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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

Monday 28 August 2017

Paperartsy, Ink & Dog Vintage and Distress Oxides

Happy Monday to you all,  I'm over on the Paperartsy Blog tonight with a little experimentation!

I started off with using the Distress Oxides onto Paperartsy smoothy cardstock, perfect for taking the Oxides along with the extra water to smoosh it around!

Again, using the Oxides, I added in some stamping & stencilling using the stamps from Paperartsy Vintage Ink & The Dog set #ID04.

Through the mini masks I sponged on some Paperartsy Metallic Glaze, you obviously can't see here but wait and see what happens next!

Once the glaze has dried add another layer of  Distress oxides, this time in Walnut Stain, wipe back with a baby wipe and.......

The colours you left under the glaze come gleaming through the matt effect Distress Oxides.

I love the sheen that the glaze creates and the fact that the colours that I started with are allowed to peep through!

I can't wait to get my hands on the new set of oxides and start experimenting with the new colours!Thank you for popping over, comments are always gratefully received.

Happy Crafting,

Clare x x x 


  1. Wonderful, I love all those layers! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Wow, Clare what a beautiful project and what a great experiment. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Wonderful techniques in this Clare. Thanks for the ideas. The result is fabulous. Love the poet man.

  4. This isn't amazingly good Claire. Thanks for the inspiration. Had to read the PA blog twice and your one once to get the technique! Fabulous! Xx

  5. How did that happen. Should say this is amazingly good! 😬

  6. Thank you for your lovely comments 😘

  7. Gorgeous and love the bright grungy look

  8. Stunning piece, I have the metallic glaze, unused not knowing what to do with it, this is an amazing tutorial, thankyou xx


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