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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Distress Oxides - Genie in a pad!

Hello Friends,

I am so excited to be here with the most talked about product of the year! Distress oxides. If you know me or if you have done workshop with me, you know how much I love my inks. I love to explore different inks and different brands and have a good collection of various inks. But I haven't come across such a versatile ink as distress oxides (DO). You can stamp, blend, color and emboss with them without compromising any of the characteristic. So it is a multipurpose ink which will easily replace your stamping inks (eg. dye , pigment, chalk, archival) as well as blending in (eg. distress).

*They are so creamy almost like paint in a pad.

*Blends like magic - no marks no harsh edges!

*Works on regular card stock too ( unless you are using lots of water )

*The most amazing is stamping ability. The coverage is so even - totally out of this world. I have used many pigments inks but never got results which I got with DO. As it has pigments in it it dries little slower so heat embossing is very much possible.

*The signature characteristic of the inks are the way it reacts with water. I was blown away the way it creates oxidized look. Even though they are water based inks like distress inks, you can layer them well because of the presence of pigments. So you can add green on top of pink without getting brown muddy look. I think the pigments move slower than dye ink so you have that narrow window to dry the layers before they mix totally.

I am done with theory part...sharing all the results of my experiments. I haven't paid much attention to card layout or design as the focus is on DO. So please don't judge this product by my cards. Just focus on the DO part of it. I will be posting a pictures and under that there will be colors, technique and highlighted points. So don't skip those brief notes. I have used Bielo CS mostly.

  

Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Peeled paint, Walnut Stain & Gold water color.
I tried to create metal patina look on this one and I could. 


I finished the card using concord and 9th die.

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 Worn Lipstick, Fired Bricks, Walnut stain & Iced Spruce on Bielo. Rubbed ink pads direct on paper, spritz with water,heat, repeat. In the end i added grey ink on mat and dabbed it from there on paper.


Coverplate die is by Lil Inker and alpha die is MFT. Doesn't it look like oxidation on copper?

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Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber applied through  MFTstencil. Check the creamy, solid coverage.


The top of tag was rubbed with fossilize amber and spritz with water. Check the pattern it makes while dripping as inks are thicker than distress inks.

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Various inks through MFT stencil , spritz with water & blot it with paper towel.


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Multiple inks applied through Stencil on white card stock & embossed with clear embossing powder
Apply black soot distress ink which will cover the white exposed paper. Here heat embossed part will work as resist and will not take black ink. (I think this technique is known as black magic)


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This is the most interesting project. The green outline is heat embossed using peeled paint & PTI stamp. Broken china ink is applied using layering stencil by PTI.  Light coat of squeezed lemon DI.  This was possible because I could emboss using DO.


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Pink,red and yellow DO on water color paper with lots of water for bigger blooms. Neat and Tangled stamp & versafine ink.

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Worn lipstick for splatter & to color the flower. Candid Apple DI for the darker shadows .Bielo card stock. Jane's Doodles stamp. DO are thick like paints so need little experimenting to know how they behave. But results are outstanding.

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Believe it or not, the galaxy is made on black card stock. Look at the brightness of inks. No other ink can do this. 

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Now comes stamping. Check the crisp images it gives. I was super amazed by the coverage. You have to try it to believe it. 

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On Kraft Card Stock.

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I was on seventh heaven when layered stamping worked so well. Top Flower - Worn lipstick, fired brick, walnut stain. Bottom flower- worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, fired brick. 

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Don't you think this one is enough to praise these inks?Please order it NOW if you already haven't done it. 

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Heat embossing with clear powder on different card stock.

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Two which didn't make it to final product because of time constraint. There are some more which didn't make it to the camera too...:) I had a hard time stopping myself from playing with these inks. Still I feel that I have just scratched the surface. 
The versatility of it is amazing. And awesome selection of 12 shades from the whole lot of DI shades. Can't wait for more shades...just thinking how the blue print sketch will look in oxide?

These are truly ginie inks, capable of doing all your inkinking tasks. I will take your leave here. Since last four days, I am working on this projects and post. I really hope you enjoy my experiments with them. Thanks a lot for being here.

- Neha

26 comments:

  1. wow! so many gorgeous projects and wonderfully explained! thanks for sharing :)

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  2. As always a very thorough post..please do a detailed step by step or a tiny video of some of the techniques. Especially the damask stamp with PTI and layering stencil. I was not able to visualise the steps in that particular card. I am going to start playing with inks today itself.
    Brilliant post!! Big thanks.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear. Yes, I will do that...this was first time I was using them and I was so excited the way things were going that totally forgot to take pics of process n all. But will do another post.

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  3. OMG!!! Jaw dropping projects!! Neha, You have showcased DO the best way!! I think even Tim Holtz will be dumstruck. You have made fall in love with DO and now they are on my list. Ty dear for the awesome post!! Hugs

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    1. OMG!You think so?...I wish...:) Thanks a lot dear!

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  4. Super post Neha!! Thanks so much for inspiring! As always, your cards are stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, Paru for always being so encouraging !

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  5. You are an expert Guide !! Thanks a lot for the detailed post on DO :)

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  6. Your post is out of this world brilliant Neha. I am definitely convinced to invest in the distress oxides right now itself. I love each and every technique you have shown here .. I never realised these inks had so much potential.Thank you so much for sharing your insights and experiments with us regarding these inks.

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    1. I am sure you will fall in love with them. They are really awesomr. Thanks a lot, Hussena!

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  7. Just an information packed blogpost...You have absolutely taken us into a huge ride with awesomeness shared at every inch...None can explain this generously this aptly!!! Such a rocking post....Absolutely love it, Neha!

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    1. Thanks a lot for so much love, Sathya!

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  8. Beautiful work! -The Ranger Social Team

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    1. Thank a ton for appreciation! I am thrilled that you noticed it!

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  9. Oh my! What an AWESOME post!!!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try out everything!

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  10. Very informative... Thanks for sharing... Excellent cards

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  11. Super brilliant post... Thanks for all the info in this post...

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  12. Awesome post... thanks for the info... :-)

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  13. Brilliant projects... Thanks for all the info

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