First things first. Since I was last here, I have become an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up. I'm very excited about this, and hope to share some cards with you in the near future. If you want to take a look at my website, it is http://beckypartan.stampinup.net/. There you can look at my blog or order online. My Facebook page is Becky's Stampin' Up FacebookPage. Hope to see you there.
Now, on to other important things. :-) After watching Jennifer McGuire's video on using Distress Oxide Inks, I purchased some. Then I watched her video a couple more times. Then I decided to play with MY Distress Oxide Inks. All I can say is WOWZA. How much fun.
All of the following samples I used Neenah solar white cardstock or Bristol cardstock.
I spent all of Sunday afternoon playing with these inks. The first example above with the flower, I sponged the Distress Oxide Inks (DOI) onto Neenah solar white cardstock. Then I took a stencil and a baby wipe and removed some of the ink. It gave it a very soft appearance.
On the example with the tee shirt, I again sponged DOI onto solar white cardstock, then I inked up my stamp with water and stamped. I blotted the wetness with a paper towel, again removing some of the ink. It also gave it a soft look.
Because these are a hybrid ink (dye and pigment), they react with water in a beautiful way. I didn't use my heat tool between adding colors, but I did allow them to dry naturally after each color. Because they were dry, the colors didn't get muddy when you added the next color.
The bottom right shows a piece of cardstock where I just put some of the DOI onto a piece of acetate, added water, then flicked onto my paper with a paintbrush. I love how it looks, and think it will be fun to diecut birthday sentiments out of it.
Below are some of the other fun backgrounds I made.
The bottom right used the two colors of brown and some of the cracked pistachio. I think it gave it quite the oxidized look, don't you agree?
The top right background was just sponged inks that I blended without any water. These inks blend beautifully.
Some of the backgrounds I put the ink onto acrylic blocks, spritzed with water, then smooshed onto the cardstock. As long as you let them dry between colors, you won't ever get a muddy look. Some of these were also just sponged on and blended.
The bottom left was sponged on, then water flicked onto the background. I love the oxidized look.
I had so much fun and really look forward to making cards with these beautiful backgrounds and playing some more.
I hope you've enjoyed my post today.