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Old 07-20-2018, 02:01 AM   #1
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I am hoping to make some artwork for our Animals in war display at work this year. I put up the display each year at Remembrance time but this year being the WW1 centenary year I wanted to make something new to accompany the photos we have. I have bough two amazing sets of stamps from Hobbyart but wanted to create a suitable background, probably using distress oxides. Any ideas for suitable murky green, brown colours? They need not to be too dark, as I want the horses, soldier silhouettes to be easily seen.As I will be buying these inks specifically for this project, I don't want to make a mistake and thought it best to ask for advice from those who may have actually used them first. My distress oxides are all pretty colours, which obviously will not work at all. Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:25 AM   #2
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Hello, welcome to Splitcoast!

I don’t have them as Oxides but from the regular Distress line I would have thought Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo would serve you well as slightly “murky” or camouflage type green and brown. As Oxides are basically the same colours, they just take on a different look with water and are a bit more opaque, I’d think those colours would be a fairly safe bet. Maybe somebody who has them could point you to an example of them in use or you might well find examples with a google image search.

It sounds a lovely project, best of luck with it.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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Hi joanne

Thank you, I'll certainly take a look at those colours. I'm planning to stamp a piece to go across the top of the display board. Generally I just use mounted photo's and information but as it's a special year, I'd like to push the boat out. I always make purple poppies to sell for charity to commemorate the animals lost, which we sell alongside the red, so people can wear both. We usually sell about 200. It's a bit tedious to make them but worth it to see folk wearing them. This year I have incorporated a piece of printed ribbon which says 100 yrs - just started making them now but have a long way to go, lol.

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Great project you're working on. I'll have to go look for those sets.
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You can always blend your "pretty" oxides to make greens and browns too - it's such a great ink. So the greener blues with a yellow for a green, and then blend that blend with a red for a brown. Just smoosh them on a craft mat and blend with a brush.
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Were the animals on the front lines? I am thinking horses and dogs, but immediately what came to mind was exploding shells and smoky air, and wondering if you could create that atmosphere? You maybe able to use some of your brighter colours this way.
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Id use Old paper, Moss (I forget the full name) and tea dye.
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Don't forget patriotic red, white and blue as well.
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