Distress Oxide Stamped and Sprayed Card Front

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Distress Oxide Spray Quick Tips

Today’s video contains a couple of quick tips on using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxides. The first tip showed a card front where I had used a stamp with the Distress Oxide Ink pad and then used Dylusions spray ink (non pigment spray) on top of it. The tip here was to let the stamped image dry before spraying. In a previous video I sprayed right away and got some smearing. Also, if you notices the stains on one of the card fronts, that was due to spraying the card stock on top of another piece of paper that also had spray ink from previous sessions and the ink was reactivated and spread up through the paper. I usually am ok with that, but if you don’t like that result because you can’t control it, use a fresh piece of scrap paper/box or whatever substrate you use to place your card stock on when you spray.

Here is one of the images from the first part of the video…

Distress Oxide Stamped and Sprayed Card Front
Distress Oxide Stamped and Sprayed Card Front

In the second half I showed some examples of Distress Oxide Spray that I spritzed through a stencil onto colored cardstock (blue and teal). I then sprayed over the top with Tim Holtz Spray Stain (non-pigment spray). Again, waiting to let it dry worked better, and the other tip was to make sure that the card stock you use does not have a coating on it or you will face smearing as well.

Here are some examples of Distress Oxide sprayed on colored card stock with Distress Spray Stains sprayed over the top…

Distress Oxide on Teal Card
Distress Oxide on Teal Card
Distress Oxide on Blue Card
Distress Oxide on Blue Card

I am continuing to experiment with the Distress Oxide Sprays and Distress Spray Stains and I love the results so far! Enjoy!

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