Canvas and Mixed Media art, Distress oxide ink, Ellen Vargo

Spring journal page


I have more distress oxide fun to share today. This is a journal page I made in response to the theme of spring and Holland. It is the closest I get to a tulip! 

The page is in my Dylusions journal and I had a fair amount of product on the page already wiped off from other projects. 

It has some texture paste and some paints and inks I think. I wanted to use my new distress oxides though and so decided to put them on straight onto the page. 

This created some blocks of colour… to which I needed to add water to move them and oxidise them.   

Once I had done the initial water spray I dried the page and then started adding more ink using the smooshing packaging application that Missy Widden uses in her YouTube videos. This softened and blended the colours and the beautiful oxide inks give such a pretty and chalk type look when they have been wet and dried.

Now time for the focal image. I used the flower stamps from Paperartsy and after stamping in archival I watercoloured using the distress oxide ink. 

I finished the page off with a sticker quote and some rub ons and doodling. I also flicked some black ink onto the page and added little white lines using gesso. 

Love how gentle this page ended up.  

Happy crafting! 



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