Here they are sponged onto my journal- Oxides on the right, Original Distress on the left.
On paper you can see the Oxides are slightly Opaque, while the Distress Pads are more transparent/translucent.
They also have a chalky looking finish, compared to the regulars.
A view of a couple more pads so you can see how much they differ.
Swatches of the remaining three inkpads.
Now for something quite interesting.
Apparently,the new inks will show up on black or dark cardstock, so, to make the test as difficult as possible, I've picked Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber, as those are probably the lightest colours.
Just for fun, I sponged some regular Distress ink onto the black card. Apart from a patch that looks a bit wet, that's all you can see.
But the Distress Oxide is another matter entirely. You can see the pale pink of Worn Lipstick against the black card clearly.
The same with Fossilised Amber-The Distress Oxide shows clearly on the black card.
So that's it's first big difference to Original Distress inkpads.
Next up- sponging & blending onto white cardstock.
So as we all know, try to blend together red and green, and you'll get mud. Which is exactly what we have here, where I've sponged on the Original Distress inkpads.
Here you have the new Oxides sponged together- the same two colours, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick. But with these because they are slightly opaque, the red seems to sit on top of the green, so no mud.
Here they are, side by side.
This does of course mean they are not going to blend in the same way as the Original Distress pads at all.
I did the same with these two- Wilted Violet & Fossilised Amber, the Oxides being the ones on the right. You can see the purple showing through the yellow without mixing. I also spritzed it then with some water, and they still react as normal Distress does.
So thats as far as I've got at the moment. I will be playing and posting the results for them too if I get chance over the weekend. I'm curious to see just how much they can be used for, especially as they don't blend together in the same way. I'm also curious how well they will work with regular Distress inkpads, and what can be achieved there. Can they be blended together? I wonder.