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

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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 :)





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!

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17 comments

  1. Thanks for the comparison of inks video...I was curious about these, but you answered my questions.

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  2. Great information about the new digress oxide inks and the comparison in the video! I wondered what the differences would be and now I know so thank you so much!

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  3. Thanks so much for the great video Justine. I'm loving the look of these new Distress Oxide inks. I am totally addicted to distresss and can't wait to try them out for myself.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. These new inks are amazing - when has Tim ever let us down? 😍

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  5. Hi Justine, Love, Love , Love you and videos! I learn a lot from you and your creativeness..... Thanks so much...

    Hugs
    Chris B
    http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

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  6. Interesting ink. Thanks for the comparison.

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  7. I was wondering about the mini version pads - thank you for answering that question in your comparison video. :-)

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  8. The Oxide inks can also be beautifully used without water - for easier blending than with Distress, clearer stamping with better coverage, adding layers, etc.

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  9. I have watched a video where Tim is demonstrating these inks and they are truly amazing. Thanks for doing a comparison.

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  10. Thank you for showing us this comparison. I wasn't going to purchase them but I now see that you get a completely different look.

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  11. Thanks for showing me the comparison, it is very helpful!! I am going to have to have some because of this video!! Bev chester

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  12. Fabulous and timely comparison, Justine; I was sitting on the fence about submitting an order, but not any longer! Distress Oxides joining my collection!
    ~carol

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  13. Thank you very much! You answered my questions!

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  14. Thank you very much! You answered my questions!

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  15. Oh Justine, I just found your videos. They are simply fabulous, just love them!

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