Thursday, 9 March 2017

More play with distress oxides

Hello there! Well I really loved Autumns tutorial on using distress oxides - so much so I decided to have another play and show the results here! I used them in a few different ways to make up my journal pages which I will explain as I go along!!! Here's the finished page for starters!


I love the muted tones the oxides produce....they are so different from distress inks and yet so similar too - very clever stuff I think!

Here's what I did to achieve this page....


My first move was to use my craft mat - I added dabs of four colours to the mat - cracked pistachio, fossilised amber, faded jeans and broken china, spittzed with water and then literally wiped the mat onto my journal pages. I repeated this until the pages were covered.


Next I mixed a dab of cracked pistachio distress oxide with wendy vecchi crackle paste and mixed thoroughly.


I used a clarity stencil and added the colured paste through.


Here's a close up that shows the dried crackle paste.


Next I stamped directly onto the page using indigoblu stamps and distress oxides.


here's what the page looked like.


Then I again added the distress oxides to a craft mat and used my waterbrush to pick up the colour and paint the images.

The last things I did was a little further stamping and adding the grass by painting with the water brush.

They really are a great product - I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I have used them - simple but fun and results different from distress inks.

Hugs

Rachel s

12 comments:

  1. This is such a great example of the different way to use the Oxides Rachel - and I love those beautiful feathers, they look like they are dancing in a breeze above the beautiful grasses.... xxx

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    1. thanks Anne - you are very kind!!!

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  2. Lovely work Rachel! I'm so glad you were inspired to experiment. I love your tinted crackle paste - gorgeous!

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  3. Lovely pages Rachel! I'll be referring back to yours and Autumn's tutorials as soon as my Distress Oxides drop through my letter box. I've been a bit slow on the uptake but looking forward to trying them out. Thankyou for the inspiration! Xx

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  4. Lovely pages Rachel, the soft muted results results you've achieved are so pretty and the tinted crackle is a great idea! Hugs Ruth xx

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    1. thankyou ruth - you are very kind xx

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  5. Fantastic pages Rachel and its lovely to find other ways of using the DOI's x still playing around with mine xx love the co,ours you have used and the stamps look fabulous.

    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  6. Awesome tutorial and amazing art journal pages, Rachel! I am so inspired to play with Oxides now! Hugs! Branka xx

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  7. Rachel, fab tutorial! Your journal spread is gorgeous and I will be referring back here when I have a play with my Oxides!
    Jackie xx

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