For this week’s make I have a tag for you, I have used the fabulous Oxide inks and also some older stamps from my stash that I think deserved an inking again.
Here’s What I Did:
Taking a Ranger #8 manila tag I gave it the Distress Oxide treatment. Now these ink pads, it would appear, are taking the world by storm and I along with the rest of the world, I love them too.
I first laid down a few colours on my craft sheet and misted with water before then picking the colour up dragging the tag through it. After every swoosh through the ink I then heat dried the colour before repeating the process, this allows the colours to build up on themselves, and the water gives them their wonderful oxide effect. I chose colours that gave a rusty look. I then used the oxides to add texture to the background by stamping with the inks over the background, again in the same colours that I had used for my background.
They just stamp so beautifully and leave a chalky colour.
I then stamped my main image, one of the fabulous Finnabair women, in black Archival in and added touches of colour to her using the oxides with a water brush and a little coloured pencil work. I then added some of Tim Holtz new design tape.
I then added my ribbon which I have coloured using the Oxide inks again, this time using the same technique as the tag and again drying the ink on the ribbon after each swoosh through the ink, I love how the colours again have laid on each giving a fabulous effect on the ribbon.
If you haven’t tried Distress Oxides yet you are missing out on a fabulous new product to play with.
What I Used:
Distress Oxides – Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio
Prima Finnabair Stamps – ‘Never Too Late’ and ‘Dirty Walls set’
Hope you like it, see you next Tuesday