Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 3

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist

Hello everyone! A couple of weeks ago I experimented with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide spray through a stencil I cut on the Silhouette Curio. You can see the Silhouette cutting post here and the Distress Spray resist post here. In this post I decided to experiment with the few Distress Oxide Ink pads that I own and attempt a similar technique.

I inked a stamp with one color of the Distress Oxide Ink pads (Mermaid Lagoon) and then stamped with it on regular white cardstock. Then I sprayed over the top of the inked image with the regular Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain (Antique Linen). The Distress Oxide has pigment in it, and the Distress Spray Stain does not. I was able to see a similar effect as I did in the previous experiment, where the Distress Oxide dried through/resisted the Spray Stain- even with colors that were similar in value. I noticed some color shift, but the Spray Stain did not obliterate the Distress Oxide ink and so the stamped image came through.

I dried the stamped image quickly with a heat gun and then decided to try spraying some more Distress Spray Stain over the top with a darker color (Rusty Hinge). I think next time I will wait until the entire image dries before adding more Spray Stain because it did look like the image smeared a little bit. Or maybe that was my terrible stamping job, haha.

Here is the video of my experiment…

 

Here are the examples from the experiment using this technique…

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 1
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist

 

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 2
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist

Just for grins and giggles I decided to combine both/parts of the stamped images in GIMP. I am trying to learn this free open source image editor and used the previous 2 images to play with blending modes in GIMP. Here are some examples of what can be done when you use your stamped images in digital work…

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 3
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 3

 

Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 4
Distress Oxide Ink Pad Resist 4

 

They might make a cool background in a digital card or be useful in coloring another image using one of the color blend modes. But that’s a story for another day 😉

Enjoy!

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