Tuesday, May 8, 2018

the easiest distress oxide background + reverse confetti's 5th birthday release hop

Happy 5th birthday to Reverse Confetti! We are having a birthday hop today to celebrate and the brand new release is available in the Reverse Confetti shop!!! 

I've had so much fun playing with this release, as you can see...
While I was playing with the gorgeous new Pattern Blocks stamp set, I rediscovered a technique I love - stamping in Distress Oxide ink and blending! I love the dreamy, chalky quality that the Distress Ink gives the background.
The technique produces the quickest, easiest and dreamiest backgrounds...

  1. stamp in Distress Oxide ink (regular Distress Ink works too but doesn't product the dreamy, chalky quality because it is transparent where the Oxide is opaque).
  2. Add water to blend and maybe a little bit more ink for a deeper color.
  3. Ta-da! (Does ta-da count as a third step? LOL!)
I made a super quick video in case you want to see it in action...

Don't forget to hop along with us today! The projects I have already seen are absolutely fabulous so I know you will not be disappointed!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!



Lori said...

GREAT tip! And so quick, too! Thank you.

~amy~ said... these so much Carly!