Monday, March 20, 2017
Distress Oxides are Here
With everything going on around here in January, I didn't watch a single CHA video showing the new products. So I'd never heard of Distress Oxide inks until I saw them pop up on my Instagram feed as fellow crafters began getting them in. So I went to check them out watching videos from Jennifer McGuire and Tim Holtz. These inks can do almost everything you would want in an ink - all from a single pad so I just had to have them.
I say almost because the one thing they are not is permanent. As I haven't been doing quite as much mixed media I'm not needing permanent quite so much so that doesn't matter to me right now. What these inks do is:
High quality stamping
Add color to paper as a solid
"oxide" with a whitish look when water is added
Emboss as the ink does not dry immediately
and of course, Distress edges.
As a bonus, I only had a couple of these colors in regular Distress Inks so I got lots of new colors buying the set. After getting them, I did a color palette to be able to easily choose the right color for a projects and see how each color works with its different features.
I had already been thinking that I needed to use my stamps and inks more this year as they are my single biggest investment in my craft room. Now I really want to use them more!