Art Journaling: Distress Oxide Reinker Technique with Shari Carroll
Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog!!
As part of my Art Journal feature, I come up with card ideas and techniques that you can also use in your journals. I recently played around with some Distress Oxide reinkers and figured out a cool technique. SUPER COOL INDEED! It almost has a wood grain effect. Now I just need to figure out a name for it. Ha! This is a fantastic technique that you can use as a background or starting point for any size project.
This is really simple and quite effective. I’ve used the Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat, a drop or two of ink and an acrylic block to move the ink. I dragged the paper through the ink and VIOLA! For journals and larger projects, you can apply the ink using the acrylic block. One of the effects that I really like is the streaks it created. I think the key to this technique is to keep a bit of white space on your surface.
I’ve used colors that created a masculine feel, but any colors can be used for your desired effect. You can also change the direction of your streaks for an abstract look as well. Fun isn’t it?
I used the Reverse Confetti Mod Floral stamps and coordinating dies for my main image. By die cutting them from my colored paper and lifting them up, I didn’t lose my background.
I’ve captured this technique in a video which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
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I hope I’ve given you inspiration to try something new for your cards and projects. Enjoy!!
What a beautiful card! I love everything about it-the technique, the colors, the twine! You’ve inspired me to make a card just like it!
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