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 



  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

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

  3. So gorgeous Kaz! TFS :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Kaz love them xxx

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  12. great tags and love the paper dolls xx

  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

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

    Tfs Annie xx

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

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

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

  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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