Today I am back with a fun art journal using distress oxide sprays! New products in use are lots of fun and these sprays are the best to create backgrounds for your mixed media projects. So here is what I came up with:
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
The new distress oxide sprays are shipping today along with other new goodies by Tim Holtz, and you can find all the links you need if you scroll down.
I love how easy it is to use them to create gorgeous backgrounds in no time. They have properties that you don’t get with the original distress sprays. These are not translucent, they don’t blend as you build up layers so they are easier to work with without creating mud. Plus?! they react with water to give you that wonderful chalky finish.
For the background I used 3 colors of distress oxide inks mermaid lagoon, vintage photo and peeled paint. Check the photo below to see how the blue spray stays on top of the brown one… look at those splashes! Yummy!
To add even more visual texture on the background I did some stenciling using the sprays and paste over the gradient square stencil. I also did some stamping using the new distress colors of archival ink.
For the collage I used cut outs from the Botanical pack. All the flowers, leaves and the bird come from this pack. Check the video to see how I created the branch.
I like to add motivational quotes on my pages, other people like to journal on it. Do what you like! The quotes come from the Quote Chips pack. I keep using these quotes on my pages and the pack goes on and on, there are seriously so many in it… I have it for years now and can’t use it all up!
Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.