Rainbow fun with Distress Oxides

Jo Boland GoGo Getaway DT Jan Layout

Back at our October GoGo Getaway in Hertfordshire Sarah Packer taught a class using the fabulous Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks called Paradise Found. This is one one her layouts from the class.

Sarah Packer GoGo Getaway DT

I jumped at the chance to have a play with my Distress Oxide inks for my January DT project and this is what I came up with. I used lots of colours on my layout, I can’t resist rainbow colours!


I used a piece of 12×12″ white woodgrain textured cardstock which I had in my stash to really show off the ink. I applied each coloured ‘wedge’ of ink with a circle sponge applicator (I have a sponge for each colour), blending one into the other with a circular motion at the overlaps.


I left the blended colour wheel to dry for an hour or so then flicked droplets of water over the page. As the water soaks in and dries in leaves lighter patches of distress oxide ink, such a pretty effect.


I kept the rest of the layout simple with minimal black and white embellishments. This really does show off the vibrant Distress Oxide ink colours that I used.


I used the following colours of Distress Oxide Inks for this layout – Red ‘Candied Apple’, orange ‘Wild Honey’, lime green ‘Twisted Citron’, green ‘Lucky Clover’, blues ‘Peacock Feathers’ and ‘Salty Ocean’, purple ‘Seedless Preserves’ and pink ‘Picked Raspberry’.


I really love the effect of the Distress Oxide inks with water and so does my 12 year old son, he likes to use them for making us birthday cards!

Thanks for stopping by,


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