Distress Inks vs. Distress Oxide: A Side-by-Side Comparison

by Justine
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Hi Crafters,
the new Distress Oxide inks are all the hype right now after Creativation 2017! I actually took part in the workshop provided by Tim Holtz and managed to snag a few of the inks to play with and I wanted to show you some projects I created PLUS a video comparing Distress Inks and Distress Oxide side-by-side. When I first saw the announcement of these inks, I figured I didn’t need them, what difference could there possibly be?! After seeing them at Creativation, however, and getting the chance to play – boy was I wrong! Don’t forget to keep checking back here because I will be featuring these and a giveaway for the complete set of Oxide inks in the near future 🙂 Reserve your Distress Oxide Here!

Here is a close up of the two tags I created using the EXACT SAME COLOURS in Distress Ink and Distress Oxide: Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick. You can see the opacity is quite different – the oxides (pigment and dye mixture) gives the colours a milky look with clear colour on top of colour while the distress inks are more vibrant.

Here is a quick breakdown of the differences between the two inks formulas

I wanted to share what we made in class at Creativation. Most of you know me as clean and simple but I do like to get inky and grungy with mixed media when I am crafting on my own so this was also something that was right up my alley.

Not to mention I got to meet and chat with both Tim and Mario afterwards and it was such an amazing time. I can’t wait until next year!
If you would like to learn more about Distress Inks, consider checking out my playlist below:

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RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Fired Brick Distress Ink Fired Brick Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Fossilized Amber
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WORN LIPSTICK Ranger TIM21513 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TIM19527 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Cracked Pistachio Ranger MANILA TAGS #8 Craft Inkssentials Surfaces ISM27973 Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTER Spray Bottle Tool IMMR13593 Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

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