Thursday 9 March 2017

More play with distress oxides

Hello there! Well I really loved Autumns tutorial on using distress oxides - so much so I decided to have another play and show the results here! I used them in a few different ways to make up my journal pages which I will explain as I go along!!! Here's the finished page for starters!

I love the muted tones the oxides produce....they are so different from distress inks and yet so similar too - very clever stuff I think!

Here's what I did to achieve this page....

My first move was to use my craft mat - I added dabs of four colours to the mat - cracked pistachio, fossilised amber, faded jeans and broken china, spittzed with water and then literally wiped the mat onto my journal pages. I repeated this until the pages were covered.

Next I mixed a dab of cracked pistachio distress oxide with wendy vecchi crackle paste and mixed thoroughly.

I used a clarity stencil and added the colured paste through.

Here's a close up that shows the dried crackle paste.

Next I stamped directly onto the page using indigoblu stamps and distress oxides.

here's what the page looked like.

Then I again added the distress oxides to a craft mat and used my waterbrush to pick up the colour and paint the images.

The last things I did was a little further stamping and adding the grass by painting with the water brush.

They really are a great product - I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I have used them - simple but fun and results different from distress inks.


Rachel s


  1. This is such a great example of the different way to use the Oxides Rachel - and I love those beautiful feathers, they look like they are dancing in a breeze above the beautiful grasses.... xxx

  2. Lovely work Rachel! I'm so glad you were inspired to experiment. I love your tinted crackle paste - gorgeous!

  3. Lovely pages Rachel! I'll be referring back to yours and Autumn's tutorials as soon as my Distress Oxides drop through my letter box. I've been a bit slow on the uptake but looking forward to trying them out. Thankyou for the inspiration! Xx

  4. Lovely pages Rachel, the soft muted results results you've achieved are so pretty and the tinted crackle is a great idea! Hugs Ruth xx

  5. Fantastic pages Rachel and its lovely to find other ways of using the DOI's x still playing around with mine xx love the co,ours you have used and the stamps look fabulous.

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  6. Awesome tutorial and amazing art journal pages, Rachel! I am so inspired to play with Oxides now! Hugs! Branka xx

  7. Rachel, fab tutorial! Your journal spread is gorgeous and I will be referring back here when I have a play with my Oxides!
    Jackie xx