Getting Inky with Oxides

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & sharing with you my love of the relatively new Distress Oxide Inks. I have always loved mixed media, of all kinds, but these inks react so different to other inks & have a great chalky finish to them & now that they’ve brought out the new vibrant colours I’m in heaven.
As you can see from my photo I have a fair few of these inks but consider them a tool so it’s justified… right??? I’ve recently labelled them all up to save time when searching for the right colour.

My first layout ‘Capture the life you love’ came about from the cute photo of my daughters godson playing in the primary coloured ball pit. I first stamped lots of circles across the page & then painted them in, using the oxide inks. I smushed them onto my craft mat, sprayed with some water & just loaded my paint brush & painted away, allowing some of the colours to drip & bleed. I finished the page by adding just a bit of ephemera from the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things die cut frames pack & backed the page with black cardstock.

My 2nd layout also came from the colours in the photo, a snapchat one of myself & fellow DT member Jackie. I just love teal & pink together so this was a joy for me as a starting point. I again smushed the inks onto my craftmat & sprayed with water but this time painted stripes across the page with a large brush & added a few splatters. I sewed on some messy stitching, in the same tones, for some added texture & distressed both side edges before adding it to the pretty words paper from the Vicki Boutin collection. I added tone on tone embellishments from Paige Taylor Evans Pick me up collection & the Sticker books from Paige Evans & Shimelle. My title is made up using the fabulous Bella Blvd Acrylic words.

My final layout is using one of my favourite techniques with these inks, the packaging technique. I’m sure most of you know it by now, you add some ink to a piece of packaging, add water & smush it down onto your background paper adding different colours as you go. These inks are especially suited to this as they don’t blend into a big muddy mess, more lie on top of one another. I always add splatters when doing this technique as I feel it ties all the colours together. I stamped lots of small word stamps over the inking & added some stitched arrows. My photos are of a recent trip to Paris, hence the title & I brought the Eiffel Tower wood veneer while there & I’ve embossed it in bronze. I cut out the word Paris on my silhouette & backed it in papers from Simple Stories Travel Notes collection & added a few bits of ephemera from the die cuts pack.

I hope my layouts show you how versatile these inks are & can be adapted to suit any colours or collection.
Until next time xoxo

Products Used
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
Vicki Boutin Pretty words paper
Die cut Ephemera frames
American crafts Sticker books Paige Evans
Pink Paislee Pick me up Accent & Icon Foiled Thickers
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Hustle & Heart Mini Faux Suede Bows
Bella Blvd Acrylic Words
Simple Stories Travel Notes

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