Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Inspired by Tim Holtz and Distress Oxides

As soon as my Oxides arrived I wanted to play - I only ordered three to start with but having seen some of the videos and demos from Tim when he was at Creativation I just had to see what they were like before ordering more.

So I began with broken china, peeled paint and walnut stain oxides and ......


....  just by dipping and drying from the spritzed colours on my craft mat I produced these three.


 I really like the first and third ones but the second one needed something else, so with a clean craft mat I added the same three colours again and more layers to it. You can see the chalky pigment finish but also the strength of the dye inks


I carried on with what was left of the oxides on my craft mat, but this time  I added vintage photo and tea dye distress inks to the mix....


..... and used the rest of what was left on these small bits but adding more tea dye and also some weathered wood distress ink ....


.... and watching the colours get lighter and lighter as I spritzed with more water without adding any more inks.


So there we have my experiments for a whole morning - now what to do with them? Keep a close eye to see how they get used, I shall be using a couple of them for projects going live on the CVC Project Blog next week and the week after. I shall definitely be ordering more Oxides as I just adore the chalky finish you get from using them and the colours they produce - which are completely different to the colour in the distress range because of the added pigment to them.

If you haven't yet see the challenge inspiration posts on the Country View Challenges blog from the 1st March you might want to pop over to take a look and maybe you have already taken part in the challenge? Have fun, there is so much inspiration from Tim on his blog, his FaceBook page and You Tube and I'm sure you'll have some of his products somewhere in your supplies.

hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Juls said...

Gorgeousness lol. Can't wait to see what you do with them xx

Gina said...

Now these look yummy!! :D XXX

Redanne said...

Your experiments (play time) are beautiful Brenda, I look forward to seeing how you use them! I have a mile high pile of them, just cannot stop playing.... Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Playing with these Oxides is addictive - I love the results of your experiments! Hugs, Chrisx

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant Brenda, wish I had your self control with buying Lol!
Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

June Macfarlane said...

Thanks for demonstrating these look amazing.
hugs June x

Mrs.B said...

Love your samples Brenda, I've just had my first play and I love them.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your samples are wonderful Brenda!

Candy C said...

All I can say is "WOW!" Brenda. These oxide samples are stunning. I have yet to play with them. But your samples here are so very very cool. I also wanted to thank you for your always so kind and positive comments. I've just gotten a couple lately and I adore hearing from you and reading them. I'm so proud of you on what you've been up to! Your recent publications and so forth. Your work is also so beautifully done.

Juliz Design Post said...

Great to see your results with the Oxides, I'm slowly being tempted into getting some colours.
Julie x

Team Clark said...

Fabulous backgrounds, Brenda! Don't you love these inks! Gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

Super results with the oxides, looks like you had fun experimenting.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oh yes, I'm in love with them too Brenda,aren't they just the best ;)
Hugs
Donna xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these look amazing, Brenda!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!! I don't have the Oxides yet and you've inspired me to buy them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic mix of colors, Brenda!

Rita said...

Beautiful work Brenda. Like you I thought I did not need more inks, but after a play day with Anni and Astrid I was hooked. Fascinating to watch the colours mixing and the fabulous patterns they produce. Needless to say I now have my own. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

Hi Brenda xx your play time has been very creative and I love the outcome on all of your backgrounds. Looking forward to seeing what you will be creating/posting next week

Huge hugs Annie xx

Hazel Agnew said...

They look mouth-wateringly good Brenda. Still waiting for mine to arrive! Xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, you are really getting some beautiful effects with these new inks, and I love that you threw in the older ones as well. Great colour combo, can't go wrong with Broken China, that's for sure! Can't wait to see what amazing techniques and projects you will come up! hugs :)

Jackie P Neal said...

OMGosh Brenda!!!!
Your experiment with these 3 colors is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow! I think Tim knocked it out of the park with these new products!! Can't wait to play with mine!
Looking forward to what you do with these!
hugs,Jackie xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous results Brenda. I only have three colours and of course Vintage Photo, but my experiments are not going well at all !!! Think I am working it too much !!! Will keep trying as I know it will come. Looking forward to seeing your projects Jennie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

You made a lot of beautiful backgrounds with the Distress Oxide, I'm very currious what you will do with them!!!
Have fun!!
Maria

CraftyHope said...

Wow! I've been waiting to see more examples of how the oxides work, and this is a beautiful one! Now if I could only find some of them out in the wild to purchase! Ha! Thanks for sharing your beautiful experiments.

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally love the effects you achieved!! I had to laugh, I did exactly the same as you, ordering a few at the time, and now I am competely hooked and have them all! Love how you have shown all the different stages here (you are the born educator lol). I specially love the ones where the Tea Dye normal DI came into play too!