Distress Oxides was something I was so excited about when I saw the announcement of this new addition to the distress line!!! You all know I love my distress inks! Allow me to introduce you to the distress oxides!!! They just came in stock today so be sure to RUN over to the shop and grab what you want!
I have a video to share you all today showcasing these oxides. It’s a different kind of video as I don’t actually walk you thru making a card.. Instead, I make SEVERAL backgrounds using different techniques with the distress oxides. You can watch the video here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!
A few fun facts about the new inks:
A few differences I noticed right away between Distress Inks and Distress Oxides:
- Layering colors: The most obvious difference to me between the distress inks and the distress oxides is the fact you can layer colors on top of each other without a muddy result. Take yellow and purple for example. If you were to layer those distress ink colors, you would get brown. With the oxides, you can actual layer one on top of the other (I make sure each layer is dry before applying a new color) and you can see both colors beautifully. The video will explain this in more detail.
- Chalk like finish: The finish of the oxides almost result in a chalk like finish without the chalky residue. When the ink dries, the colors lighten a bit and the beautiful chalk like finish is revealed.
- Stamping: With the oxides, because they are a blend of dye ink AND pigment ink, you can stamp with them. I did not (KNOCKING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL) showcase this in my video! WHY? I don’t know!!! GRRR! But you can stamp with them! You get wonderfully solid stamped impressions because of the mixture of the pigment ink fused in with the dye ink.
- Water reactive: We all love distress inks and the fun techniques you can do with them and water! The same goes with the Oxides! The finish is a bit different, but they still react with water like magic!!!!
Here are the close up of the cards I created off camera using various different Oxide techniques to create these backgrounds on video above:
ink blending on kraft cardstock
direct to paper and water flicking
color removal with paintbrush and water
The rest of the backgrounds were created on white watercolored cardstock:
ink blending on white cardstock / spraying with water
ink smooshing (this was my favorite background as you can see how the layering of the inks really works here. You can see every color I layered on top of each other – no mud)
direct to paper /blending with water
Lots of cards made, lots of techniques used and lots of experimenting with these distress oxides! These backgrounds were created using the distress oxides for the first time, so I know I have loads more to learn from them! This was simply a first impression/experimentation and I wanted to share them with you all!
How do you get them? Retailers are starting to receive their orders. Ellen Hutson received their first order yesterday and have more coming next week! I encourage you to get them when you see them if you want them! Click HERE to purchase! If you find that have sold out, fear not! More coming next week so just enter to be notified when they are back in stock!