The Difference Between Distress & Distress Oxide Inks: Part 2
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Editor’s Note: We’re happy to have designer Deborah Nolan as our guest on the CardMaker blog today!

It’s a pleasure to be back as a guest designer sharing another project that utilizes Ranger Distress Oxide inks.

If you’ve missed a chance to play with these inks or don’t understand the difference between the original Distress inks and their Oxide version, I wrote an article on how to create a layered background for the CardMaker blog last week. Today I’m sharing how a stencil can be misted with water to remove color from an inked background for a dreamy, soft image.

Step 1. Ink a background panel with three blocks of Distress Oxide inks, blending each one into the next.

Step 2. Generously mist a stencil with water.

Step 3: Place the stencil on the inked panel with wet side down. 

Step 4: Cover stencil with an absorbent cloth/paper towel and press into the panel. Note: The paper towel absorbs the water displaced when exerting pressure on the stencil; this will produce a crisper image.

Step 5: Let the stencil sit on the panel for a minute or two, then remove by lifting straight up.

Step 6: Dry with heat tool if needed.

Step 7: Trim panel and adhere to card base.

Step 8: Cut and adhere sentiment die.

Step 9: Stamp images.

Step 10: Adhere gems.


Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock, Distress Oxide inks (abandoned coral, fossilized amber, picked raspberry) and Tim Holtz Distress sprayer from Ranger Industries Inc.; Love stamp and die set (#DC175) and Floral Filigree stencil from Hero Arts; gems from Prima Marketing Inc.; Stick It adhesive from Stick It Adhesive.

2 Responses to The Difference Between Distress & Distress Oxide Inks: Part 2

  1. Tina M says:

    what a wonderful technique! thank you for a lovely card 🙂

  2. Christine says:

    Beautiful image!

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