So I was playing with the new Distress Oxide Inks when I made this gorgeous background. It began with a Ranger #8 kraft tag. Using the craft sheet I added layers and layers of DOX to the tag putting ink on the craft sheet, adding a spray or two of water, dipping the tag in, drying, spraying drops of water onto the tag, drying, dipping, and on and on. It looked fabulous!!! Then I decided to add paste through a Tim Holtz stencil. I knew that the paste would draw up the color but didn't know if it would do that the same as regular DI. I thought about using white paste but then decided to try the Transparent Texture Paste, Matte. Wow!! The contrast between the oxidized background and the not-looking-oxidized paste is fantastic!!! It blew me away. Then I had to try a black tag that you can see HERE. When I finish up that tag, I'll blog it proper.
As I was deciding what I was going to do to finish up the tag I knew I wanted to let that background shine so I kept it pretty simple. I stamped a Hipster, colored it with Distress Ink and a water brush and also some Distress Marker, cut it out. I used the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlit flower dies, cut 3 small flowers from copy paper, colored them with Squeezed Lemonade and just a touch of Spiced Marmalade on the tips, added a brad to the center, crumpled the petals up, sprayed on a little water, left it to dry and then fluffed out the petals. The Crinkle Ribbon is colored with Oxides, crumpled, dried. Distress Crayon was added to the Tim Holtz Idea-ology metal piece so the words would pop. Some Tim Holtz Trimmings Lace and white pen sticking around the edges and it's done.