Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Try It Tuesday~Oxides and Darkroom Door

Hi guys!
I started watching the tutorials on the  Distress Oxide inks by Ranger and
 was hooked, without even owning any.  So I took care of the owning part fast!!

The backgrounds are using the oxides and the sea shells are stamped
 with the oxide but only splats of water applied to the shells (very controlled).

The oxide ink was applied to my Tim Holltz mat, sprayed with water and then I ran my white carstock through the color.  The more water you spray on the oxide, the more oxidation will happen.  It has a leathery look and feel.  The brown on the top of the card was added on top of the green.  Layering works with the oxides.  The colors stay on top , they don't bleed together.

You can see the controlled water splats on the shells.  The oxide only
 reacts to the water lands. 

Products used:
Ranger/Distress Oxide: peeled paint, faded jeans and walnut stain.
Darkroom Door: Texture: map, Seashells.
Stamper Anonymous: #hashtags.
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Scrapbook Adhesives
S.e.i./black tumble dye

I hope you will give the Distress Oxides a try with your favorite
 stamps ~ so addicting :).  
Just warning you!!
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  1. What great info on Oxides. I have nearly all but was unaware of some of it's properties. The cards really show how it works. I have often got what I call "mud" when trying this technique with the original distress inks. Great cards. Thanks.

  2. These are gorgeous! LOVING the shells!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That is an amazing background. Very cool!!! Love the cards. Those shells are neat too.


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