If you love ink sponging and blending then Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks are just the thing for you! After attending Jenn Shurkus' Art Retreat on the Cape last fall, I used them for my first time and shortly thereafter I added the first 24 inkpad release to my craft collection. There are 12 more colors waiting to be released this spring that I do have my eye on! I promise you'll love how smooth these inks blend.
What are Distress Oxide Inks?
According to the Ranger Ink website, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads are water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusion that create an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. They are also excellent to use with stamps, stencils, and direct to surface. They are easily and seamlessly blended using Ink Blending Tools, foam pads or makeup sponges.
Here's a closer look at the Distress Oxide ink background and the colors I used:
To create this ink resist background I cut a sheet of 5" x 3 3/4" Whisper White cardstock. I heat embossed the Tree Rings in Whisper White Stampin' Emboss powder. Then using an ink blending foam pad I layered the three inks in an ombre palette from light to dark. The lightest, top ink color is Antique Linen. The middle color is Vintage Photo and the bottom, or darkest layer, is Walnut Stain.
The bird and branch were colored in using Spectrum Noir Alcohol ink markers.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
P.S - I did some pre-spring spring cleaning in my craft room last week, and there are still lots of goodies up for grabs in my online store!
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