Hi lovely crafty friends, today I have the coolest Distress Oxide Spray resist technique that I am so excited about. I stumbled upon this while I was brainstorming about another technique and the different ways to approach it when I had a light bulb moment. So I had to try it immediately and it worked and I am so excited to share it with you today.
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I have a super fun resist technique to share and it’s one of the easiest resist techniques I know. So make sure to watch the video to see how this is done and get all tips and tricks so you can try it yourself.
How Did This Technique Come To Life
I was thinking about another technique video when I had an epiphany, this technique popped into my head and I just had to try it. So I dropped everything I had planned and tried it right away:-) And the coolest thing happened, it worked, I can’t begin to explain how cool it is when something you have in your mind actually works in real life especially when you are pretty new to a product.
The micro glaze is a wax like paste that can be used to seal the distress products to make them stay put, ready to layer more colour so they don’t react to water or other fluid anymore.
To make sure sealing with the Distress glaze works you have to have glossy cardstock and that is of course more expensive than regular cardstock.
For the technique I want to show you today you can use smooth cardstock like Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) that I like to use. It’s great for wet mediums, like sprays but also pastes and Shimmer Powders as it can take quite some fluid, like water and ink sprays.
First The Backgrounds
I made a bunch of backgrounds with this technique and used different colours Distress Oxide sprays, here I used a combination of Peacock Feathers ( SBC | CRF | CST | JGG ) with Evergreen Bough ( SBC ) for the background. You can use other inks too, like regular Distress or Distress Oxide ink pad, to make the base. And you could even start with a white background.
On this background I used only one colour Distress Oxides Spray – Fired Brick ( SBC | CRF | CST | JGG ). And you can see here that you get a lot of colours with just the one oxide spray. I used the Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Sprayer ( SBC | JGG ) to help the ink oxidize and this will give you more colour and a fun distressed look. So you can start with just one or two sprays to see if you like them and get gorgeous results.
For this background I used Distress Oxides Spray – Lucky Clover ( SBC ) with Peacock Feathers ( SBC | CRF | CST | JGG ) and this is definitely one of my favorite colours. It’s a blue green kind of colour that goes great with many other colours.
The Resist Technique
I used the Ranger Ink – Dyalog Stencils – Stencil It Too ( SBC | CST | CRF | JGG ) with Distress Micro glaze for the resist technique. For the second layer I used Mowed Lawn ( SBC | CST | CRF | JGG ) with Blueprint Sketch ( SBC | JGG ).
The resist technique requires a spray of some sort. I will try out this technique a bit more because it’s fun and I’m sure I will find other options and I will share those too of course.
For the second backgrounds I used Distress Oxides Spray – Weathered Wood ( SBC | JGG ) for the second layer with the Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Slate ( SBC ) to create this super cool brick stone effect.
And I just can’t get over it how easy and fast this technique is, I think it’s also a great technique for beginner crafters. Amd the fact that it works with stencil is so awesome and simple, I think you have to try it:-)
And the card on the left with Ranger Ink – Dyalog Stencils – Doodle It Too ( SBC | CST | JGG ). This is a double folded stencil that fits into the rubber band inside the dylusions journals. I cut the stencil apart in the middle because I find that easier and I think that was very brave of me and I know this will make some people get the chills:-)
The Finished Cards
For the bright blue green cards I used the Tim Holtz – Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CST | CRF ) for the sentiment. I cut them out of Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Grey Board – ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC )
I coloured the letters with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Blue Tinsel ( SBC ) to add some sparkle. And I glued them on a white mat of the same letters cut out of Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card ( CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) to make the sentiments stand out on the cards more.
For the next set of cards I used Tim Holtz – Thinlits Die – Alphanumeric Label ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) on the left card to make asentiment strip. And I added some Nuvo – Stone Drops – Boulder Grey ( SBC | CRF | CST | TNCUK | TNC ) for some extra dimension.
On the card on the right I used the Tim Holtz – Alphabet Die – Handmade ( SBC | CST | CRF ) for the big numbers and I coloured both the strip and the numbers with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Bubbly Metallic ( SBC | JGG ) with a really cool shiny and a hammered metal look.
On both these cards I used Tim Holtz – Thinlits Die – Alphanumeric Label ( SBC | CST | CRF | SZZ ) to make the sentiment strips. I coloured the strip on the right with Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Aqua Tinsel ( SBC | CRF | CST | JGG ) to add some sparkle.
The strips are very fine lined words and I like to layer them. A few on top of each other to add some dimension or layer them off set like I’ve done on these cards.
I hope you are inspired to try this technique out yourself. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!