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