my craft mat and used my water brush to pick up color and add it to stamped image. I used the Jill Girl from Picket Fence Studios, inked her up with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and stamped her onto some watercolor card stock using a stamp positioning tool. When I was done coloring the image I put the panel back into the stamp positioning tool, inked up the image that I had left in place with more ink and re stamped it. This makes those black lines crisp again and helps to bring the image into focus.

The sentiment is from Coffee Break by My Favorite Things. Is it weird that I love to make coffee themed cards but I detest the taste of coffee? hmm Anyways, I stamped the sentiment with the Nocturne ink onto white card stock cutting out each word. I layered each piece onto black card stock and then added it to the card with craft foam. I added the panel to a piece of black card stock that I cut 1/8″ bigger than the panel and then added that to a white card base.

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

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