Distress Oxide Inks and Stencils - A Stencilgirl Blog Hop

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When I heard that we were going to be doing a blog hop with Tim Holtz I was very very excited! Ranger products were some of the very first ones that I ever bought in my mixed media journey and they have remained a staple every since then!

Stencilgirl are having an amazing give away as well so be sure to scroll to the end to see how you can be in with a chance of winning!

Working with the Distress Oxide Inks and Stencilgirl stencils is a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned. I'm sharing with you a great resist technique in my mixed media art journal using gesso and the distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. Follow along my mixed media technique with my video.

When we got the choices of products I knew straight away I wanted to try out the new Distress Oxide Inks in my art journal. I have to say I normally have no problems working my stencilgirl products along with new supplies but I was a little stumped with the inks. How could I get them to work with my stencils?

Having a play

I was playing in my sketchbook with a few ideas and then I had a thought about using them with Gesso. Would the Gesso change the color? How would it react if I used Gesso as my "paint" with a stencil?

The end result

I discovered a really cool technique using the Gesso which I am excited to share with you today. The technique worked especially well with the Klimt Forest stencil I picked for my art journal page. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial!


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One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Sign Up for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!

Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments!
(One comment per blog please.)

You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.

October 18: Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mary Beth Shaw

Debi Adams

Cindy Gilstrap

Carol Baxter

Sandee Setliff

October 19: Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Gwen Lafleur

Belen Sotelo

Tina Walker

Karen Gaunt

Louise Nelson


October 20: Distress Crayons 
Sherry Canino

Torrie Gass

Mary C. Nasser

Kiala Givehand

Janet Joehlin


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You can sign up right now for my free online class, Play with Black!

Black is often a color which is overlooked when working with our mixed media projects. With so many other amazing colors available, it's easy to do.

Join me as we delve into the dark side of mixed media! Working with only a few supplies, let’s explore a variety of ways black and its values  can be used to create a gorgeous, layered art journal page.