Hello. Today is all about getting more out of your Distress Oxide Inks (or traditional Distress Inks) by painting over them with water. The results are subtle and beautiful.
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Distress Oxide Inks react with water and give a soft, white-ish look. Today I show how you can cover a background with Oxide Ink and then paint over it with water. This does work with traditional Distress Ink, but will look a bit different.
For my first example, I white heat embossed several images from the Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers Stamp Set on white cardstock. I then used my Mini Ink Blending Tool to apply Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks very generously on top. Next, I painted in the outline flowers with water. The Oxide Ink reacts with the water and becomes softer in those areas. So pretty! I added a sentiment using the new Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies and Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words Stamp Set… along with a few White Nuvo Drops.
My next example is very similar, but I instead used Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Inks for the background. I like how the water caused these particular ink colors to get softer with a bit of a blue tint. The dots were created with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.
After applying Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers to this next background, I painted the images with water. I let it dry and then painted again with a Twisted Citron Oxide Ink and water mix. This gives a green tint to the images…
For heat embossed sentiments, I like to use Gina K Detail White Embossing Powder. A perfect image!
- If you are looking to paint with water on traditional Distress Ink, check out THIS video.
- For other techniques using Distress Oxide Ink and water, watch THIS.
- For the basics on Distress Oxide Ink, click HERE.
NEW SIMON SAYS STAMP
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