Category Archives: Distress oxide ink

Splodgy mediterranean postcard

Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…

Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.

Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.

I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.

Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Autumnal tag

Whilst I was making the coins I shared with you yesterday I also made a tag using all the same techniques, inks and stamps.

Absolutely love those gilding flakes and the gorgeous sari ribbon.

I made this for the UK Stampers Forum swap this month so hope the recipient likes it as much as me!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

This season artist trading coins

I am late again with my coins for the coin swap group I run over on Facebook this month. But better late than never. This month the theme is “this season” and I decided to go with an autumnal feel for my coins.

I started with a smooshed distress oxide background on the coins I had cut from mountboard.

Next, using the same colour inks, I add stamping of lots of different leaves around the edge.

Then I wanted to add some gilding flakes and so dug out the flitterglu and stamped another sprig stamp onto each coin and then added the gilding flakes.

I LOVE these gilding elements!

I finished the coins with an inked edge and a stamped sentiment.

So these are my coins for the swap.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

DT: CHNC: sentiment as focal point

Another CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.

I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.

It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Speedy recovery oxides on glossy

I did a fun background wiping up oxides onto glossy cardstock which creates a dramatic background.

I then chose a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine to create the feature but didn’t want to stamp it too bold as wanted it to keep with the ethereal background.

Then I stamped the sentiment on either side of the panel which I mounted on grey cardstock and then added the enamel accents dots around the card to finish off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Animal AT Coins

Another swap I made last weekend… And this time it was a set of Artist Trading Coins with the theme of animals.

I actually made a bit of a boo boo making this as I actually made three to start with then realised that I should have made four. So had to make another one.

So I started with the background that I made the journey coins from and cut out the coins.

I then added more colour using twisted citron and faded jeans to give them more of a vintage look.

Once they were dry I then added the stamped cats that were outline stamps but wanted to colour them in using a black pen. I then went back over the outline with a black posca paint pen.

I also added more stamping in the background using the tiny stamps that came in the same set as the cats (Making Cards magazine set).

I also framed the coin with the posca pen and some dots.

This last one was the extra one I had to make when I realised that I hadn’t read the requirements of the swap correctly… So glad that there was enough of the background left!

Love these cat coins!

Happy crafting!

Catherine