Distress Oxide Background |Technique a Week | Oddball Art Stamps

This is my first week doing a technique a week project for Oddball Art Stamps Blog. I chose to show how I create a quick and super easy abstract background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.

You need:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:
(Reinkers or stamp pad)

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Salty Ocean
  • Seedless Preserves

Spray Bottle filled with water
Watercolor Paper: I used Canson
Heat embossing gun
Easy to clean surface to work on

  1. Squeeze a few drops (I used the reinkers) of Salty Ocean on your work surface.
  2. Spritz with water
  3. Place Watercolor paper on top of drops and press down. Lift paper and move around repeatedly.
  4. Dry with heat gun
  5. Repeat process with the two remaining colors.

Ta Da! Abstract Background ready for your artwork to be added to it.

Click here to watch the video of my process on my YouTube channel. Don’t forget to like and subscribe if you find this video useful.

I added the Oddball Art Stamps image #205. Use discount code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% off your purchase from the Oddball Etsy shop.

Future video on how I painted Sorry Sally. I had a happy accident with this one. She didn’t start out as a zombie. We all make mistakes and I will show how I recovered from this one.

Hope you enjoyed my technique! I would love to hear what other techniques you’d like to see in the future.


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