The distress oxide trials – Overstamping

Today’s misty muted scene is brought to you by ‘The Distress Oxide Trials’. This one was one of my early experiments involving stamping over stamping. The effect might be a bit messy for some but I like the way lighter colours over darker colours give something of a skeletal look. I used the ‘feathery’ stamp and inked it with peeled paint first, spritzed then stamped, did the same with vintage photo, and finished with broken china.

You can see the blue over the brown shows up as a x-ray type image. On the right hand side there was an area without much brown so I decided to soften it even more with water to create the look of light coming through.

To finish the card I matted with both brown and  blue cardstock then added a sentiment in brown.


Stamps: Feathery,  snippets (Penny Black)
Inks: vintage photo, peeled paint, broken china distress oxide inks (Ranger) versafine vintage sepia (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, blue cardstock, brown cardstock

7 Comments on “The distress oxide trials – Overstamping”

  1. Cath says:

    Fascinating and lovely effect.

  2. ednamburgess says:

    I like the look, even though it is a little messy looking. I’m going to try it. Thanks for trying all the different things with the new ink pads. Edna

  3. I love the effect! Love these colours together. I will be trying this technique – I so appreciate you doing these trials and sharing them with us. Thank you! xxx

  4. memalagene says:

    Love the soft light filtering effect. Thanks for your trials and inspiration!

  5. Pat says:

    It is great the way the light colour shows over the dark using the oxide inks Heather, this has drama and atmosphere. It is interesting to see the different properties these inks have. x

  6. I love your techniques and cards so much, yet what really stands out for me is your bravery with ink, card and stamps.

  7. Lindsey says:

    What a FEW might call messy looks beautiful to me! Lovely combination of colours.

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