Good Morning Creatives!
If you are in the crafting world at all, you know that Tim Holtz Distress Oxides are ALL the RAGE!
They are known for their smooth finish and vivid colors.
Today, we are going to play with my three favorite Oxide colors in an easy and quick background for your bible journaling or other mixed media project.
Gather those supplies!
The supplies for this project are:
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides (Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron & Pickled Raspberry) and Blenders
Large Background Stamp (I used an old floral stamp I had)
Finishing Touches: Stickers, Stencil, Marabu Graphix Fineliner in Black .8
Keepin’ it Easy!
To make you background, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!
Start by using your Blender to apply each your colors to your plate. Make sure to overlap just slightly, using a “dabbing” technique rather than a “circular” technique. I find this allows for a more blended color, rather than the new color obliterating the old one.
Don’t be worried if the color appears too light or transparent. It will all work out! Promise!
Once you have your background as you like, use your background stamp to add texture.
BONUS: The ink you lift from one color will transfer onto another color creating an even more harmonious background.
Now just flip your edge plate over on to your bible margin (or whatever project you are making) lining up the edge of your plate with the edge of your words. Gently peel back your plate. I find that Distress Oxides can be a little “sticky” so don’t be worried if your paper follows your plate for a few seconds.
Here is the background:
You can see how the Mermaid Lagoon transferred down to the other color regions as a I stamped.
In the close-up you can see that “dabbing” where your colors overlap gives you a beautiful blend.
I kept the final parts of my project easy: added a little more distress oxide around the edges and with a stencil, added stickers and lastly added journaling and accented my stickers with my Marabu Graphix Fineliner.
The word “fear” is a single word, but it can hold us hostage in so many different areas of our lives.
BUT…when we find our freedom from that one little word of fear, we find freedom in those same areas.
This passage spells out a few:
Lift up your face
Forget your troubles
Life will be brighter
I hope you will take some time to find small ways to fight whatever fear might be holding you back from becoming the person you truly want to be.