In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2019, 01:11 AM   #1
Pearl-ExPert
 
maslex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Plainfield Ct
Posts: 2,007
Default Thinking of jumping on the whole Distress Oxide Ink wagon.

I love the look that cards have when people use the blended inks on the background for the wintery sky. I only do Christmas cards (I make them all year 'round) I've only used one of the Distress Oxide inks (Vintage Photo) that came with a card kit I bought a while back. And I've only used that to ink around the edges of dies cuts or cardstock mats that I have on my cards.

I've never done the "ink blending" but really love the look and have been thinking of starting a collection of different colors. Do you think I should only start of with like 3-4 colors to get a feel for it? Or place my order which has 19 of them in it LOL I like the different blues, pinks, purples, etc.

And what are your favorite wintery sky color combos that you like? I've definitely looked on Pinterest and that's where I got my 19 color choices, but just curious what your faves are?
__________________
Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely BUT...to skid in sideways, chocolate in hand and screaming WOOHOO-WHAT A RIDE!

Splitcoast Member #5361 HEY LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!! :D

Last edited by maslex; 01-11-2019 at 01:17 AM..
maslex is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 01:40 AM   #2
Mad Swapper
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,669
Default

I 'jumped on the wagon' last year and bought all 5 collections over time. My excuse was that I didn't get many of the original Distress inks, and I really like the versatility of the Oxides. They are nice and bright for stamping, stamp well on dark cardstock and the separation of colours which you get when you spritz the ink with water is lovely.

If you're wondering about colours, here is avery 'dangerous' video, in which Tim Holtz explains which colours go together.....I say it's dangerous because when the 5th and final selection came out, I had decided I already had enough of each colour group to manage. Then I watched the video and changed my mind.

Ready? Here it is:



And here is a sample of the cards I made with them for Christmas cards last year. I took a selection of 2 or 3 shades of blue and in some cases swished in some yellows and reds for sunsets. I used mostly lighter shades as the dark ones can be over-powering.
Attached Thumbnails
bethlehem-2018.jpg  
Stampnnatter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
maslex, Brenda71, grateful2bsaved and 3 others like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 02:46 AM   #3
Pearl-ExPert
 
maslex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Plainfield Ct
Posts: 2,007
Default

Oh my, I'm heading off to work but will definitely watch later on today. What about the cheapest places to buy them?
__________________
Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely BUT...to skid in sideways, chocolate in hand and screaming WOOHOO-WHAT A RIDE!

Splitcoast Member #5361 HEY LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!! :D
maslex is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 04:21 AM   #4
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
SCS Gallery Moderator
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Teapot Tuesday TEAm
 
Cook22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 95,631
Default

Place the order for all the ones you like . They are the only ink I have the full collection of, I didn't bother with the regular distress and just picked and chose. I like that they're good for stamping with and make beautiful backgrounds in all sorts of different ways. I don't think they replace the regular distress, but if I could only have one or the other I'd pick the oxides.

Winter skies - hmmm. Weathered Wood is surprisingly useful for skies, and (for Irish skies definitely) Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone. I'd also add Tumbled Glass, and maybe Peacock Feathers. If you do sunrises/sunsets, then wilted violet, wild honey and one of the deeper blues.
Cook22 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
maslex and grateful2bsaved like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 06:55 AM   #5
Pearl-ExPert
 
maslex's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Plainfield Ct
Posts: 2,007
Default

Well, I did it. I just placed an order for a bunch of scrapbook paper and 20 Distress Oxide Ink Pads. I plan on getting all of them (or at least most). Here are the ones I got so far.

festive berries
faded jeans
milled lavender
stormy sky
shaded lilac
tattered rose
chipped sapphire
blueprint sketch
cracked pistachio
wilted violet
picked raspberry
black soot
dusty concord
spun sugar
tumbled glass
broken china
worn lipstick
seedless preserves
salty ocean
mowed lawn
__________________
Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely BUT...to skid in sideways, chocolate in hand and screaming WOOHOO-WHAT A RIDE!

Splitcoast Member #5361 HEY LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!!! :D
maslex is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 07:08 AM   #6
SCS Community Manager Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
UnderstandBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 38,278
Send a message via Skype™ to UnderstandBlue
Default

You'll love them and they're so pretty on colored cardstock.
Attached Thumbnails
img_9064.jpg  
__________________
I'm Lydia.

My Gallery |My Blog | My Store | My Online Classes
Love Splitcoast?
Help us love our volunteers by shopping at Amazon

UnderstandBlue is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
JBgreendawn, bettyjoanes and Dorie95 like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 08:30 AM   #7
Watercolor Wizard
 
Boss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario, Oregon
Posts: 8,447
Default

Now that you’ve made the leap into the world of Distress Oxides, might I suggest you pop over to the thread discussing Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes? Lots of good info there about the blending brushes.
You will need sponges or brushes to use the DO Inks in the way you are planning to use them, and you may not have these in your stash yet.


I opted to take the less expensive route and get the makeup blending brushes from Amazon. The set of 10 was slightly under $14, which worked out to $1 per brush. They are nice looking/feeling brushes with nice dense bristles and have worked really well so far. The brushes do an impressive job with ink distribution, much more satisfying than my efforts with Clarity Brushes, TH round sponge applicators, round finger daubers and sponge wedges....yes, these cheepies laid ink better than any of those products for me and they cleaned up easily and didn’t shed hairs.



Enjoy your DO collection! You have a lot of fun ahead of you.
__________________
Susy
Boss is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
TeeGeeDee, shazsilverwolf and maryalena like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 10:05 AM   #8
Insane Embellisher
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: California
Posts: 941
Default

Nice color selection. I think there are a lot of good blends using those colors. I don’t have the brushes yet but they are on my must have soon list. Given the recommendations and samples here and on blogs I think the brushes would be a great add on to using these for skies, etc.
__________________
Mary
maryalena is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2019, 06:26 PM   #9
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Dorie95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 695
Default

When I make a sky, I like to use a little pink here and there. It would work for a Winter sky, I'm sure. I'm not sure of the exact names of the DO's, my "studio" is not where my laptop is, so yes, I'm too lazy to go and look!
__________________
We can't all be stars but we can all twinkle.
Dorie95 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
maryalena likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 07:07 AM   #10
Stampin' Fool
 
cobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Matthews, NC
Posts: 1,278
Default

I have quite a large collection of Distress Ink; original and Oxides. The Oxides are fun to blend and create backgrounds with because it’s just amazing to put some pink over top some brown or green and still see pink! As long as you have heat set the brown or green layer first!

The thing to remember about Oxides is that after you wet them they turn cloudy and hazy and “dull”...they “oxidize” when you get them wet. So for me, while the creation process is fun; when it’s all done I don’t find the oxidized dull look extremely appealing. You can use both original Distress and oxides together...but the original will always reactivate when they get wet again so you have to be careful what colors you put together.



You can also use a glossy paper with the Oxides and when you’re all done rub on a coat of Distress Micro Glaze to bring back a little “glow” to the colors. However when I did that I could not stamp over top of it anymore. Not with Archival or Stazon Inks.

So creating a sunset type sky and trying to stamp some silhouette trees in black did not work as I hoped.



The bottom line for me is that when it comes to creating a sky, either sunrise, sunset, or full on nighttime; I prefer the richness and the “glow” I get from original Distress Inks.

Editing to add that after years of playing with Distress Inks and using the Tim Holtz blending tools, sponges, cheap makeup brushes, fingertip and large round daubers; I just received my order of the Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes and LOVE them!! They truly are life changing! I have never been able to get the smoothest blends I see others get on videos no matter the tools or paper I switched to. But these brushes make it so easy! All other ink blending tools have been gathered up and put aside in my box of potential stamp sets and other craft items to donate away.

Last edited by cobby; 01-12-2019 at 07:15 AM..
cobby is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 09:24 AM   #11
Cardstock Collector
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Default Need some help with this

I actually have not used either type of inks, I started stamping years ago when you had to go to a little stamp shop to get individual stamps on blocks and a black stamp pad. I have come back in the last few years to enjoy all the new ideas and tools. However, I want to slowly jump into the distress inks and wonder if those who are using them are buying the 3x3 pads or the 1x1 pads. I know the 1x1 are advertised as for "smaller projects" but I do want to start slow on the budget and don't want to get the wrong size. Any suggestions? Great thread, thanks!
cmestampin is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 09:54 AM   #12
Die Cut Diva
 
shazsilverwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Worcestershire, England
Posts: 3,361
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobby View Post
You can also use a glossy paper with the Oxides and when you’re all done rub on a coat of Distress Micro Glaze to bring back a little “glow” to the colors. However when I did that I could not stamp over top of it anymore. Not with Archival or Stazon Inks.

This is a real coincidence- just seen posted on Facebook. This lady uses a baby wipe to wipe off the oxidisation from photo paper, and can still stamp on it after.
__________________
silverwolfcards blog
My gallery
shazsilverwolf is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cobby likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2019, 11:28 AM   #13
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
SCS Gallery Moderator
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Teapot Tuesday TEAm
 
Cook22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 95,631
Default

Yes, baby-wipes are what I've been using and I've been able to stamp.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g.../photo/2835012

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g.../photo/2846682

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/g.../photo/2883833
Cook22 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
cobby and shazsilverwolf like this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 10:48 AM   #14
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Joan B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 15,794
Default

one of my favorite inks. I only have about 15 colors but I love them
__________________
Dear Paperlicious Stamping and a serial novel, "How Stamping Destroyed My Life"
Joan B is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #15
Compulsive Stamper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Belton,TX
Posts: 41
Default

Well, I just jumped in with both feet and ordered 24 colors. I love the Distress colors, so this should be fun. Now to find a place to store that many more inkpads.
suber is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off