Hi friends! I had many people asking me what I thought about Distress Oxide ink so I decided to get some and try them out!
I will play with them some more and do another tutorial with fun ideas for these but for now I have a few fun techniques in today’s video! I will also share some alternative ways to get this look if you don’t have Distress Oxide inks!
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- Distress Oxide Ink (Faded jeans, Broken China, Peeled paint, Worn Lipstick)
- Distress ink in Black Soot and Dusty Concord
- Mixed Media Paper OR Bristol OR Hot PRess Watercolor Paper OR Heavy/Smooth White cardstock
- Stamp Sets: English Lavender peg stamp set, Butterflies & Ivy UM set, Live, Love, Be Thankful UM set
- Stencil (I use a doily from the Crafters Workshop)
- Spray bottle with water
- Gel pens
- Masking tape (or painters tape)
- Mixed media paper, Bristol or smooth heavy cardstock
- Make up sponges OR ink blending foam
1. Make a card from mixed media paper and tape it to a board, mask the borders of the card so you have a window to stamp in
2. Sponge blue and purple ink in window, dry then spatter with water and blot. Let dry.
3. Pounce ink through a stencil with a make up sponge. Also use a sponge and black in to make a frame. Spatter with water.
4. Stamp vines around the edges of the window and butterflies within the window.
5. Accent the butterflies with gel pens and outline the window with black.
6. Remove the tape and stamp flowers and sentiment on the bottom of the card.
7. Ink the bottom of the card if desired.
I hope you try a one layer inky card, even if you don;t have the new distress oxide inks you can use the inks you have to get a similar effect, the more you play with your supplies the more versatile they become! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!