Distress Oxides

Alreet!

I finally got some Distress Oxides today! Yay!

They are incredible. They’re so vibrant and offer a completely different look to distress inks. They give a chalky finish to a project but what i like about them is you can add layer upon layer without worrying about the colours mixing. Want blue over yellow? No problem, it won’t turn green. Amazing! 

I started by choosing two colours of oxide and the same two colours of distress ink: 

I used Spiced Marmalade and Broken China. The left is ink and the right is oxide. Love both looks! 

So after, I went on to do a couple of projects: 

This is a distress ink background with the deer and sentiment stamped over the top in oxide. I initially stamped with Broken China, but then moved my project very slightly before stamping again with wilted violet to create a drop shadow effect. I then sprayed the image with water a couple of times to oxidise it and create the vibrancy. 

For this project, I created the background with distress oxide but then stencilled over the top with distress inks as I wanted the opacity of the inks to create a softer background image. I then finished it off with some Imagination Crafts sparkle medium and the Sizzix Scribble dies from Tim Holtz.

I’ve only got 5 out of the 12 colours of oxide, and I’m already having so much fun with the pallet I have. Roll on payday when I can get some more! 

Thanks for popping by!

Ta’ra!

Becca x

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Author: Geordie Unicorn Crafts

I'm a 24 year old Northener living in the South of England. My love of craft started at Hochanda where I worked as a floor manager. My first interest was parchment craft as Barbara Gray kindly gifted me a starter kit, and it was all downhill from there! Although parchment is my first love, I s love to dabble in 'messier crafts', and the Geordie Unicorn simply serves as a place for me to share my exploration of arts and crafts. I am now a proud member of the Claritystamp team where I now work full time as well as being a member of the groovi design team. Hope you enjoy my ramblings! Becca xxx

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