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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Swatches

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Swatches

Hello Friends, Thank you for your visit to my blog. A few days back I had shared a picture of my Distress Oxide Ink swatches on Facebook. A few of my friends wanted to know exactly how I had done the same, so I have shot a small tutorial and also have uploaded pics here, which you may use to compare all the 60 colours.

Here is the video tutorial.

I took sheets of Neenah Solar white 80-pound cardstock and divided each sheet into 8 equal parts. Each swatch measured 2 and 3 quarter of an inch by 4 and a quarter inch.

I then used a corner rounder punch to round all the corners and also used a crop-a-dile to punch a hole at the top centre of each swatch.

For my swatches I have used Your Next stamps Thick Stripe-Tastic Diagonal Edge stamp set. I did finish one swatch at a time.

First, I stamped the swatch in the middle, using the stamp and the distress oxide ink I wanted to swatch.

Next, I took the same ink and with the help of a blending tool, I applied the ink to the top portion of the swatch.

Finally, to the remaining ink on the mat (you may dab the ink pad onto the mat if nothing is there), I spritz some water and picked the ink on the bottom portion of the swatch.

To finish the swatch, I did spray water once on the top portion of the swatch using my Distress Sprayer.

After drying the swatch with the heat tool, I used my Brother Label Printer and labelled all the swatches.

A ring binder holds all my swatches together and is really very handy. Here are the pics of the Distress Inks swatched, you may use this for choosing the colors too.

Here are some details about these inks from Ranger Ink website:

Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide® Ink Pads are water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusion that creates an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Use with stamps, stencils, and direct to surface. Blend using Ink Blending Tools and Foam. Re-inkers can be used to re-ink Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides® Ink Pads, which are sold separately. Re-inkers are available in .5 oz bottles.

Water-reactive dye and pigment ink
Available in 60 colors
Coordinates with the Distress palette
3” x 3” Ink Pads

Hope this post is helpful to you. Thank you for taking out time to read through and Happy Crafting…


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