Here's a panel we made in class. We used a textured watercolor paper and I would have to say that watercolor paper isn't exactly the best paper to use with the Oxides. They soak into the paper too quickly to react with heat or water or the other colors. It's pretty, but I think Distress Inks would be about the same as far as technique. I added doodles in black, white gel pen and pink chalk pen. This is the Wilted Violet and Broken China with a smidge of the Worn Lipstick.
We did this one in class too, with different colors. I added doodled in black and white pens and then used some Duo adhesive (it stays sticky) to add foil accents. You can see them better in the close-up pic.
Lastly, in this pic, you can see the difference in the papers. In the left piece, I've used the textured watercolor paper and on the right, a slightly coated piece of printer paper. The ink blends well on a good quality cardstock (Neenah Solar White) and on the Tim Holtz Mixed Media paper, as well as on the slightly shiny/smooth paper I've used here. The ink does wipe off a little the shinier or slicker the paper. We used Yupo (great for alcohol inks) and the Oxides never dried to the paper and the chalky texture of the inks rubbed off later. So, there is a happy medium for these inks. I used Bristol paper and that went well too.
Have you tried the Oxide Inks yet? What do you think?