Colourful Christmas Blended Background with Distress Oxides & Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens

31 Oct 2018 0 Comments Christmas, Magazines

You’ll be surprised how easy this colourful Christmas blended background is to make. Plus you can adapt this technique to make some scenic backgrounds for cards or even journaling pages! We used Distress Oxides (Wilted Violet and Broken China), Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens, and Izinks to create our winter background. Our Oxide background was then topped with the beautiful nativity scene die in the Scenic Nativity gift included in Simply Cards & Papercraft 184.

Distress Oxides are a hybrid ink (pigment and dye) that give us an almost creamy and highly pigmented ink that’s easy to blend. We used Creative Expressions Smoothie Blenders to blend our inks, but there are other blending tools you can use with Oxides like foam sponge blending tools and sponge daubers.

Watch the full tutorial for how to create a colourful Christmas blended background with Distress Oxides and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens:

Buy Simply Cards & Papercraft 184 (available from November 1, 2018)

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