1 Bike + 3 Oxide Inks

I am over on the Foiled Fox blog today with these sweet new stamps from Simply Graphic. The Foiled Fox has just brought in a lovely selection of cool stamps and dies from Simply Graphic and they shared a video on Wednesday introducing them all.

I went simple and graphic with my first two card layouts by blending oxide inks in stripes on both white and kraft cardstock. I stamped the ‘Spring Bike’ stamp in versafine clair nocturne above and embossed with Brutus Monroe alabaster powder below. I love how the white pops on kraft.

I thought I had finished after these two cards but the three oxide inks, rusty hinge, picked raspberry and salty ocean all wanted me to try a watercolour technique. I embossed the bike in clear powder on watercolour paper then smooshed the inks on my glass mat, spritzed with water, then swiped some watercolour paper through the inks several times to fill it with colour.

You can see I did get some grey and brown in the mix but I thought it worked well to define the bike and suggest some ground behind. When I saw how it looked on half the tire I mixed some more and painted the whole tire. I also filled the basket with blue but other than that the inks landed where they landed!

I finished all the cards with sentiments from the ‘English sentiments’ set. What sweet simple stamps these are. Make sure you visit the Foiled Fox to see the rest of their Simply Graphic selection.


4 Comments on “1 Bike + 3 Oxide Inks”

  1. Donata says:

    Nice! It’s good to see how the Oxides fit into your techniques.,I’ve been a bit shy about purchasing them but they are all that the local chain stores want to carry, harder to find the Distress for a quick dash and pick up. Would like to see more of your successful play and paint withe these oxides. All three cards and bike image are super cute, thanks again for posting!

  2. Pat says:

    Three fabulous looks using this pretty bicycle stamp, and the stripes of colour look great on both white and kraft, and then the washy smooshed background on the last is so bright and beautiful, and I love the added darker tones behind the frame and for the tyre, and the blue basket with flowers is perfect Heather. x

  3. nancystiz says:

    Love the simplicity and bright colors of your first two cards. What a gorgeous watercolor wash on the third card! You did a perfect job grounding the bike too. The white ink resulted in a clean, crisp image, something I have not yet achieved with white embossing.

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