Friday, March 22, 2019

Magenta Super Saturday - Brushed Distress Oxide Backgrounds

Hi I'm over at the Magenta blog today, and you can see my post here.
For some time I have been wanting to play with the cool deckle edged rectangle and square stencils designed by Nathalie Métivier. I liked this one so much I intend to use more of them in the near future.

I taped my panel (cut to 3.75" x 5" using Lawn Fawn LF768 die) to the Magenta stencil TM276, positioning it so that I would use only 2 of the 3 rectangles on the stencil. I masked the edges off with post-it tape.  I used a makeup brush to add Tea Dye Distress Oxide, brushing from the sides toward the center of each rectangle.

I stamped the dotted texture stamp inside the shaded area, and then inked the Clover Silhouette stamp (designed by Magenta DT member Ellie Knol) up with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and stamped it. Since I was using a MISTI stamp platform, I was able to add some Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink in a few places on the stamp and stamp it again.

I added the Sympathy sentiment last. This is one of Sally Penley's beautiful calligraphy stamps, and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

These are the brushes I used, and I really like them. I know that Picket Fence sells a set like this but I got mine on Amazon. They're really soft, and I didn't think that the color would be that intense, but it surprised me. I felt like I barely brushed it on, and the shading has such a smooth appearance. For this card I did shading, but I also plan to use them to do some blending inside of some of Nathalie's square and rectangular stencils and I'll share those in the future.

Magenta Products Used:

TM276 Three Rectangle Silhouettes

H.0259 Dotted Texture

48.011.L Clover Silhouette

07.984.E With Sympathy

Other Products Used:
Distress Oxide inks: Tea Dye, Mowed Lawn,
Dried Marigold
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Makeup Brushes
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies
Post-It Tape
Stardream Flame cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock 80# & 110#


  1. Beautiful Diane, I love those deckled edge stencils, the are great frames and those brushes are on my wish list. I have the clarity ones but love the idea of small brushes for detail :)

    1. Thanks Christine! Yes, I was surprised how easy these were to use :-)


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