Wednesday, 23 August 2017

2017 #12 Hybrid Inks: Paint and Ink {by Sarah Anderson}

2017 Topic 12: Hybrid Inks


I stalk Sarah on instagram to see what she is up to on her 365 daily creations, and this year, Oxide Inks have featured heavily! Which is why I was excited to see what she came up with for a Fresco-Oxide mash up. No matter what she produces, I am often left with as many questions as answers, and her comment that you need to just play and explore is very true! Find you own oxide-style! Jump in and have a go!


Hi everyone, it's Sarah Anderson with you today, and I'd like to share with you the results of playing with Distress Oxides on Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints.

As you know, Distress Oxides are a combination of opaque pigment ink and translucent dye ink, which means you can get the lovely distress ink effects on dark paper such as kraft or black card.  This made me wonder what would happen if I created my own coloured paper using Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints.  I warn you now, this is highly addictive!

My play resulted in a greeting card...

and a number of tags!




Whenever I want to try out a new technique, or product, I get out my sketchbook.  This gives me the opportunity to play and explore, and make notes on what works and what doesn't.  It also means it doesn't matter if things go 'wrong' as it is just something to learn.  If you've not tried this I would definitely recommend it.



The Distress Oxides change shade depending on the colour they are used on.  Distress Oxide (Wilted Violet) on Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (Turquoise) gives this gorgeous blue-ish purple.



After applying the ink to an acrylic block, spritzing it with water, then tapping it onto the painted tag, I discovered that applying the ink directly to the tag itself was much quicker and more effective.



With the first spritz of water, the ink oxidised as expected, but with the second spritz (and more) the ink became more and more speckled.  I find I have my heat gun in one hand and my water spray in the other when I'm playing with Distress Oxides!



The Distress Oxide inks behave differently on paper/card painted with Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint.  Can you see where I've stamped the stars using Distress Oxide (Broken China)?  I didn't spritz these with water, just heated them with a heat gun, yet parts of them changed colour.



I played with stamps from the Electica {Lin Brown} Collection (ELB29 and ELB30)...



...and Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint (Mushroom, Turquoise, Amethyst) and Distress Oxides (Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Fossilised Amber, Faded Jeans, Broken China).  


I love how the dotty circle looks, stamped in Distress Oxide (Broken China) and layered over the purples and greens.




Using Versafine (Onyx Black) to stamp the main images really makes them pop against these colourful, textured backgrounds.

I can't wait to see what Distress Oxide (Antique Linen) does on these painted backgrounds. Or what about Distress Oxide (Black Soot) with embossed white main images?  I absolutely adore these inks as they encourage play in order to find out what effects they make, and combining them with Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paints has just widened my playground enormously.  There are so many colour combinations!  Where will you start?

Sarah Anderson

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Ohhh what great experiments Sarah!! Not just that the ink colour can look different over the paint, but also I am intrigued that you apply product to you acrylic block, spritz that and press it onto your tags! Itching to give that a go too!Fantastic! ~ Leandra


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40 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous experimenting Sarah....love what you have done!

Helen said...

ooh, Sarah!! what gorgeous results... and limitless colours to be created! 96 Frescos and a growing number of Oxides....

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Miriam!

Sarah Anderson said...

So many opportunities to play!! Have fun xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Bless you Leandra, that intro made me chuckle. Thanks for the kind words xx

Mac Mable said...

Always learning and learnt a lot from your post. Can't wait to have a play with these inks x Thank you for the inspiration and helpful tips along the way x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fascinating! Love it!

Lucy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Some really fabulous combos here! I love how you remember to write down what you do! Hugs, Chrisx

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Hazel Agnew said...

Lively, exciting and refreshing! Love them all! Xx

Keren Baker said...

Love how you've produced such gorgeous effects! Beautiful tags!! x

Kate said...

Lovely and vibrant tags!
Kate

Chris Cresswell said...

Fab results Sarah. Great colour combinations.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely the card and the tags Sarah! A fabulous coloring that makes the most of distress oxide inks and I love the way you have used the Linda's stamps! xx

Seth said...

These are all great Sharon. I especially love that card.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous colouring and wonderful pieces!

Sarah Anderson said...

Glad it was an informative post. Have fun with the inks!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Lucy x

Sarah Anderson said...

Not always Chris, lol, but definitely when I'm doing specific play with things new to me, when I'm exploring what can be done rather than making something straight away.

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Hazel

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Keren x

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Kate x

Sarah Anderson said...

😀 xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I just love Lin's stamps!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Seth x

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks for the encouragement Jennie x

butterfly said...

Marvellous moodling - your colour combinations are so exciting, and I so agree about the play element with the Oxides - it's such fun experimenting!
Alison x

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks so much Alison x

Ruth said...

Stunning results....as always Sarah!! xx

Team Clark said...

Love your playtime results Sarah! Love the dotty effect so much!

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ive only just had a chance to read this through and found it so interesting. Love the results of your experimwnts. Lx

craftimamma said...

I'm doing an even later catch up than Lauren but loved this resume of experiments. I haven't been as excited with a new product for years as I am with the new Oxides and this has only made me more intrigued by them. Not enough hours in the day to try everything, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Craftyfield said...

Love it! I haven't played much with the D.O and it's high time I did..

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Ruth 😀

Sarah Anderson said...

Can't have too many dots in my book lol. Thanks for the compliments

Sarah Anderson said...

Thanks Lauren, that's good to hear x

Sarah Anderson said...

I felt exactly the same with the oxides. And I agree, definitely not enough time in the day!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Ooo yes, set yourself some time aside and have a good play, they produce a lovely sense of wellbeing 😀

Wanda Hentges said...

What wonderful play and projects!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Vivian Foo said...

Fabulous experiments and gorgeous results.

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