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Distress Oxide Stamp Pads

Posted by Janice Upton on

Wendy and I have been trying out the new Distress Oxide stamp pads by Tim Holtz. They are addictive! You can use the same colours with different card stock to achieve a very different look. These would make excellent backgrounds for men's cards too.

To see a demo watch the attached video from Wendy.

 Here are some samples:

I used white card stock with Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick and Peeled Paint.  I wiped the ink pads onto my craft mat and sprayed with water then pulled card through the inks. Then dried with a heat gun.

Second time adding colour I dabbed the card onto the ink that was left on the craft mat. Then dried again.
Repeated again until I was happy with the coverage and effect I was after.  You can add other colours as well, remember to clean your mat so as not to contaminate ink pads.
So the photo above was using the same colours but on white, black and kraft card stock to show the different results you can get. Have to say I love them all!

Below Wendy's is using Bazzill card stock.  The texture of the Bazzill adds another dimension.  Think we got carried away with playing and forgot to take progressive photos.  Oops!

My samples below, such a different effect than Wendy's, plus I added another colour.  

Another piece on Bazzill.

We also tried gloss card, which came up beautifully but the pigment in the oxide inks just sits on the card unlike the dye component that absorbs into the card.  I tried using a sealer to keep ink from rubbing off but it just lifted the pigment off (see last photo).

I might use this one to make some flowers, think they'll look lovely!

Anyway I hope you enjoy using the Distress Oxides as much as we did.  It would be great to see some of your projects using these inks so if you feel like sharing them with me email These won't be posted on the website unless we have your permission.

Here are a couple of cards I made:

Thanks and enjoy!

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  • I loved the video and especially liked the 3-step photos of the backgrounds. Really shows how the layers form. Awesome. Thanks Janice and Wendy.

    Adrienne Scott on

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