I got two happy mail packages yesterday!! One was my large Stampin Up order, which was mostly supplies only, card stocks, inks, etc. But I did get two really cute stamp sets for free from the Sale-a-bration promotion that I can't wait to play with. And the other package was the new Distress Oxide inks and this Paper Smooches stamp set called Botanical Builders 2 that I ordered from Ellen Hutson.
I couldn't wait to have a play with these new inks! I played around on small scraps of different card stock, and found it did best on the water color paper I have. For this panel, I only used blue and green for my scene. The splotchy background is really cool, and you can keep adding more layers of color and it will stay on top of the previous one.
After the background was done, I stamped the florals and leaves and just love the richness of the ink, and how it again lays on top of the other inside of being 'see through'. I was never impressed with the regular Distress Inks for stamping, especially using clear photopolymer stamps. But this piece shows that this ink is perfect for them!
I can't wait to get back in the craft room and created more pretty backgrounds with these inks! I can see I'm going to need more water color paper, and the oxide re-inkers!! :)
Thanks for visiting, and there are some great videos on Youtube that show these inks in action, in case your interested in them!