Apr 24, 2017

Distress Oxide Texture Paste Tehnique


When I was a baby girl, we lived in what my family referred to for all these years as "the shack".  My Grandmother would recall giving me baths in the kitchen sink with boiled water.  When my Grandfather came back from WW2, he was never the same.  He became an alcoholic and drank away everything they owned, drowning those dark memories.  He died just before I was born. Seems that we all just wanted to have something and be somebody thereafter.  The problem with having stuff and feeling like somebody, is that you often don't see that enough is simply enough and you forget who you once were.  I guess that's why this precious stamp set is so dear to me.  A reminder to build a life, not just a mass.  To focus on the heart of the home more than its size or color.  But now that I've shared more than you wanted to know, on with the art...


I am really loving the effect of stamping with misted DOX.  Using Walnut stain and the Cog Collection is a great match.  The stencil is by Carabelle Studios, mixed with Walnut Stain DOX.


Just in case you missed my tutorial on tinting texture paste at Stamps and Stencils, do check it out.  


I was so thrilled to find this lone set of Seth Apter dies at convention recently.  I cut a couple of circles from my inky paper.  Where have these rugged circles been all my life!?!?


Layers of holey paper.


I decided not to cut these two stamps apart and used them as a unit onto this little tag.  I layered with a handmade flower from my Small Tattered Florals set by Tim/Sizzix and punched inky leaves from one of his new punches.  I love that thing!  I really like it with these particular flowers.  A bright touch to this rather grungy card.  Thanks for bearing with me today!  To better days and precious memories...




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29 comments:

  1. It is amazing what can trigger our thoughts and feelings. The past can help us all reinvent ourselves if we, our friends or family have known darker days but it is important to stay grounded and be Thankful for what we have. A magnificent piece of Art that you have now given history and a reminder to us all that there is more to life than just being.. Hugs Tracey xx

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  2. All good stuff, Autumn. Stories are good. I totally get what you are saying. Good morning! Love the project and colors... I have yet to play with DOx and texture paste... soon... you'll know when I do! You'll hear me across the country! Ahhh, your treatment of the rugged rings is fab-- looks like authentic rust! Ta-ta!

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  3. What a wonderful stamp and saying. I think it probably means something slightly different to different people. Your technique is wonderful. The stenciling looks great!

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  4. This is fabulous Autumn, love the layers and different textures. Wonderful sentiment too.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Autumn, no need to apologize for this lovely post! What a gorgeous piece of artwork from the stamping to the die cuts to the single precious flower! All a delight for the eyes! And I loved your story. I can totally relate... Sending hugs your way! PS Thank you for sharing some of those bumpy rings with me...I've been hoarding them, waiting for just the right project!

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  6. The rust effect is really good and the card beautiful! Great quote too... Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month Autumn!

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  7. Such a lovely post Autumn, it is clear how much the house and sentiment mean to you and you have showcased them beautifully here. I love that DD set of stamps and those Seth rings look wonderful on your project. Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Who would have thought a simple stamp set would trigger such memories and such a heartfelt post.I love the tag and wonderful sentiment,great texture and grunge on the background and embellishments
    Carol x

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  9. A great post Autumn and it's no wonder that stamp set is dear to you, it's also a wonderful and true quote and I love how you've used it on this lovely card. The pop of the yellow flower is a beautiful embellishment.
    Avril xx

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  10. What a beautiful post, my friend!! And wow!! Your project is stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the details you added and the pretty yellow flower!! The sentiment is gorgeous!! Love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. What a fantastic card Autumn. Love the story with it. The rustic colors looks great... also love the pretty flower. Great design!

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  12. I love a post with some personal background it helps get to know more about the person and where they are coming from, so no it wasn't too much information, just lovely to find out more about how you tick. This card is fantastic with the incredible tactile layers and wonderful imagery. You bring everything to life with such wonderful quotes that we all can resonate with. Great card Autumn. Huge hugs xxx

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  13. As always a super creation Autumn and it's so good to read Oxides work with texture paste to colour it, many thanks for joining our April challenge at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  14. Oh, Autumn, this is incredible! I also love the sentiment, and are words that we all could stand to be reminded of but I need that punch! You are one talented artist!

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  15. "Every step of the Journey is the journey." I love you and your bravery. To share the vulnerability of your soul is hard. It does not go unappreciated.

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  16. Autumn, Your card is wonderful and so perfect are the stamps.
    What a lovely and heartfelt post you shared.
    This is good,makes me feel even more connected to you as a person, not just an awesome artist! Never worry about TMI, some things are just meant to be shared.
    Again-great job on the card!Love those rusty circles as well!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  17. Your grungy card with the pop of clear yellow is wonderful, as is your heartfelt backstory which brings the card to life and amplifies the reasons we create. To discover who we are and why we are here is perhaps the most important thing. Thank you for trusting us with your story.

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  18. A wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

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  19. Your touching story is a lovely addition to your fabulous card, Autumn! Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining the April challenge of the Country View Challenges blog! Big hugs

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  20. Fabulous card!!! I think I need to do some paste tinting with DOX!! What memories!!! Your grandmother sounds wonderful!!!

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  21. Gorgeous rusty layers - your Oxide paste looks fantastic on the cogs, and the shack is adorable.
    Alison x

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  22. Thanks for the share! I love the stencil paste with Distress Oxide (it's on my list to do and thanks for prompting!!). Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Showers and/or Flowers” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  23. What a wonderful post Autumn, I was really moved bu your introduction and of course I adore your project! That bright coloured flower against the grungey background is just perfect, and what a wonderful quote!!!

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  24. This is so delightfu, Carolinal! You did an amazing job with your design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.

    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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  25. Really lovely Autumn, thank you for sharing you story, and also your fabulous artwork xx

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  26. Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Tags’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  27. What a wonderful project, Autumn, and you have brought that story to life. I don't think you gave TMI, I love hearing the personal stories and learning more about who someone is, where they came from and where they hope to go. I love your inky background and the rusty-looking accents, the flower is the perfect spot of color. Thank you for sharing your DOX tutorial, too. Hugs!

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  28. A wonderful creation! Great inking and I love your textures! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

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  29. What an amazing project! Your various textures and techniques are really stunning. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.
    Sai

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