After making some distress oxide panels in the mini sketchbook earlier this week, I thought I’d try a two page spread in those ink refills. It’s very different to do a small piece vs large – so be careful when you generalize between sizes of art! (Lesson learned!)

Tutorial: Distress Oxide Painting

In the video you’ll see an unboxing of a Dryden Designs pen but don’t buy one! It had a myriad of issues, and when I emailed the company (givig them the chance to send a new working pen) they’ve never replied. So there’s that. I switched to my Peter Pen instead.

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!


The biggest tip is to put as little moisture on this paper as you can! But on other papers you’ll have an easier time since you can use a heat gun to dry it. But in either case, if creating in a journal, having similar colors on opposite pages will lmit some damage.

Gratitude Junk Journal class

These are the samples seen in the video today; only the last one (grapes) will be taught in the class – but you’ll get to learn from lots of other instructors too. Last year was so fun and I hope this year you’ll join in the fun!


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