Art Journaling with Shari Carroll: Distress Oxides

Welcome back to the blog everyone!! Today I have an art journal page that I created using my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. I’ve been wanting to use them in my journal pages but found it awkward to try to drag my journal into the inks.

I’ve found a simple way to get a watercolor effect background by using an acrylic block to transfer the ink onto the page. Now I’ll be using them more to create colorful backgrounds, check it out!!

Shari Carroll, Art Journaling, Distress Oxides

I’ve used only 4 Distress Oxide colors for the entire project, they are: Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, and Peeled Paint. I love how they stack, layer and create new colors in between. One of my favorite properties of this technique is to be able to control where you put the color and the drips and dollops of colors. I also colored the die cut Skeleton Leaves using an ink blending tool. Since no water was used, the color in more intense.

Shari Carroll, Art Journaling, Distress Oxides

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I hope I’ve given you another ways of using your Distress Oxide inks for your projects. Enjoy!!

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  1. So pretty!!! I absolutely love the colors you used, very Fall!! Just a few days ago, Fall decided to show up, thought for use we were going to go straight from Summer to Winter! It’s so nice to have Fall weather and see the leaves start to change color and drop. Thanks so much for sharing, I always enjoys watching your process!!

  2. Wow Shari! This is beautiful! The colors are perfection. I’m just starting to use distress oxides. I bought my first one yesterday 😁 I will be using the block technique for sure. Thank you for the inspiration. #distressinkgoals

  3. Thank you! Never thought of using my block this way. Love the whole page. It was also pretty when you colored the leaves making a stencil impression underneath. Im going to try with gold leaves too.

  4. Fall is the most beautiful season and you really captured that beauty in your art journal page. The colors, images, and sentiments were good choices to put together. Your talent always inspires me. Thank you!

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