Art journalling with Distress Oxides (ST64)

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Today I want to play with Distress Oxides!

Distress Oxides have been around for a while now and have been quite popular. So popular that a batch of whole new colours just got released at C.H.A. 2018!
You can buy them all from my shop here by the way 😉
I already had quite a few ink pads of my own (and there are many available out there) so I was reluctant to buy more…
But I had to satisfy my curiosity! I decided to buy just a few colours to play with (at first because now I have at least 15!) and just had some fun with them in an art journal page.
Oh boy do I love them now 🙂 The colours are just delicious and I LOOOOVE how they react with water, creating stunning watercolour effects.
And a quick wipe with a baby wipe (or just water) removes all the ink from your stencils and stamps. Yay to that.
Come play with me and find a little inspiration – hopefully!!
Oh and I added a little Stickles off camera for extra sparkle 😉

Watch the video tutorial below and make sure to leave me a comment at the bottom of this page as I always love to hear from you.

With love and sunshine,

List of art supplies used in this video

(Click on the blue links to purchase them from my store)

Art journalling with Distress Oxides, video tutorial Mimi Bondi

Art journalling with Distress Oxides, video tutorial Mimi Bondi

Want to learn mixed media with me?

I’d love to share what I know with you!! My free tutorials are not very detailed because they are more to show you my process while I’m creating in the studio.
But if you want super detailed instructions and to have some fun with me while learning, then please check out my online workshops and studio workshops right here!

Mimi Bondi: Positive Energy Creator!


  1. Gorgeous layering Did you dry the modeling paste before adding the gold and green paints? Just love your inspiration.

    • Mimi Moret

      Yes it has to dry first 😉 Thank you Dana!

  2. Love that you are using the oxides. I have been using them for awhile, but you have showed me different ways to use them.
    Thanks for the inspiration, Mimi.


    • Mimi Moret

      So happy to hear I have inspired you Sherry, thank you 🙂

  3. This is just gorgeous Mimi. I love your work ♥
    I plan to take one of your workshops as soon as possible.

    • Mimi Moret

      Fabulous Melissa, thank you so much 🙂

  4. That is stunning! I’m so glad to see your use of the oxides. I bought several when they first came out, but I don’t get satisfying results. You have inspired me to give them another go using your techniques. Thank you, as always!

    • Mimi Moret

      So happy to hear you are feeling inspired to try your distress oxides again Heather, you are welcome 😉 xx

  5. I have missed seeing your demonstrations for some reason emails stopped and i resigned – the bright colours you use just fill you with joy and make you smile!

    • Mimi Moret

      Thanks so much Bernadette! I periodically clean up my mailing list so if you don’t open email or click links often then you may get removed 😉 I also have not had enough time lately to post as much as I used to xx

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Artist of Wonder ♥ Author ♥ Designer ♥ Teacher 
My style is abstract, whimsical, expressive, full of positive energy!
From layering to collaging, throwing ink around, painting with my fingers…
To creating digital art… my creativity has no bounds!
I hope to share with you the joy and peace I experience when creating 🙂

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