Distress oxide ink, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps

Three Lynne Perella cards

Today I have three cards I have made using the stunning Lynne Perella stamps from Paperartsy.  I stumbled across these stamps in my stash and as they hadn’t been used in a while I thought I would make a few cards with them. 

All three were using the linen cardstock I have a huge amount of so I thought I would use it for the main feature as well as the card blanks. It adds a different texture to the inking.

The first one I inked up the card stock in abandoned coral, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron in distress inks and then using a stencil I added micro glaze. I then added black soot distress oxide over the top and spritzed with water. This created a dark and subtle background.

I heat embossed the image and then took some colour away from the face using water and a brush.

This second one was more distress inks this time Mermaid Lagoon, fossilized amber and Twisted Citron.  I did lots of stencilling again and then added the main image using embossed again and then blending some of the colour out of the face and adding a touch of abandoned coral watered down.

Finally I grabbed the oxides and creates a very busy background from lots of layers of inks and some stamping. I also added some frantage to the border stamping which also caught on some other parts of the background. Whilst this was an accident I love how it looked. 
I created a card topper from the Perella stamp and edged that with the frantage too and mounted it on foam. I then partially coloured the image using distress inks.

For all three I added the Emma Godfrey sentiment which works perfectly as a simple font. 

Happy crafting!


Claritystamps, Distress oxide ink, Paperartsy Emma Godfrey, Paperartsy Hot Picks, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Distress oxide fun!

Well this post is a bit bittersweet for me as it was meant to be accompanied with a YouTube video. The only problem is that during the edit I managed to delete some of the video which meant it no longer made sense. So now no video! 

I loved playing with these inks for the first time and came up with some interesting backgrounds. This first one is the usual wrinkle free distress background but using distress oxide.

I then used a Lynne Perrella stamps and water coloured it using the same inks and made this card. 

Next up is a splash background…. I saw this on a Jennifer Maguire YouTube video. This provided a fun confetti background … perfect for this Zinski stamped bird and sentiment. Once stamped the bird was coloured using the oxide ink too.

This next one was using the oxide inks and blending tools… I love this so much as so creamy and smooth a finish. I then also stamped with the oxide ink and again when adding a small spritz of water they also oxidised. 

Whilst playing with these inks also did some comparisons with distress inks and stains… 

From that I ended up with a really interesting panel which I finished with the bird from the Hot Picks Paperartsy stamps.

And finally I also did a distress ink version of the wrinkle free distress background. 

This I finished off with these Clarity stamp garden stamps… love it! 

So yes I love what I made just frustrated that the video didn’t work… of course I couldn’t let it be… and so late on Saturday I filmed another video… 
And from that made a card and a background for another project I can’t share yet! 

 here is the link to the video!

Happy crafting!


Art Alchemy paints, Canvas and Mixed Media art, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Paperartsy Lynne Perrella stamps, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy, PATWITS circle journal

PATWITS circle journal… Marie’s journal pages

It’s been an age since I shared a circle journal page … so glad I can share this one. This is a really special one as although it’s a PATWITS circle journal… it is for one of my raggy doll sisters! The lovely Marie made a fab circle journal for us all to work in and the instructions were to do both sides of the page…. so here is my first side. I used a lot of different book print papers to add texture and pattern and then a mix of coral and autumn fire and terracotta and chalk fresco finish paint to do the background with some flicks of Bora Bora too. Then some iridescent medium through a heart stencil and lots of Darcy heart stamping and embossing. Then doodling and outlining and inking. The big heart I also gave a coat of the opal magic paint. Then found the he perfect quote for the page for Marie. 

Next is the reverse and this time I went a little different.  

I decided to do an ombre type background with the paints and then use the Lynne Perrella stamps as the main feature. I then grabbed the Darcy sentiment and some of the bits and pieces from the Artful Days goodie box to finish off. 

Love how incredibly different both sides are and that they both started with similar colours but went pastel for one and rich for the other. 

Hopefully Marie will like it too. 

Happy crafting!