Water Colouring with Distress Oxides and a video!

Hello – I’m popping in with a rare post that has nothing to do with a design team!!  I don’t often get time to make cards other than for the design teams I’m on (Avery Elle and Simon Says Stamp) but today this card is a “just for fun” card using a stamp set called Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th that I’ve been coveting for AGES!!

At the same time as getting this set I also got other happy mail in the form of my latest order from Simon Says Stamp and in it there were some DISTRESS OXIDE INKS!  Yes, been dying to get hold of these since I saw them at CHA in January.  So anyway, here’s a couple of cards I’ve made with this stamp set.  The first uses the Distress Oxides as a water colouring medium (LOVE) and on the second I kept it simple and coloured just part of the design using a couple of Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  I even created a video too!!


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Thanks C&9th

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Birthday C&9th

Thanks so much for stopping by xxx


  1. Oh wow!! These are wonderful!! Might have to try this with that ink!!

  2. Daria Zender says:

    Love these cards, Caryn! The first is such a lovely color combo. The second is just the inspiration I needed for a card my DH needs ASAP.

  3. Shirley says:

    Very lovely stamp set. Your cards are beautiful.


  1. […] Tim Holtz’s new Distress Oxide Inks react and work the same as regular Distress Inks but they give a cool oxidized look when mixed with water. Caryn Davies used these new inks to water color with and got a really amazing look. Visit her Glitter Me Silly blog for a video tutorial. […]

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