Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dreams & wishes - using Oxide Distress Inks

By now you have probably heard of the new Oxide Distress Inks and have wondered, how are they different from the good old Distress Inks? What can they do that the Distress Inks can't? If you want to have a go at a new product, come to class next week! It's the best way to try before you buy! I have only used the re-inkers, which are even better value than the ink pads. Both are available at Toni's shop too.

My verdict is that they are awesome! Even my very first try turned out super nice. I made this gorgeous galaxy background with hardly any effort at all. You can layer them, mix them, spritz them with water and every single time it looks amazing. For this project, we will keep the layout quite simple so that the glorious colours can take centre stage. You will of course choose your own colour combination and I haven't had one yet that didn't look amazing, because the colours don't blend together into a brown puddle.

There are 3 items we will need for this technique: a heat gun, a heat mat and a water spray bottle. If you have these three items at home, please bring them to class! If everyone has their own, the class will go faster and you won't need to wait in-between steps for your turn. BUT I will also bring my own and we have a few at the shop to share, so don't let that keep you from coming along!
If you don't already own a heat mat, you might want to get one. They are the most versatile mat for all your messy crafting, heating, embossing, spraying and inking and you can see the colours best on the white ones. I highly recommend the white heat mats that Toni sells. 

You will need:
- 1 photo (4x6") in either direction. Any colour combination will work, but avoid a crazy busy photo with too many competing colours. If in doubt, bring a black and white.
- cutter

Optional, but highly recommended to bring:
- heat gun
- water spray bottle / mini mister
- heat mat

See you on Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday 10am or 5pm (you must book in for the evening class)
at Toni's Sccrappin' With Style
21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central
Cost is $25 and includes everything.

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