Monday, 25 February 2019

Stamping with Oxides

Hi everyone,
Today I got out my Oxide Ink reinkers to play around with some backgrounds.

All stamps and chipboard used are from KinderKreations
I used the reinkers but the new Oxide sprays would work just as well.
I put a little drop of colour onto my messy mat and tap the stamp over the top to cover in ink.
Then just stamp onto your page. I find it gives a lovely soft water colour distress effect.

 For the first page I used marshmallow cardstock as it is a heavier weight and takes mixed media techniques well.

Here is the finished layout.

I then thought what would it look like on water colour paper as the oxide is designed to react well with water.

I took a piece of 12x12 water colour paper and spritzed it with water and then stamped on it the same as above. As expected it bled into the paper but ended up a bit too blury.

So I dried it off and took a darker colour for the flowers and leaves and did a crisp stamp over the top. So I ended up with like a shadow effect.

This is my finished layout with this page.

I finished off the layout with some Vicki Boutin and Simple stories ephemera and stickers.

Thanks for looking.


  1. I'm delighted to see your post Tracy. I love you piece. I have been playing with this technique for a while and every time the effect you get is different.

  2. Hi Tracey, thank you for sharing your LO, its lovely and like this technique and effect