Distress Oxide on Dark and Light Paper

Can you determine which is dark and which is light paper?

I must confess, I was having a hard time getting into this new ink — Distress Oxide. That is, until I tried it in my journals! Now I am hooked on it! I had done a page in my black journal and though I liked it just fine, I had wished it was brighter. I mentioned that to my friend, Linda Israel (she is a designer and does amazing art! Look her up on YouTube!), and she said to try Distress Oxide. So I did!  Check out the video and see which is which as well as a few new techniques on how to use it 🙂

Distress Oxide on Dark and Light Paper

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Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!

Betz

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Guest Designer For Brutus Monroe!

Hi Friends! I am super exited about April! Do you know why? I am guest designing for the awesome stamp company — BRUTUS MONROE! If you are not familiar with their products you have got to check them out here! First, head over to their  blog and see how I made this edgy postcardand fun card:

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Betz

Spotted Pooch ATC Card

I made nine of these Crazy Dog ATC for a stamped image swap! I used Tim Holtz and my very favorite paper — Rinea !!!! 

I uploaded how to video on how to make this ATC! Check it out here and make sure you subscribe to my channel. I have a lot of great creative things coming to my YouTube and blog you won’t want to miss out on.

CRAZY DOG ATC TUTORIAL

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Betz

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Technique

I could not wait to get my hands on the new Distress Oxide ink by Tim Holtz. I saw him demo these at CHA and knew I had to have them as well as the Hipster Stamp set. After stalking all of my favorite stores they finally were made available to purchase. Normally I would wait until they come out in the 1 inch blocks, but given the unique ink mixture they will only be available in the larger form. I decided on 8 of the 12 colors because I knew I would get a lot of use out of them. Once they finally were delivered I started playing with them. 
I had a hard time with them at first. I found them to be messy, time consuming, and not easy to cover the corners of my project. They also were very dying for my fingers. Though I did love the results once I finally got lotion on my hands and the corners covered, I knew there had to be a better way for me to use them. I created this card with my technique: 

 These are the first five tags I made with the oxide ink using it the way Tim demonstrated at CHA.

Granted, I like a more vibrant colorful outcome than most I was still pleased with them. To learn my technique please visit my  Tutorial .
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Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz