Distress oxide ink

Inchies for UK stampers forum

This months inchies are ready to share… I went for a spring colour scheme…

I chose some card I had printed a piece of canvas onto whilst still wet from distress stains and it creates a fun starting point. I stamped the flower stamp using a magazine freebie and then coloured that with distress oxides and a waterbrush.

Then the sentiment was stamped and added before I coated them in versamark and clear heat embossed.

I then added them to some scrap green cardstock to finish.

Love the cute finish with the canvas print. Really fun!

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Derwent Line painter pens, Distress Crayons, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Petal Palette, Watercolour paints, YouTube video

Petal Palette art journal piece

I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.

I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.

Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.

And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!

Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Beautiful You, Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils

Beautiful You mixed media card

I needed another just because card and decided to make a slightly more mixed media card but wanted to keep it to a 1 layer card.

This is what I ended up with.

I masked off the edges to leave the rectangle and then added layers of ink to it. Then I added gesso through a stencil using a palette knife, let it dry a little and then wiped it with a baby wipe.

Next I added distress oxides through another stencil. This was the fab hieroglyphic stencil my friend Deborah Wainwright designed.

To this I then added more oxides on top and flicked it with water. This pushed the stencilling pattern back into the background and so i added some white paint pen marks to add to the pattern. Next I decided to add the main image… one of the figures from Beautiful You. I stamped it and the sentiment using the stamp platform so I could make them very strong impressions.

Then I added more colour using the oxides and some white pigment ink to define the woman.

I then added some gold pen marks and a doodled border and some flicks of white and shimmer ink.

Love this card. I had no idea when I started I would end up using these stamps… but they worked perfectly.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Seth Apter, YouTube video

52 mixed media cards week 7… make your mark

When Chris gave the prompt of Make Your Mark for this week’s 52 mixed media cards challenge I knew I would be going for some Seth Apter style work… especially as I had also just got some new stash to play with!

I didn’t video the process for making the ATC but did make the background on camera as I played with the stash for the first time… here is the linkto the long video of me experimenting with new stash.

Anyway the following day I grabbed 10 mins to make the ATC from the masterboard background and some other bits and pieces.

I am completely in love with the Seth Apter embossing powders… perfect for grungy embellishments like this heart.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Gorgeous Grunge

Grungey bird card

I needed a simple just because card and decided to make a one layer card using this fabulous bird stamp I got as a magazine gift recently… I just adore it … plus I have been slightly Hunger Games obsessed recently and it makes me think of the Mockingjay symbol.

Anyway…

… I stamped it in versafine and heat embossed it with clear powder. Then I added the Gorgeous Grunge splashes and splodges behind the image using distress oxide ink. I love the vibrancy of the inks.

Next I took the black soot and seedless preserve oxides and watercoloured the bird.

This made the bird stand out more but also made the black less stark and gave the bird some texture.

Love how this came out and will definitely be doing something similar to this again with this stamp.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Art and crafting styles, Distress oxide ink, Gummiapan, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils

Finishing off a journal page

Quite some time ago I wiped off a few stencils onto a page in my Dylusions journal and also added some texture paste that I had coloured through a Seth Apter stencil and then just left it be… well on Friday I decided it was time to finish that page and this is what I ended up with.

I added Inktense over the full page using the blocks and then adding water to give it a wash. I also added some white gesso and then more Inktense using the pencils and waterbrush to activate.

I added a little bit of stamping using the Gummiapan text stamp and archival inks. I also added some doodling with charcoal which added some interesting effects.

Then I added some sentiments/titles using the distress oxides and clear embossing powder. These are some Visible Image stamps.

Of course I also added splashes … I’m addicted to my fan brush! … of both white gesso and the dark blue inktense.

Super happy with this page and how it ended up… not bad for a work in progress of about 18months!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Art and crafting styles, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils

52 mixed media cards week 6 … pretty shortsighted

This week the prompt of “pretty short sighted” had me a little stumped… but then I popped into Poundland on my lunch break and spotted a fancy dress monocle and immediately I had the idea of adding it to a card somehow and using pretty colours! Weird I know but that’s what I went with!

Want to see how I got to this final card… well I videoed the process! Here is the link.

Loved the playtime and quite chuffed with the eye drawing too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine