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

Sheena’s Time Traveller

Alreet pet!

All of my time and money recently seems to have gone into the dreaded house move last month, so, when I finally had a payday that didn’t require me to put most of it straight into an estate agents pocket, I decided to treat myself to Sheena Douglass’ Time Traveller collection.

I was lucky enough to be a part of the launch of this collection at Hochanda, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The samples are incredible, and watching Sheena in action only made me want it more.

What’s more, is I really wanted to dip my toe further into the realms of mixed media. So, one rainy day during my week off work, I pulled out a canvas and went for it, and this is the finished piece:

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I had a ridiculous amount of fun creating this project. I didn’t have an idea in mind at all when I started, it seemed to evolve as I went and I’m really happy with the results. The boyfriend loved it so much, he pinched it and it now sits proudly on his desk!

Products used in this project:

  • Sheena’s Time Traveller Collection
  • IndigoBlu black gesso
  • Pebeo sand texture gel
  • Pebeo gilding wax – king gold & renaissance gold
  • Imagination Crafts starlight paints – bronze and petrolium
  • Tim Holtz distress inks – walnut stain
  • Spectrum Noir Aquatints – teal (06), gold (33) and silver (74)
  • Papermania clear embossing powder
  • IndigoBlu square flat canvas
  • Sheena stamping card
  • Crafters Companion centura pearl – black

Thanks for popping by!

Ta-ra!

Becca x