I wanted to try out the technique Tim Holtz has demo'ed recently using Distress Oxides on Glossy Paper. I smooshed my inks on my splat mat, spritzed with water and put my Glossy Paper, glossy side down, onto the ink. I did two or three layers, drying in between.
Next, I used the Distress Micro Glaze and a sponge to add a thin layer of Glaze over top. This seals in the ink and makes the colours pop! I forgot to buff with a dry cloth at the end - so be sure to do that step so your adhesive sticks better!
Here's a look at the video from Creativation where you can see this technique up close -
After I stamped the layers of stamps on the background using Distress Oxide Inks I went back over and added some shimmery embossing powder to the unicorn face. I used the Waffle Flower Patched Layers Die to give the edges of my base another stitched element. I was inspired to do the 'rainbow stamping' after watching Nicole Spohr's video you can see here.
I layered some BoBunny papers and a pretty button over the Distress Oxide Glazed background and added some pretty SpiegelMom Scraps sequins! (Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all your purchases at the SMS shop!)
Inside, I used two pretty sentiment stamps from Your Next Stamp, combining the Sweet with the Birthday Wishes. I used my stamp positioner to add a rainbow of coloured Distress Oxide Inks by stamping each colour separately.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a crafty, cozy and magical week!