Well its been a beautiful day down here in on the East Kent Coast, and it felt like Spring had finally arrived! The other thing that had arrived, were my first four colours of Distress Oxides. The new release from Tim Holtz. So having had a quick play at the weekend when i got them home, today it was time to try them out properly. Here is what i did
The colours i brought home were Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade. Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet. No other ink was used on the tag, other than a Black Micron pen and a White Signo pen.
Using the wrinkle free distress method i popped some spiced marmalade, walnut stain and peeled paint onto my craft mat, sprayed with water and then swiped the tag through the colours, dried the first layer and then went back in to pick up more ink.
Until i was happy with background. It was at this point that i started to get very excited and got carried away and forgot to take photos as i added the stamping to the background.
It was as i was nearly finished that i suddenly remembered. I used a couple of the new mini background stamps, the harlequin, from set #2 and the bee hive and swirl(although that one is a tad difficult to see) from #3
Once i had built up the background i then used the Lesley Matthewson Daisy mask with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and Peeled Paint.
Here are some close up to show you the background
The Wilted Violet really stands out on top of the other colours
You can see the mottling quite clearly on this photo. They really are a joy to play with and when dry feel like velvet!
Have fun and i shall look forward to seeing your creations