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Monday, July 16, 2018

12 NEW! COLORS OF DISTRESS OXIDES

12 NEW! Colors of Distress Oxide Inks

Those of us that are familiar with Distress Oxide Inks are literally jumping for joy! We adore, no, that word is not strong enough! We LOVE the Distress Oxide inks currently available!!


Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
 Bundle January 2017

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Bundle
 June 2017 Release 2
 

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink January 2018 

Pigment and Dye

The unique, one-of-a-kind blend that the Oxides have makes them so versatile! On one hand, they are part pigment ink which gives them a bit longer to dry than a dye ink. This gives it the ability to be layered after it is dried. Put on one layer of yellow, dry it, add red, dry it, then add blue! Mud, right? WRONG! 


Tim Holtz showing layering ability on a tag.


On the other hand, the Oxide inks are part dye ink. This has them drying quicker than a regular pigment ink. Blending is so very easy because of the creamy consistency. Any color you choose will blend next to another color and surprise you! 

But besides being able to layer, blend and stamp well, these guys have a special ability to turn chalk-ish, distressed, oxidized hence the name. 


Tag made by layering several different
Distress Oxide Inks!

When sprayed with water, whether a fine mist or thorough saturation, they react and change. They have a chalk-like finish that does not rub off, almost like a patena.


What are the colors?

So, let's get down to business! There are 12 NEW colors added to the Distress Oxide line. Although these colors exist in the Distress Ink dye ink line, they have become an addition to a well-loved family of inks. Forty-eight in total now after Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Skies, Dusty Concord, Old Paper (Tim's favorite out of all 60 colors!), Tea Dyed, and Ground Espresso have been added to the list of Distress Oxides available.


Tim Holtz showing 12 NEW! Distress Oxide Ink Colors


Tim Holtz announced on July 11th, 2018 on YouTube that they were shipping from Ranger to stores THAT day!! So, expect them to be available as soon as possible. For those that shop online, there are stores that are taking pre-orders for them. You pay up front and then they ship them to you as soon as they can.

Please click on the picture below to go to the YouTube Video were he shows swatches of each color!


Tim Holtz New Distress Oxide Ink Color Release

But wait...

So, now that you have done a "Happy Dance", listen up! Did you catch the quick statement he made before wrapping things up??! 

Yes, Tim's friend and sidekick, Mario, spent time labeling everything in Tim's studio! You can find downloadable labels on Ranger's home page, at the bottom, they have a section called 'Organize Your Products'. They have side labels for your ink pads, mini ink pads, for the lids of your paints and your stains and there are videos that go along with tips on how to do this!




But the REALLY cool, stupendously awesome thing is.....(drum roll) Tim let it slip that the last of the Distress Oxide Inks will be released by Ranger by OCTOBER 2018!!! Just in time for the HOLIDAYS!!! Whoopee! I'd jump up and down if I could!!!

Remember, great things happen to those that create!
Artistically Yours,



Koala T Crafts Original Store


Catch Jen LIVE on Wednesdays at 5:00PM CST for One in Ten by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece! where the viewers send in their scraps and challenge Jen to create a card in less than 10 minutes, timed! 

Thank you so very much for the support of the Koala T Crafts Youtube Channel, Facebook Group, Patreon Group, and the Blog! Please remember that you can always ask questions;
1. On the Facebook page, many in the Community are willing to help you out! 
2.  Private Message (PM) Jen Evers (Admin.) or Penny Jo Ratcliff (Admin.), Pamela Wilber (Card Swaps) or Susan Baker (Moderator)
3.  If you are a Patron of Koala T Crafts, you can post your question and the Patron Community will help happily! 
4.  Jen Evers is always available at her email address: koalatcrafts@gmail.com 

Patrons

When you make a monthly, or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps and challenges like the Envelope Challenge, receive free monthly digital stamps and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue her tutorials! Sign up with Patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/koalatcrafts

References:
https://pixabay.com/en/photos/party/
Thank you to Tim Holtz and Mario for the wonderful video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuQ6g5lKOI
Tim's blog:

Ranger: rangerink.com


Friday, July 13, 2018

TECHNIQUES FOR USING DARK CARDSTOCK FOR CARDMAKING: SERIES #2

Comparing Metallic Mediums

Just suppose, you would like to color a flower or butterfly on your black, or dark green, red, purple or navy cardstock. What type of medium (pens, pencils, ink, chalk, paint...) could you use? Let's read further on and then you can watch the video by clicking on the link below!

Today, Friday Free Play 07/09/2018, 5:00 CST, was interesting as it was comparison video! Read on as several different colors were used!  

Listing: Gunsamg markers, Feela metallic brush pens, G-2 Metallic pens and Gelly Rolls Metallic pens. Signa Uniball white gel pen was added. 


Comparison using white 
and pink colored markers


It was amazing to see that there were several mediums (pens, markers and even pencils!) that were visible on black cardstock!


Black Cat black cardstock

 (Asian) STA Gunsamg markers
 STA Gunsamg Markers


Feela fine brush metallic markers

G2 Metallic Pens



Using the Versamark and a stamp of your choice from your stash, stamp an image and trace it with the medium of your choice. It will depend on what outcome you are looking for. 


Stamped image with Versamark Clear Ink leaves a 
watermark on your dark paper for you to draw on.


Versamark Clear Ink


An easy way to cut a tag was shown then a stamped image of an adorable puppy was stamped! It looked so easy to color and looked so special and unique because it was created upon black cardstock!

The pre-made tag with a puppy!

 Stamped image with Versamark

Using Feela metallic markers because
they have a wonderful small brush tip!

This little furball is adorable and you can do it too!

Adorable card front and tag

Remember when gelly roll pens were so popular? Dig them out and use a metallic one to add details like swirls, flourishes or stitching to your masterpiece!

Stitching with a gelly roll metallic pen

Gelly Roll Metallic Pens

Catch all the tips and details watching the video for the first time or over again! Just click on the link below!


Techniques for Using Dark
 Cardstock: Series #2

If you missed the unique techniques used in Series #1, click on the link below to watch!

Techniques for Using Dark Cardstock
for Cardmaking: Series #1

As always, we would LOVE 💜 to see your work and the cards you make using these techniques!  Look for the Album tab under the Photos link in the left-hand
corner of the Facebook Page. There you can download your pictures for everyone to view and oooh and aaah over!

Catch Jen LIVE on Wednesdays at 5:00PM CST for One in Ten by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece! where the viewers send in their scraps and challenge Jen to create a card in less than 10 minutes, timed! 

Thank you so very much for the support of the Koala T Crafts Youtube Channel, Facebook Group, Patreon Group, and the Blog! Please remember that you can always ask questions;
1. On the Facebook page, many in the Community are willing to help you out! 
2.  Private Message (PM) Jen Evers (Admin.) or Penny Jo Ratcliff (Admin.), Pamela Wilber (Card Swaps) or Susan Baker (Moderator)
3.  If you are a Patron of Koala T Crafts, you can post your question and the Patron Community will help happily! 
4.  Jen Evers is always available at her email address: koalatcrafts@gmail.com 

Patrons


When you make a monthly, or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps and challenges like the Envelope Challenge, receive free monthly digital stamps and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue her tutorials! Sign up with Patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/koalatcrafts


 Remember, great things happen to those that create! 
 Artistically Yours,





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Thursday, July 5, 2018

TECHNIQUES USING DARK CARDSTOCK FOR CARDMAKING: WEEK #1

Techniques Using Black Cardstock

Not to often do many of us card makers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists or paper crafters of any kind consider using black cardstock as a base. Or even green, blue, red or maybe a kraft background? A lot of card makers start off with a white or off-white background. This makes it easier to use any color you wish and any utensil.

But let's just say you are tired of the same thing and you want to make something that really stands out to your family or friends? This series promises to give you some inspiration into new territory. Some of these techniques may be familiar to you but now you'll be encouraged to try them again. Just as before when we were learning to foil and use alcohol inks, we will add an album for you to download a picture of your masterpiece, to help give the rest of us some inspiration! 

Follow the link below or in the posts on the Koala T Crafts Facebook page and the Koala T Crafts Patron group page to download your pictures with a few words about what type of materials you used.


Distress Oxide Inks

Using a clear floral stamp, an image was embossed using Fine Gold Embossing Powder for detail on the outline.

Adding embossing powder
stamped with Versamark ink

Melt embossing powder with a heat gun

Versamark Clear embossing ink pad
Ranger's Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

65# Black cardstock, 100 sheets



Pick two or three colors of Distress Oxides to use on your image.

Using a water-brush, gently dab the corner of your Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide Inks to pick up some color. Remember to use a lighter shade first, since the darker colors will cover it.

Water brush on the corner of ink pad

Paint using a water brush

Color your image! you may have to go over it a second time to brighten it.

Using several colors really makes your image POP! Putting white highlights with a gel pen just adds that little 'somethin' somethin'!

Creative elements with a white gel pen

Uni-ball Signo Gel Ink Pen


Close up of highlights

Alcohol Markers

Try this technique and you will be amazed! Pick a solid image to stamp with Versamark. Use a white embossing powder and a heat gun to create a full image. 

White fine embossing powder

WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder

Once its cool pick several alcohol pens to color it with. Because the embossing is a non-porous surface, alcohol markers should be used. Water-based markers will just rub off.

Ohuhu Dual-Tip Permanent Markers

Remember to choose colors that are darker than the color you had in mind. The white embossing powder behind them will make the colors lighter.

Watch the magic happen as the color covers your image!

For a little extra ZING, use a small amount of Stickles and a dauber to add sparkle to your image!

A small amount of Stickles on a dauber

Dab the Stickles, don't rub them as they are a liquid and will smear your masterpiece as they reactivate the ink.

Add an accent color behind the back to make your artwork stand out!

Two Cards Together

Each card used different items to create BEAUTIFUL images on a black background.

Voila!

Together, they look stunning!

Watch the video below to see exactly how these amazing works of art were created on dark cardstock! You'll also learn some tips along the way!

Techniques Using Dark Cardstock
For Cardmaking: WEEK #1


Catch Jen LIVE on Wednesdays at 5:00PM CST for One in Ten by Jen: Card InJENuity from mailbox to masterpiece! where the viewers send in their scraps and challenge Jen to create a card in less than 10 minutes, timed! 

Thank you so very much for the support of the Koala T Crafts Youtube Channel, Facebook Group, Patreon Group, and the Blog! Please remember that you can always ask questions;
1. On the Facebook page, many in the Community are willing to help you out! 
2.  Private Message (PM) Jen Evers (Admin.) or Penny Jo Ratcliff (Admin.), Pamela Wilber (Card Swaps) or Susan Baker (Moderator)
3.  If you are a Patron of Koala T Crafts, you can post your question and the Patron Community will help happily! 
4.  Jen Evers is always available at her email address: koalatcrafts@gmail.com 

Patrons

When you make a monthly, or one-time pledge, for as little as a $1.00, you are able to access special videos, additional swaps and challenges like the Envelope Challenge, receive free monthly digital stamps and just hang out and have fun! Your support helps Jen continue her tutorials! Sign up with Patreon!

https://www.patreon.com/koalatcrafts

Remember, great things happen to those that create!  Artistically Yours,


Koala T Crafts Original Store