Smudging Tim Holtz Style with Distress Oxide Inks

I am here today with a card I created using the Tim Holtz smudging technique and really like this one. You will probably be seeing more of it. I have been watching his demos on Saturday mornings and they are full of great information. Lets just say I have been shopping since I started watching them. You have to support all the papercrafting Mom and Pop stores. Yes that is my reason and I am sticking to it. It is true that they need our support. Anyway.. here is my first full card I made using this technique.

So the idea for this technique is stamp images on the background and quickly smudge them using a blending foam. You need to stamp one thing at a time and smudge right away otherwise the ink dries to fast. I think I used mostly Distress Oxide inks but possibly also Distress inks.

After you stamp and smudge then you ink blend over most of it in a color or two or whatever you think looks right. Don’t blend over an image with the same color you stamped with or you will lose that image.

For the train, sentiment and one of the train crossing signs I stamped those with Archival ink.

I also die cut a panel for the inside of the card and quickly inked that.

I used many different sets for this and I am very pleased with the way it came out. The different sets are listed below.

Supplies

  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Distress Ink
  • Archival Ink
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Getting There stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Compass wood block stamp
  • Hero Arts Everyday Messages stamp set

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