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!!
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.
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I hope I’ve given you another ways of using your Distress Oxide inks for your projects. Enjoy!!
Awesome page, I love the color combination!
Carla from Utah
Just love the colours and the delicatie on your AJ-page!
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!!
Gorgeous. Love the coloured die cuts. Hugz
That is really beautiful. I haven’t touched my art journal in a while, but this might be the inspiration I needed to revisit it, so thank you :D
What a beautiful page! I love the colours, and thanks for the tip about how to apply the inks to a journal page.
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
Love your use of the Oxide inks. I am inspired to do a journal page with them now!
Love the colors!
Love the colors of distress oxides and the technique in a way I have not seen. Love your videos keep them coming.
This is so beautiful! Love the gorgeous smooshed background. Though I have never tried my hand at art journaling, I would love to use this technique to make cards.
Fab palette and technique on this lovely page. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful fall projects! I love those Leaf die cuts and the colors you used.
What a beautiful journal page!
Wow, what a beautiful work of art!
Such pretty autumn colours on your page. Love the two different colour ways with the same ink.
I like the way the background is created! Beautiful page!
This is so pretty – love the colours you used
Oxides are my favorite! Lovely!
Wow, this is so pretty. Festive and creative. Great colors.
Gorgeous fall journal page. I love the new Distress Oxides and love to see different ways to use them.
gorgeous art journal page. love the colour combo
Loving all of the fall colors.
Those distress oxide colors are beautiful!
Such beautiful colors! Definitely a combination I’m going to have to try.
Such a beautiful way to document autumn.
I love autumn and I love how you made this page
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.
What a great idea! I’m a sucker for fall leaves and your choice of colors is eye catching ; )
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!
I was instantly drawn to your art journal page. The colors, the leaves, the composition! Beautiful!
Beautiful fall leaves page! Love the watercolor effects and colors from the Distress Oxides!
Frameable! Love the colours, layout and design. So inspiring ❤️
Thank you Shari, for a lovely technique. It is beautiful.