Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Find a Way by Amanda Southern



Hi Everyone






For this week’s make I have a tag for you, I have used the fabulous Oxide inks and also some older stamps from my stash that I think deserved an inking again.



Here’s What I Did:


Taking a Ranger #8 manila tag I gave it the Distress Oxide treatment. Now these ink pads, it would appear, are taking the world by storm and I along with the rest of the world, I love them too. 

I first laid down a few colours on my craft sheet and misted with water before then picking the colour up dragging the tag through it. After every swoosh through the ink I then heat dried the colour before repeating the process, this allows the colours to build up on themselves, and the water gives them their wonderful oxide effect. I chose colours that gave a rusty look. I then used the oxides to add texture to the background by stamping with the inks over the background, again in the same colours that I had used for my background.






They just stamp so beautifully and leave a chalky colour.

I then stamped my main image, one of the fabulous Finnabair women, in black Archival in and added touches of colour to her using the oxides with a water brush and a little coloured pencil work. I then added some of Tim Holtz new design tape.

I then added my ribbon which I have coloured using the Oxide inks again, this time using the same technique as the tag and again drying the ink on the ribbon after each swoosh through the ink, I love how the colours again have laid on each giving a fabulous effect on the ribbon.







If you haven’t tried Distress Oxides yet you are missing out on a fabulous new product to play with.


What I Used:


Distress Oxides – Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio
Prima Finnabair Stamps – ‘Never Too Late’ and ‘Dirty Walls set’


Hope you like it, see you next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

11 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum.. from the background (ooh, stamping!) to the chalky seam binding - it's a treat.
    Alison x

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  2. Great work Amanda... Love your oxide effects x

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  3. A really gorgeous tag Amanda and fab use of those addictive oxides too.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Love your tag Amanda, oxides create fabulous effects don't they. I do love that Finnabair stamp it's always seemed to have an air of mystery to me & she looks stunning amongst your background... Tracey xx

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  5. Stunning tag and yes Oxides rule the world at the moment ha ha
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Gorgeous tag Amanda! Love the background! Xxx

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  7. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing the oxide technique. I have just bought some of the new inks, so will give it a try!

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  8. Wonderful tag, adore the background and the stamp is fabulous! xxx

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