Hello there crafty friends.... And Welcome to Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge : Obsessed With Distress Oxides.
This week long we're playing around with distress oxides inks. I was inspired by Sandy Allnock recent YouTube vdo about underwater scene with Alcohol Ink Refill. So I thought that it will work as well with Distress Oxides inks.
I began by wetting the whole panel of watercolor paper and dropped the distress oxide inks in random areas. I used shaded lilac, cracked pistachio and broken china. With the help of paint brush I dropped more water in concentrated color areas, taped the panel against my working surface and let it dip downward.
Tips : Do one color at a time and let it dried in between.
I tried to imitate the coral leaves by created the puddle of colored water and blow it upward with my month or you can use straw to create the random spikes.
Tips : If you choose the colors that compliment each others (opposite in color wheel like purple and yellow) you need to dry each layer of color before you add the new color otherwise it will mixed together and turned brown.
While waiting for my background panel to dry, I stamped the adorable whales from Ocean Friends stamp and colored them with copic markers and fussy cut them out.
Once it dried I cut my main panel with Torn Paper dies and stamped the sentiment as well as the whales image directly onto my panel to get the whales' spouts and accent them with Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean.
I then attached the colored image onto the panel with Multi Medium Matte and the whole panel onto black card stock. I also accent the edges with white gel pen.
I hope you like it and have fun with this technique. Thank you for stopping by.
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