Sunday, 19 March 2017

Oxide tags....

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
Its been another super busy week here.....with not a lot of free time to get inky!
However, I did manage to squeeze in a quick playtime using the Distress oxides....
I love, love, love the effects they give....the best way to describe them is its a bit like adding milk to your ink, they are a real game changer allowing you to create some cool backgrounds!
I had a play on two tags

For this tag I used fossilised Amber, faded jeans, cracked pistachio, 
spiced marmalade and walnut stain
I built up the layers of oxides, I love that they don't mud, 
you can still see the colour onto of each layer.
I then added lots of Idea-ology cogs....these were painted using texture paste 
then coloured using the oxides
The man doll is from the Idea-ology paper dolls....his wings are from the botanical ephemera pack

For the next tag used the oxides to create a background and stamped using a text background. 
I then added a layer of ranger crackle paste and left it to dry.
Next I added some texture using one of Tim's stencils with some grit paste,
when it had dried I used distress crayons and the oxides to colour the paste.
(note: the paste will pick up some of the oxide colour of the background too as it is distress!)
I then painted the girls using distress paint and crayons
I used cracked pistachio, walnut stain and fossilised amber in the oxides
The stars were punched out and coloured the same way
To finish I added some words from the Idea-ology clippings and framed them in a vintage optical slide from my own stash.

These tags were fun to create and were great to experiment with the oxides....
As always please feel free to leave a comment, I really appreciate you popping by

Have a lovely week
Bye for now 

Kaz
x





19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Kaz, love the colour on the dresses and the texture . The added random stitching is a lovey touch. I always adore the little details. Tracy x

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  2. Love what you do, you make the ordinary extraordinary- fabulous tags

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  3. So gorgeous Kaz! TFS :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous Kaz love them xxx

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  5. These are soooooo amazing!! Like everything else that you make. Thank you for inspiring so many of us!

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  6. OMG these are the CUTEST tags ever! Loving the Oxide inks. They are so yummy aren't they. Pinned...

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  7. Your tags are stunning, the oxides look amazing in the background and I love the effect of the crayons on the paste too. The girl's clothes look beautiful coloured and your stitching and embellishments always finish your work off so beautifully! Anne x

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  8. So so gorgeous!! Love the colours and awesome layers!

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  9. Wonderful layers and I love how you have tinted the girlies! Making a note of that! Inspirational as always! Xx

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  10. Nice work! Love the effects you are getting with the Oxides. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The oxides look is fabulous! Both your tags are fantastic! As always a wonderful work! Barbara

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  12. great tags and love the paper dolls xx

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  13. These are both sooooo delightful Kaz, I can definitely resonate with the milky ink scenario the inks really produce a gorgeous opaque look and your designs are fabulous. Have a great week xxx

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  14. Love both tags Kaz x wonderful colour combinations and textures. Love the dolls and ephemera/lenses

    Tfs Annie xx

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  15. Oh so cute ... these paper dolls so fun love your oxide work !!

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  16. Glad you got some paste, and love the oxides mixed with it on these fab tags...gorgeous!

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  17. Fabulous tags ! Kaz You're a natural at this game x

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  18. These are absolutely gorgeous! I will have to check the oxide line out. I wish I would win the lottery I just keep needing things.

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