Those crafty friends who know me well know that I'm a CAS crafter, mainly die cutting, stamping and dry embossing. However, after seeing all the amazing results of the Distress Oxides Inks on other blogs, I decided it was time to go way out of my comfort zone and get inky. First I watched a couple of YouTube videos to see what I could do with the Distress Oxides. After playing with them, some attempts being better than others, I made two cards with a couple of the different patterns.
For the background I used 'Salty Ocean' and 'Lucky Clover' and used a blending tool to cover a white piece of card randomly. I then used a heat gun to make sure the ink was dry. Next I sprayed a Creative Expressions 'Distress Dots' stencil with water, then laid the stencil down over the inked card, and smoothed a piece of kitchen roll over the top of soak up any excess water. Finally I dried the card with the heat gun again. The fairy is an unbranded die which I used with a snippet of black card. I used the die again with a snippet of red card to add a red heart over the black one.
I used the same colours for the second card, adding the ink with the blending tool again. This time I sprayed water on the card from a distance to get a fine spray. I used another unbranded fairy die to make this card.
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