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Tim Holtz Distress Oxides

Definitely look forward to April as this is when I go home, stay with the family, then trot off to Ally Pally.

Not this year, first time of missing the show since it started.  Family all flew to Spain for an Easter break plus my brother and SIL decided to go to Somerset.

What about all that money I saved? Yeah, as if … went on a spending spree at HochandaCarabelle Studio and Frantic Stamper.

Had the MISTI tool for awhile now and I have always been tempted to buy the larger version but so glad I didn’t because one of my purchases at Hochanda is the new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform … and all the Pebeo paints plus Sheena’s newest stamps and dies!!!!

Sorry Mrs MISTI looks as if you are going to be redundant!!!!

All the Oxide Inks arrived a few weeks back … it only took a week from the time I put in the order until they arrived.

Didn’t dive in and play right away, waited until I felt the time was right to have a go with them.  Made a few different makes using various colours and techniques.


Wanted to find out how good the image looked when stamped with the inks and also how they reacted to colouring in with a water brush.

Just took my time and slowly added water as I went along.  At each stage if I was happy with how it looked then out came the heat gun to dry.

DO’s used are: Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain also used the DI Black Soot.

Next make is completely different plus more colours used.

  The card above uses DO’s – fossilized amber, worn lipstick, broken china and spiced marmalade.

All the colours were blended onto an A4 card which was then die cut with one of Sheena’s newest dies also the Thinlits Wildflower die set.

Stamped onto some of the waste card and fussy cut the lady plus some butterflies before adding onto the card.

List of stamps used.



8 Responses to “Tim Holtz Distress Oxides”

  1. Brenda says:

    What a feast for the eyes Shirl and I am off to hunt down that Carabelle lady as she is gorgeous. I am still in need of one or two oxides still such as spiced marmalade but they are fun aren’t they. Enjoy your play with them as I am sure there is more to come.

    B x

  2. Craftyfield says:

    I have been wondering about the Sheena dies, the websites product pictures don’t show them properly but I like what I see here. The colours are so beautiful in your second piece I want to see more! And the Carabelle stamps are STILL on my wish list, but then I still have new un-inked stamps to take on a spin! Happy Easter! xx

  3. butterfly says:

    I didn’t make it to Ally Pally either (was in CZ), but probably just as well as I don’t think I’d have any money left at all. Lovely to see your Oxide experiments – fabulous both in rusty neutrals and in springtime colours. I love that bird stamp, not seen that before – you tempter! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter weekend.
    Alison x

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    Wow! You’ve been colorfully busy, Shirl! Beautiful creations full of rich colors and fantastic images. Love them! Hugs, de

  5. coco says:

    Hi Shirl!
    First, ann Happy Easter to you and family, and a very good April month and time where you plan to go..
    Great supplies bought! 😀
    And Wow, gorgeous plays and cards here using your DO and Carabelle, I’m always in awe in front of your talent and ideas!
    Hugs, Corinne xxx

  6. Shirley says:

    Gorgeous makes, I also love that beautiful lady. Looks like you had great fun with the Oxides. I haven’t broken down and bought them yet. I would like to try them out first to see if I really need to add more to my stash. Sorry I haven’t been by, life is quite hectic and will be unsettled for a while. Take care Shirleyxx

  7. I just love what you’ve done with the Oxides! Both are gorgeous in totally different ways to me, but I am in love with your squirrel! Wish list!!!

  8. Carola says:

    Wow Shirley, beautiful creations full of beautiful colors and fantastic pictures. I also love the Distress Oxide and today I also got the stamp plate from Tim Holtz. Really awesome … by by MISTI 😉
    Hugs Carola

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