|Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Vintage Photo colour.
These new formula ink pads from Tim Holtz are a game-changer. The unique combination of both Dye & Pigment based inks create these fascinating water-reactive ink pads offering a new and easy way to create unique backgrounds and oxidized colour effects.
Like the original Distress pads, the Distress Oxide pads feature 2" x 2" pads with a higher raised felt for easier use with direct to surface techniques. The inks blend beautifully with a soft fluid motion making them a delight to use with a blending tool or foam pads. There are many different techniques to try with these inks and we've had lots of fun experimenting, you won't find anything else like them on the craft market today.
The technique that we've found most enjoyable is to use the pads directly on your craft mat, then spritz with water, adding the water brings an instant vibrancy to the colours and the magic starts! You can then lay your cardstock over the inks, like a marbling dip, and lift the card to see what you've got. By drying the card with a heat tool you can go back again, multiple times, adding more ink, spritzing more water, until you reach a combination that you are happy with.