Thursday, April 25, 2019

Resisting Procrastination With Oxide Sprays

Sara Emily Barker Distress Oxide Sprays Resist Technique Mixed Media 1

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a quick masculine card featuring Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays and a resist technique.

Sara Emily Barker Distress Oxide Sprays Resist Technique Mixed Media 2

I sprayed a wet watercolor panel with Iced Spruce Oxide spray and loosened the color even further with another spritz of water and dried. I spread Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through That's Crafty stencil and allowed the paste to dry overnight. I gave it one spritz of Vintage Photo Oxide spray, dried with a heat tool, and then blotted and  polished the glossy areas with a paper towel to remove the excess spray.

Sara Emily Barker Distress Oxide Sprays Resist Technique Mixed Media 3

I embellished with Ideaology: Milk Caps, Keepsakes Ephemera, old Collector Layers and Paper Doll as well as a scrap of Tim Holtz designer paper I stamped with a lid and Espresso Distress ink. I'm so happy you stopped by today! Hugs and blessings to you! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
#THA_APR Well, I didn't do the exact same technique as Tim with Distress Glaze, but I'll give this a go since it still applies the same principles: resisting color.
Bleeding Art April Challenge - Add Stenciling Oh, my goodness, I almost forgot to link this up, and I used a stencil for the first time in who knows how long just for this challenge!

The following products were used and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Wonderful card, Sara Emily! I love the sentiment!

  2. I love the look of this!!! Fantastic idea, now I just need to pick up a few more oxide colors!

  3. Such a clever way to easily make a complicated looking card... Bravo!!

  4. Wow, it looks so amazing, Sara Emily!! The background is spectacular!! I love the colors and details you added!! He's adorable!! The sentiment is fabulous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

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  5. I am totally in love with this card, the layering is perfect and the background you created is superb. I am still trying to get the 'hang' of the Oxide sprays but you always use them beautifully! Such a great card Sara! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. LOVE the paste over the top the oxide. Fast and fun I am sure, and fabulous effect.

  7. Wonderful card, Sara Emily!!!! I just love that background!!!

  8. Fabulous card!!!! I adore every single detail... from color palette to design! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  9. I love all the mixed media things you do --- in fact you inspired me to use my Funkie Junkie gift card to order a couple "new to me," mixed media products. I'm getting some Artisian Powder and Seth Apter Baked Texture.

  10. This is wonderful with the wonderful layers and textures. Thanks for joining us this month at Bleeding Art. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Linda xxx

  11. This is a great card. I love the circle patterns in the background and that sentiment is perfection!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. Love that background! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

  13. I adore every single piece to you do! I love your style!


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