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. Beautiful page! Love the soft colors. And thanks for sharing the acrylic block technique for applying the Distress Oxides! I always love Shari’s art journal posts!!

  2. What a great page.. I pinned this so I could use it for a Autumn or thanksgiving card. Really lovely, thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful design! Love the watercolor background, and the gradient colors on the leaves look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow great joby Shari! I love that you used the same colours from the background without water on your die cuts. It makes together such an awesome page! Thank you so much for sharing and showing how you made this.

  5. I always like your choice of colors. These are so pretty for Fall. The ink block technique looks like something I need to revive. Granddaughter would love that. And of course the dies. . .ah, I do love dies and these are perfect, the leaves and the sentiment! TFS!

  6. Love how you’ve used these beautiful leaves from Tim Holtz! Amd the way you’ve watercolored the base with the inks. Great video….thanks for the inspiration!

  7. What an absolutely beautiful mixed media page! I really like your tip of using the oxides via the stamping plate! And these colors you chose are just perfect for fall. The video makes this look easy-peasy, too. Love it, and will be trying it out! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Wow! As usual, you make a bunch of colors that I would have never thought to layer work so nicely together! You and distress oxides are a magical combo. Thanks for sharing!

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