Thursday, 23 March 2017

Getting to Oxides at Last!!

Hi Everyone

I am a bit late to the party playing with Tim's new distress oxides but as they say, better late than never. 
What can I say that hasn't already been said by those of you who are ahead of me playing with them, nothing other than to totally agree with all of you that they are fabulous. Loving the chalky, oxidised effect and have made a couple of tags with slightly different techniques in using them.

This tag I have created the background by adding the colour to my craft mat and spritzing with water, picking the colour up on the tag, drying and then repeating the process until I was happy with the background.
I then stamped everything, except the words, using the oxides, they really do stamp beautifully. 
I have added additional colours to his jacket and hat using a waterbrush, the inks are far more potent than normal distress inks when used as paints but leave a fabulous oxidised effect.
Words were stamped in black archival.
Stamps are mostly Brett Weldele and a touch of Tim Holtz

For the background of this tag I first blended the colours using a blending tool and then spritzed the tag to allow the colours to run together a little and oxidise. I then stamped the circles blending the oxides onto the stamp. Once stamped onto the tag I misted the tag again to soften and oxidise the stamping. 
The main image was stamped using black archival and the sentiment added is Tim's chit chat sayings.

I need to experiment more with these fabulous ink pads but I can confirm that I love them!!
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Wonderful tags and I do love the backgrounds, those oxides are a big hit with everyone.
    Yvonne xx

  2. Yes, I love them too and have tried both ways, and I think I like blending on the paper best, they're great for stamping and stenciling too.
    Avril xx

  3. They're brilliant aren't they, the trouble is the backgrounds are so beautiful I don't want to cover them up!
    No.1 fan hugs

  4. Two terrific tags - so glad to hear you're having fun with the Oxides too.
    Alison x


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