Sunday, 20 August 2017

Playing with Distress Oxides for the first time!

Those crafty friends who know me well know that I'm a CAS crafter, mainly die cutting, stamping and dry embossing. However, after seeing all the amazing results of the Distress Oxides Inks on other blogs, I decided it was time to go way out of my comfort zone and get inky.  First I watched a couple of YouTube videos to see what I could do with the Distress Oxides.  After playing with them, some attempts being better than others, I made two cards with a couple of the different patterns.


For the background I used 'Salty Ocean' and 'Lucky Clover' and used a blending tool to cover a white piece of card randomly.  I then used a heat gun to make sure the ink was dry.  Next I sprayed a Creative Expressions 'Distress Dots' stencil with water, then laid the stencil down over the inked card, and smoothed a piece of kitchen roll over the top of soak up any excess water.  Finally I dried the card with the heat gun again.  The fairy is an unbranded die which I used with a snippet of black card.  I used the die again with a snippet of red card to add a red heart over the black one.


I used the same colours for the second card, adding the ink with the blending tool again.  This time I sprayed water on the card from a distance to get a fine spray.  I used another unbranded fairy die to make this card.

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44 comments:

  1. Both gorgeous cards Liz, love the backgrounds and the dies are really lovely. I think I need some of these oxide inks ;)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  2. Gorgeous cards Liz. I've just got my first distress oxide - only because the colour I wanted was out of stock in ordinary DI, so with only one shade I've just used it as a normal ink so far. I must get hold of some more and have a play. I love the way you've made the glorious inky backgrounds and yet still created cards with your classic CAS style.
    Jane

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  3. Yay Liz, well done. LOVE your attempt and big congrats and now you will want to use them all the time. Cas cards also can be made, well, as you know...look forward to the next lot of project[s]. xx
    [aNNie]

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  4. Both lovely cards Liz. Congratulations on your gorgeous backgrounds, something I've not dabbled in yet. The black die cuts look fabulous.
    Janice x

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  5. Wow, Liz. These two cards are beautiful, I love the oxide backgrounds and the gorgeous fairy dies you've used too.

    Sue xx

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  6. Amazing cards, both so striking with the fairy's silouettes on these backgrounds !!! Your attempts out of your comfort zone with DO have had a fab result!! Very well done! Love expecially the first one, such great look!

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  7. Two gorgeous cards Liz..love the silhouette images and such beautiful backgrounds

    Anne

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  8. These are both gorgeous Liz. The backgrounds are terrific - dreamy and light - perfect for the fairies!

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  9. Beautiful backgrounds, Liz! So perfect for these sweet silhouettes!

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  10. I hope you have enjoyed your first experience with Distress Oxides Liz, you will soon work out how quick you can get results that will be unique every time. Thank you for your support, sharing and joining in the *Only Cards* Challenge over at That's Crafty. Best Wishes Tracey.

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  11. Hi Liz,
    what a very brilliant card, and your design is wonderful.
    Your inking is super gorgeous, and the colours are so pretty.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. Fabulous cards Liz, beautiful backgrounds and lovely i images.
    Kath x

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  13. You've nailed these oxides and you have created two very beautiful cards x

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  14. They do make fantastic effects and yours is particularly good with the dotty stencil.

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  15. Well, you look like a distress oxide inky pro to me! These are stunning, the backgrounds act as the perfect foil for the fairy silhouettes. Love them x

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  16. They are both so gorgeous, Liz!! I love the colors!! They look amazing!! The stamps are beautiful, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. A very good first try with the oxides Liz. Your cards are very beautiful. Well done. Hugs Veerle xx

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  18. Fantastic background using your inks Liz, must get round to playing with mine.
    Hugs Pam x

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  19. Wow, Liz! These are fantastic. Your 1st attempt is stunning. Beautiful colors. You have to be so pleased. I love the dies that you used, too. [Bunny]

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  20. Two really lovely cards, gorgeous background and the black images looks really great against them.

    Kath x

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  21. These Oxide inks are really taking off now and you have done a fabulous job with them on your two backgrounds Liz. I love the spritzed stencilling and then the sprayed background, and the two different die cut fairies are so sweet and pretty and make maximum impact in black, and the red heart stands out beautifully on the first. x

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  22. Love the way you did that first one. They're BOTH so pretty!
    Lynn

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  23. Oh wow Liz! These look both gorgeois! Keep on going with the Distress Oxides; the backgrounds are super!
    And I love how you kept them still CAs with a fine pop of colour! Hope you have a good week planned...

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  24. WOW - two beautiful backgrounds and two lovely fairy silhouettes . . . what's not to like?
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  25. Well aren't you the brave one, AND you have created a Wonderful result on both cards, love the fairy on the beautiful backgrounds and the pop of colour with the heart and the flower.
    Faiht
    x

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  26. Oh Liz, both cards are absolutely lovely. I think we were both in silhouette mood this week :) Wonderful background, love those fairy dies and the little pops of red/pink are the perfect finishing touches! LOVE the dies, as I said! Off to hunt now :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  27. Pssst, forgot to say - you really cracked those oxide inks! x

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  28. Two beautiful DOX ink backgrounds, Liz. The ghosting one with the bubble stencil came out really well. And love the visual texture from the sprayed water of the second. Both cards so pretty with your silhouette of fairies. DOX inks are so fun to play with, aren't they??!! xx

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  29. Oh, Liz! Two beautiful fairy cards! I think I will try distress oxides one day, too. I love the effect on your cards. Kisses, my friend.

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  30. OH WOW! I love both of these creations Liz! Beautiful backgrounds and those fairy silhouettes are adorable! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  31. Both gorgeous cards, love the black against the lovely colour of the background xx

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  32. Love how the backgrounds turned out, Liz--lovely cards! I finally used a coupon to get one DO ink pad & plan to get another one so I can try some techniques, even though I have a million ink pads already--haha!

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  33. These are both so pretty.I LOVE the backgrounds you created. They are beautiful! Great fairy dies too.

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  34. Fabulous cards Liz, you have created beautiful backgrounds.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  35. The inky backgrounds look fabulous.

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  36. Gorgeous oxide backgrounds - looks like you've been using them forever Liz! I used them for the first time over the weekend myself. Shabneez x

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  37. You rocked the DIOxies like a pro, Liz! I love the backgrounds you created! The fairy silhouettes were the perfect choice for the foregrounds!! Hugs, Darnell

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  38. D.O are a great addition to the Ranger inks range, I find I need time to get used to how they react compared to the original Distress! You've done wonders on your Blues and Greens backgrounds though, thank you for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.

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  39. Gorgeous cards!!! You created fabulous backgrounds for these lovely fairies!!! Thank you for joining the August challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  40. Nice ! Thank you for joining my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

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  41. Great DOX backgrounds which show off the fairies to perfection

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  42. Excellent backgrounds on your silhouette cards Liz, I hope you had fun with those oxides. I love them (the oxides and your cards).

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