Have you tried the Distress Oxide Ink yet? They are the new inkpads in the Distress Ink range that Tim Holtz and Ranger launched onto the market earlier this year, and if you are a fan of Distress Ink you are going to love these!

But how do they differ from Distress Ink? Well, Distress Oxide Ink is a mix of dye and pigment ink, whereas Distress Ink is a dye-based pad. This means that you can layer Distress Oxide Ink more easily than you can the original Distress Ink as it is opaque. This also means that you won’t be as prone to getting mudded colours when layering some colour mixes, for example if you layer complementary colours like green and red or yellow and purple etc. tones over each other. Also, as the Distress Oxide Ink is opaque, you can use it on darker cardstock and bases. It works with embossing powder really well too, which is great fun for incorporating heat-embossing techniques, and it dries with a chalk-like finish, unlike Distress Ink which is a more like watercolour with a transparent finish.

Both Distress Oxide and Distress Ink are water reactive, although you might need to play around and experiment with the Distress Oxide Ink as it doesn’t reactive with water in the same way we are used to with traditional Distress Ink. But where Distress Oxide Ink works really well is adding texture layers with just one inkpad. You can achieve some lovely textures using these inkpads so experiment and play and see what looks you can get with them!

1

Press two or three colours of Distress Oxide Ink onto a craft mat and spritz with water until the ink forms small droplets

2

Slide white cardstock through the droplets a few times until the cardstock is mostly covered with colour then let it dry. Repeat to colour a few sheets until the ink on the mat is gone

3

Press one to two colours of Distress Oxide once or twice onto the mat and spritz with water to form droplets then press the coloured cardstock from Step 2 onto the drops and lift up. Repeat as needed

Hello
1 min read03 Oct 2019

You will need

  • black cardstock
  • white 14.8x10.5cm card blank
  • Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Dainty Scallop Cover-up die
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Hello There die
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • ink-blending foam
  • craft mat
  • scrap paper
  • low-tack tape
  • 3D foam pads
  • water spritzer
Fair weather
1 min read03 Oct 2019

You will need

  • white & black cardstock
  • white 13.7x10.5cm card blank
  • Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
  • Wplus9 Sending Sunshine stamps
  • Wplus9 Sunshine Layers die
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • clear embossing powder
  • craft mat
  • water spritzer
  • heat tool
Happy birthday
1 min read03 Oct 2019

You will need

  • white cardstock
  • white 15.5cm-square card blank
  • Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
  • Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
  • My Favorite Things All Occasion Sentiments stamp set
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Standard Circles Small die sets
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • craft foam
  • craft mat
  • glue stick
Hello sunshine
1 min read03 Oct 2019

You will need

  • white & black cardstock
  • white 15.5cm-square card blank
  • Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
  • Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
  • Wplus9 Sending Sunshine stamp set
  • Wplus9 Sunshine Layers die
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics STAX Stitched Circle dies
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • craft mat
  • 3D foam pads
  • water spritzer
Best wishes
1 min read03 Oct 2019

You will need

  • white cardstock
  • white 15x11.5cm card blank
  • Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
  • Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio & Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
  • My Favorite Things All Occasion Sentiments stamp set
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics Dainty Scallop Cover-up die
  • manual die-cutting machine
  • craft foam
  • craft mat
  • glue stick
  • water spritzer