Using Texture Paste with Distress Oxide Ink

For today's cards I used Distress Oxide Ink to dye my white Ranger Texture paste for some really colorful results.


I started out by taping a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I don’t have a whole lot of reasoning behind using the Canson paper other than wanting the weight of the paper and the texture. I then took out a stencil that I found at Walmart and taped it over the paper so the the star portion of it was on the paper. I pulled out my white Ranger Texture Paste and put three little dabs of it on my craft mat.


I dyed the texture paste with my Distress Oxide Ink in the colors Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, and Wilted Violet. In order to dye the paste, I smooshed some of the ink from the ink pad onto the craft mat next to the paste and then I used my palette knife the mix up the paste with the ink. Once I spread the three colors of paste over the stencil smoothly with the palette knife, I removed the stencil and set the piece aside to dry. While it was drying I used the same technique on another piece of Canson watercolor paper. This time I used a different stencil and the Distress Oxide colors Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough, and Fade Jeans.


I created two card bases out of some white card stock. I then chose two different color papers to adhere to the front of each card base to be my background. I used a purple color paper that I found at Micheal's for one of the cards, and Cornflower Blue card stock from Simon Says Stamp for the other card. I then took the panels with the stenciled texture paste, now dry, and adhered them to the card bases with foam tape. I chose the sentiment "Dream Big" for the star card, and the sentiment "It's Your Day" for the other card. I heat embossed the sentiments on black card stock with Hero Arts Silver Sparkle embossing powder. I then used foam tape to glue down the sentiments. To finish up the two cards I went around the borders with my white gel pen doing a dashed line and I went over all of the texture paste pattern on both with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.