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Distress Oxide Swatches on Glossy Photo Paper

Sharing with you swatches I made using distress oxide inks on glossy photo paper - to test drying time and bleeding when applied with wet wipes. My little experiment included natural drying for around 15 min, using heat gun, and overnight drying. Although I don't have the complete set of distress oxides, I think I have a significant collection. Consider the natural temperature and humidity in your location. I live in a tropical country and it's relatively hot here.🏝😊 Overall, using a heat gun is the quickest way to dry the ink on glossy photo paper to prevent color lifting or bleeding when applying wet wipes. But if you don't have one, overnight drying is an alternative. But you can still use this technique for instant gratification! Just used those colors that dry quickly. I hope these are helpful to those who would like to try this technique. Below are the details of my little experiment. Enjoy! 😊

Colors that bleed after drying for 15 min:

Chipped Sapphire

Mowed Lawn*

Pine Needles*

Peeled Paint*

Forest Moss*

Festive Berries*

Barn Door*

Dusty Concord

Wilted Violet*

Seedless Preserves*

Aged Mahogany*

Fossilized Amber*

Spiced Marmalade

Carved Pumpkin

Candied Apple

Gathered Twigs

Black Soot*

For colors that bled significantly (with *), I prepared separate swatches using heat gun, and overnight drying.

All the colors were good using heat gun, with only Black Soot bleeding significantly. But when left to dry overnight, it's solid! There were still colors that still slightly bled when air-dried overnight and applied with wet wipes (i.e., Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Spiced Marmalade, and Mowed Lawn). So if you really really need to use Black Soot for this technique, be ready to wait! I hope these tips are helpful! :-)

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