Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Distress Oxide Watercoloring

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters, its Nina-Marie Trapani here, bringing a new Studio Monday video to you that features some fun, Distress Oxide watercoloring and stamping!

This technique would be perfect for coloring a variety of backgrounds, but my favorite backgrounds for this are geometric ones, such as the Round and Round Background from Simon Says Stamp.

I stamped the background with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks. Then – using the same Oxide colors I stamped with – I watercolored the background. Mixing those colors together in spots created new colors, which adds some great variation to the pattern! 

After coloring the background, I used the Simon Says Stamp Say It All Friend set to stamp a greeting; I paired that black stamped sentiment with another one, embossed in white on Guava cardstock.

Finally, I embellished the card with a few Ice Crystal sequins. 

This colorful, abstract design was so much fun to create, and I hope you will try this technique out for yourself; watch the video below to see exactly how I did it! 

WATCH THE VIDEO

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  1. Love those colors and your brilliant use of them! What a great background stamp, and those new sentiments are wonderful!

  2. Amazing card – the background is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and idea for using large stamps such as this.

  3. Love distress oxides! It is so helpful to have the list of colors for those of us just learning how to blend. Always love your designs as well! Thanks so much Nina!

  4. Wow, beautiful coloring. I just purchased one of the distress oxide ink pads recently, but I definitely will get some more.

  5. This is so pretty! I always enjoy seeing these types of painted backgrounds but have never dared to try. Love this!!

  6. Awesome Nina-Marie, I have Oxide inks but still not done any watercolour with them. This background stamp is stunning and from what I see by different designers very versatile. Thank you so much for you great video tutorial and inspiration.

  7. Love your videos! This card is beautiful. You always inspire me to try new techniques. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Nina this is awesome, you’ve reminded me so much of being younger & drawing lots of overlapping circles then colouring them in. Brilliant colouring idea, thank you for the blast from the past x

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