Jul 02 2017

Birthday Blessings with Distress Oxide Inks – by Sharon Johnson

The new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks are the latest rage, and with good reason. They are so amazing and so fun to play with. I have used them for our Saturday classes and today I’d like to share the first of those class cards with you. These are super fun, super colorful and flat for mailing, too. Take a look:

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These were the first cards done in class a couple weeks ago.

We used the smooshing technique, for lack of a better word.

Lay out your Craft Sheet, press a few colors of your Distress Oxide Ink pads into the sheet so you have squares of color, spray those squares of color with water using a Tim Holz Distress Sprayer. Then watch the magic happen as the ink beads up when the water hits it. Then press, or smoosh, your paper onto the ink. You can also drag it through for a slightly different effect. Heat dry when you get the coloration you are happy with on your paper. Then once your paper is dry, you can grab the Distress Sprayer once again and give a shot of water to your masterpiece. Again, magic happens as the inks react with the water and you get more movement of ink and a splattered and splotchy look. Dry again with your heat gun. And any of the above processes can be repeated as long as you remember to dry in between layers of ink. Super fun stuff!!!

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I kept these cards simple as the focus was on the ink and the lovely results.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this card are Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber.

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The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this card are Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade.

For the above two cards I used Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, using the smooth side. I did some samples on the rough side, and the inks worked beautifully, but when it came to stamping my sentiment, I got a crisper image stamping on the smooth side, thus my decision. Either side of the paper can be used.

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I experimented on many different paper types, and the results were equally as stunning on anything I applied the Distress Oxides to. This is a standard tag with a smooth finish and I LOVED the results on this. The tag really curled a lot, but after heat drying I just flipped it over and blew the underside for a bit and it flattened right out.

The Distress Oxide Ink colors on this tag are Broken China and Fossilized Amber.

I also experiment on a smooth white cardstock and those cards will be posted this evening.

Here’s the supply list for these projects:

Stamps: Birthday Blessings by Wordsworth

Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper

Shipping Tags #5 – White

Coredinations Heavyweight Smooth White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Ink:VersaFine Onyx Black (for sentiment)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

(Specific colors listed under each project)

(Get the full set of 12 Oxide Ink colors for the price of 10!)

Used with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet

Dies: JustRite A2 Stitched Banners and Rectangles

Ribbon: May Arts 1″ Grosgrain w/Satin Edge – Turquoise

May Arts Burlap String – Natural

Embellishments: Enamel Dots – variety of packs used

Adhesives: EZ Runner


Birthday Blessings by Wordsworth

This wood mount stamp has been a long time favorite of mine.

I just love it and it’s one that will never get old to me!!!

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

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