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Unread 04-18-2017, 04:29 AM   #121
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I am still on the fence about them. I wanted to be wildly enthusiastic. Maybe, as you say, two colors is not enough to get a sense of how they work.

I just wish I felt more excited about their ability to do plain old stamping.
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I feel the same as gossamer_wings regarding Tim Holtz products. I love Distress inks, but I never felt the need to have them all. However, as a long time stamper, I am on the look out for new and different products that I can pair with my older stamps to get new looks.

The thing I think I am loving the most about the inks is this technique that I shared on my blog a few weeks ago. You can do this with regular distress inks too, but I think it looks cooler with Oxides. My Little Stamping Blog: Distress Oxide Technique - Stamping with Water

I haven't has a much experience with the color layering like in the cool tag gossamer_wings shared. I need to try that more! I have been combining them to make backgrounds and adding one color of regular distress ink to the mix. I agree that the browns in oxides can be overwhelming, so adding the same brown from the regular distress line fixes that for me. My style is not so grungy, and I think that is why the browns are too brown for me.

I agree with others that it is no big deal if you don't like them. I do like them, but there are plenty of stamping trends I have passed on. Also, it is hard to get excited about more ink lines because it seems like every single stamp company now has their own line of ink. How different can they be?
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Your cards are so lovely, and your instructions easy to follow! Thank you for the link, can hardly wait to try, for that simple, yet "stand out" card.
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Heidi you have me drooling as I wait for my oxides! Great cards!
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I feel the same as gossamer_wings regarding Tim Holtz products. I love Distress inks, but I never felt the need to have them all. However, as a long time stamper, I am on the look out for new and different products that I can pair with my older stamps to get new looks.

The thing I think I am loving the most about the inks is this technique that I shared on my blog a few weeks ago. You can do this with regular distress inks too, but I think it looks cooler with Oxides. My Little Stamping Blog: Distress Oxide Technique - Stamping with Water

I haven't has a much experience with the color layering like in the cool tag gossamer_wings shared. I need to try that more! I have been combining them to make backgrounds and adding one color of regular distress ink to the mix. I agree that the browns in oxides can be overwhelming, so adding the same brown from the regular distress line fixes that for me. My style is not so grungy, and I think that is why the browns are too brown for me.

I agree with others that it is no big deal if you don't like them. I do like them, but there are plenty of stamping trends I have passed on. Also, it is hard to get excited about more ink lines because it seems like every single stamp company now has their own line of ink. How different can they be?
Heidi, as I commented on your blog, your cards are lovely. There aren't - yet - enough blogs and videos showing CAS cards using amazing Oxide techniques. You just helped fill that gap. : D
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I am still on the fence about them. I wanted to be wildly enthusiastic. Maybe, as you say, two colors is not enough to get a sense of how they work.

I just wish I felt more excited about their ability to do plain old stamping.
Definitely more colors.{whispering: cracked pistachio, which wasn't a go-to with regular Distress} But that's if you want to do some techniques, blending, layering, etc?

You know, there are so many inks that stamp beautifully, I wouldn't suggest someone get Oxides mainly for stamping. I think the stamping is nice, and you can get some unusual stamping effects, but it's more of a side benefit and not the main show. Just my take.
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I bought the whole set- fangirl?-lol? but admit I'm still on the fence. I don't do a lot of 'wet' backgrounds, but that seems to be where they are strongest, in layering. The colours 'sit' on top of each other, rather than blending together, in regular blending use. My biggest like for them is being able to use on black cardstock. That is the most useful reason I have them for.
One point I'll make, I was watching a video of a UK You Tuber, who does art journalling, and he used them in a recent video in his black Dylusions journal, and they didn't work well at all. The colours faded almost to white, especially when misted with water. Worked fine on other black cardstock though, so that was odd.
If they expend the range, there are a few colours I'd buy, but I would not be going after the whole range, as I did with the regular DI's.
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Just an FYI on the Oxides, because I remember the regular Distress inks weren't supposed to break down in water... here's some noticeable breakdown in the Faded Jeans Oxide ink. Not a bad thing necessarily, just something to know.

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Dini, I'm confused. (So what's new? Nothing.) All Oxides react to water, and depending on how much water and how it's applied, can give different effects. I think you're referring to something different though, right?

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I'm referring to the colors - sorry for not being clear! The Distress inks were not supposed to break down into component colors. This is splitting into some blues and purples with the addition of water.
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I'm referring to the colors - sorry for not being clear! The Distress inks were not supposed to break down into component colors. This is splitting into some blues and purples with the addition of water.
Distress inks weren't supposed to break down into colors or Distress Oxides? (Who's on first haha!) Either way it's pretty. : )
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Distress inks do not split. Distress oxides missed the memo.
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Some more ideas/techniques:

Justine's Cardmaking: 5 Ways to Use Distress Oxide Inks

Technique: Water Coloring with New Distress Oxide Inks ? Stamping
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I came here to share a link, but Vic already beat me to it! Guess I will still paste the video directly because it really is cool!

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I came here to share a link, but Vic already beat me to it! Guess I will still paste the video directly because it really is cool!
And what's also cool is there are actually four videos that two bloggers created. Here's the first one:

Distress Oxide 101 - How to Create an Envelope With a Matching Card - HolyLise

And a hint about layering colors that normall make mud. You won't get mud if you let ink dry somewhat between layers. It doesn't have to be bone dry, just dryish. When I layer without water, by the time I close the one ink pad, open the other and am ready to stamp, that's usually dryish enough.

If using water, just zap it with a heat tool a bit - though the amount of time depends on the heat gun.
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