Mar 10, 2017

Distress Oxide Embossing Folder Tehnique


Ahhh Distress Oxide!  Below are some of my inky background experiments.  I'm still playing and finding new ways to use these new ink pads.

  
Making my own backgrounds is my absolute favorite thing to do!  After accumulating a good stash I decided to take it a step further and create a finished card.  My backgrounds were all done on heavy watercolor card.  I embossed it with an embossing folder and sanded the raised areas to get this look.  I was surprised at how well the sanding worked, perhaps it is because the DOX sits on the surface of the paper more so than regular DI, because it's chalky or pigmented.  



I cased this card from the lovely Audrey Pettit.  I just had to recreate her beautiful project substituting DOX for her embossing techniques and my lovely new Fine Flowers Vol. 2 stamp set by Darkroom Door.


I tried the no line watercolor, first in yellow and green direct to rubber.  After I watercolored it, I felt it needed some contrast, so I overstamped in Vintage Photo.  I don't have a MISTI, so the stamping was off some and I went with it, and rather like that look.


Below I'm sharing another embossing folder test.  This is an inky DOX background with regular DI applied to the embossing folder, lightly spritzed with water, and run through the machine.  I tried DOX directly to the folder the same way and didn't like it as well.  The beauty of DOX backgrounds is the ability to layer regular DI over it and maintain the oxidized look.  These two types of pads work so beautifully together!


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45 comments:

  1. Ohhh this is wonderful - love the sanded backgrounds. That flower is fabulous Autumn
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. This is gorgeous, Autumn!! The background looks amazing!! I just love the colors you achieve with the DOX!! I STILL don't have them yet and you are making me want them so much!! I love the pretty flower and the burlap!! Stunning card, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. So amazing! I am pushing the Oxides to the top of my list!

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  4. fab backgrounds and card!! can't wait until my Distress Oxides arrive-I wanna play too!

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  5. What a lovely background, fun use of burlap and wonderful flower Autumn.

    Hugs Diane

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  6. Beautiful card Autumn, love the look of the background with the DOX - can't wait for mine to arrive.
    Avril x

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  7. I love your experiments with the Oxides, the embossing folder technique is a favourite of mine and it looks amazing with the Oxides and sanding. Your card is so beautiful - just adore the gorgeous flower! Hugs, Anne x

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  8. beautiful Autumn - gorgeous work x

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  9. One of my very favorites of yours Autumn. No idea why except it just makes me want to reach out and touch it and preserve it forever. It's so "innocent". So peaceful but still alive. It's so elegant but yet earthy. It's WONDERFUL! Xj.

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  10. Oooh gorgeous, Autumn, I do love all that I've seen made created with oxides and can't wait till they're here in Oz at affordable prices.... wonderful! Love the layering of colours.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  11. You are making me wish the month away huni lol! Not just you but everyone who has these ink pads, very jealous! Your stamped flower and the line up is not an issue it looks spot on to me. Thank you for your very sweet words, I'm still a bit uncertain with the MM but I love trying out the new and different things. I have been having a messy blast with my alcohol inks for the last two days and hope to get something finished and ready to share next week. Have a good weekend lovely lady and keep sharing your experiments, I feel like your sharing will mean I'll get to grips with the DOX when I have the money to purchase them next month xx

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  12. This is fabulous, love your use of the DI Oxide and I am actually going to try mine out today. Love your result, I just know I will mess up somewhat but practice makes perfect I am told. I got mine in australia so not sure what prize Shaz has seen them at, mine were pretty cheap....Hope I can learn a think or two from you again but you need to get a misti, they are soooo good.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  13. Wow! So gorgeous!! Absolutely loved the embossed background..and the flower is really lovely too!
    xx Ashwini

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  14. Oh my - I just can't wait to get my hands on some of those DOX inks! You've made some amazing backgrounds with them. I love the single yellow flower; even better for being slightly off set and the second background. Superb. TFS

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  15. Fabulous technique and brilliant results, love the finished card Autumn. Have a great weekend xxx

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  16. Gorgeous card, I love your style. So far I've resisted the Oxides, waiting to see them "in real life". They look pretty cool. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  17. Fabulous Autumn, all your backgrounds look amazing and I love the effect of the sanded embossed bits, the second one using the regular DIs too I almost like even beter. The finished card with that stunning flower looks amazing! Have a super weekend! xx

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  18. OH how fun - play time with your new distress oxides! I can't wait to play with them myself! Your made some gorgeous backgrounds and a beautiful card! Enjoy your weekend!

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  19. So pretty! Love the inky details and fancy blossom!

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  20. Wow Autumn...those backgrounds are awesome...I love the card and the flower is just beautiful!!! Lots of hugs.

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  21. Terrific card and background idea Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

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  22. Thank you for the tips etc on the new inks. Great dry embossing, looks fabulous. What a lovely new stamp set x Such lovely colours on your card and the water colouring on the flower is so pretty x

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  23. Your card is stunning, Autumn--love the colors you used, the burlap & that wonderful flower!

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  24. What a stunning card! I love how you focused on a darker background with that beautiful yellow flower as an accent. And the textures and patterns are incredible! This is a lovely combination of several different layers and components and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Wonderful card! Love the embossed and sanded background. Loved seeing your other backgrounds too, thank you! xxx

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  26. Fabulous backgrounds-I love the flower stamp and would never have guessed the outline was off
    Carol x

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  27. Thank you for sharing your beautifully embossed card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

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  28. OMGoodness! That is one STUNNING card! Love it! Beautiful work!

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  29. What a beautiful card, Autumn! I love your Dox backgrounds and they look great embossed and sanded. Your flower is beautiful and I think stamping over it with Vintage Photo was just the perfect touch. Love it! Hugs :-)

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  30. Autumn, you are going to laugh so hard when you see my next post! I swear, I have not seen your post before, and last night I googled something--for an unrelated technique and came to this same post by Audrey. I instantly fell in love, and ran to my Closet. I can never case something exactly, as I get off on my own little rabbit trail. I didn't even check to see what she used other than the flower! But, ha, ha, I have my version coming soon to a blog near you!

    That history behind us, I have to say how amazing your version of her card turned out! I love your sanded background--how clever and what a fabulous result! (I thought to do this, but took a different path on my trail :)) Your flower is gorgeous! I seriously wished I had visited your lovely blog before making my card, but mine is what it is! Yours is BRILLIANT and one of my all time favorites of yours! Sending hugs!

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  31. Looks fab, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxxx

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  32. Oh my, this is so beautiful, Autumn! Your backgrounds look yummy and awesome with embossing and sanding! What a fantastic way to use those amazing DOs, my friend! The flower is just super gorgeous! Love, love, love your brilliant card!
    Thanks so much for such sweet comments on my blog! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  33. Fabulous job with the new inkpads and what a stunning flower, gorgeous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  34. Sweet Design and lovely pop of color with your bright flower. Thanks for playing along in the "Welcome Spring" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

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  35. What a gorgeous card ,love the background
    Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
    Tracey x

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  36. Simply divine! I love the pop of color from that yellow tulip blossom! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Welcome Spring" Challenge

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  37. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  38. WOW, your flower and the bg you created are just wonderful, Autumn!!!! Love the burlap and the bow, too!!!! A beautiful card!!!!!
    Hugz

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  39. I love alllll that yummy texture in the background. This has such a grungy vintage feel to it, while still being elegant. So pretty!

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  40. Lovely card - the embossed background is very cool - and lovely Oxide work too.
    Alison x

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  41. It sure looks like you are enjoying these new DO and creating some fantabulous backgrounds. Awesome sauce to see some of the finished results as well. Hugz to you muffin!

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