Level Up Your Distress Oxide Backgrounds!

Hi everyone! There are so many fun techniques you can do with Distress Oxides. But did you know there is also a technique with which you can make them more vibrant? For the cards of today I created 2 Distress Oxide backgrounds and transformed them by using Distress Micro Glaze. In the video on YouTube you can see the before and after, it will really surprise you!

This month we have the Crafty Friend challenge over at Cloud9 Crafts. Check out the Instagram post to learn more! Only for this month there will be 2 winners, you and your tagged crafty friend! As I’m a DT member, I also created these cards as inspiration for the challenge.

Over on my YouTube channel, I will show you how to use this technique, and how I made these cards. You can also find a full list of supplies used in the description box. If you like watching my videos, remember to like and subscribe. Interacting with my videos truly helps making my channel grow, so thank you!

For the first card, I used Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina. These are my 2 favorites of the new colors and they work beautifully together. For the second card, I used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Speckled Egg.

To create the backgrounds, I smooshed the Distress Oxide onto a craft mat, and picked it up with Glossy Alcohol Cardstock. In order to get an interesting looking background, I added multiple layers on top of each other, drying them in between. After I was done with all my layers, I let the backgrounds dry.

In the video you will see I used different amounts of ink for both backgrounds, and the effect it will have in the end. Now to transform the Oxide backgrounds, I treated them with the Micro Glaze and also buffed of the excess. It was really amazing to see what the Micro Glaze does to the vibrancy, and even the color of the Distress Oxide.

To finish off the cards, I used the Thank You for Being a Friend die-namics from MFT. One card I turned into a shaker card, and for the other I stacked the die cuts on top of each other for dimension. So here are 2 cards, different design, different colors, same technique. I’m curious to learn which one you like more!

I hope you like these cards, and you will give this technique a try! Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

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