Sunday, November 15, 2020

Inky Fingers Technique Blog Hop

This month's technique blog hop is all about getting inky, which you know that I love, so I decided it was time to try the (new to CTMH) distress oxide inks.  They are really cool!  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Michelle's blog.  From here, you'll visit Lauren next.)  Both card sets use the only two distress oxide inks that I have (for now), Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn, with a splattering technique.

Here's what you need to get started:
All-purpose craft mat, distressed oxide ink, mini sponging tool, cardstock, water spritzer, waterbrush, and shimmer brushes of choice (Candy Apple and Gold here).

This ink is so creamy and sits so well on top of your cardstock!  I did not want my piece to be a smooth, solid green for my project (but for other projects you might want even coverage).  Here are both my Mowed Lawn and Candied Apple sponged strips.

 Next, I spritzed them both with water, let the ink react for a minute, and placed a paper towel on top to absorb the excess water droplets. 

Isn't that cool?  I splashed shimmer brushes on last and then heat set.

The first card features the November stamp of the month, You Warm My Heart, and lots of fussy cutting.

For my second card, the spritz of mister only made little droplets, so I used my waterbrush to drop water in bigger splatters, then flicked Scarlet, Charcoal, and Black shimmer brushes on the distressed oxide panel.
The textured effect and sparkle in real life turned our well (if I do say so myself!).

Here's another cool look I got with Candied Apple on black cardstock (above our selfie and to the right of the journaling).

Thanks for letting me share my first tries with the cool distressed oxide inks with you!  I'd love a comment before you continue the hop by clicking on her name to visit Lauren's blog next!


  1. Love your distressed background. Very pretty.

  2. I love your distressed background. Nice job!

  3. Beautiful work, the spritz and splatters look great.

  4. Love these Haley, they are awesome!

  5. Oh, I love both of your cards! The backgrounds are perfect!

  6. Love the backgrounds you created for your cards - they are so cute!


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