Friday, April 10, 2009

I had this idea...**updated**

**updated with the finished card @ the end of the post**


@ 2 AM...what?
Yes...a vision so clear I HAD to get up & try it...

Someone in a class told me that art keeps her sane...
that might NOT be the story here...2AM???
I know...
It's TOTALLY nuts!

ANYWAY...

One of the techniques we learned @ Ranger U is tim's wrinkle free distress...it's a FAVORITE of mine.

You swipe the distress ink pads right on to the craft sheet...mist with water from the mini mister, & then press the tag into the inks & dry. FUN...

But since I'm the "official" Perfect Pearls demo chick for Ranger @ CHA...
I've been thinking about what new fun I could have with Perfect Pearls...

You need to gather these ingredients & work on Ranger's craft sheet... if you want to play along...

A border stamp...studio 490, of course

(I'm trying a giant background stamp next)

3 colors of distress inks..I chose peeled paint, broken china & brushed corduroy

a mini mister...add a dab of Perfect Pearls & fill with water up the the last "R" in Ranger...then shake.
I used Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls for the sample.

Pat the inks onto the craft sheet...leaving no space between the colors...then mist the inks with the pearlized mini mister, until you see the ink bead up.

It should look like this...


Stamp the numbers stamp into the ink, then stamp on the tag...
do this 3 times...
no need to clean the stamp in between the stampings...just stamp & go...then dry with the craft tool.

It couldn't be easier...a distress Perfect Pearls background...



So, instead of misting the entire background with shimmer, as I've showed before...
the shimmer is only on the stamped area...
Take a look... I like it!



Remember, once mixed with water, Perfect Pearls are
permanent.
You won't be WEARING glitter and no special fixative is needed.

Now I'm off to find a flower to use on this background and...

Make ART!
wendy
ps...Happy Easter! I hope you eat LOTS of candy!
Here's the update...
Ok...so I didn't use a flower...
It's shocking...
I saw my cute tree stamp sitting there...just what I wanted...
All stamps are studio 490...
It's easy to make the Maya Road bird more dimensional...
Just trace a wing onto the back of grungePAPER, cut it out, ink & stamp...and curl...
An idea-ology snap is the perfect embellishment...


Now I'm off to try this with a background stamp...those class kits will have to wait just a bit...
I'm on a roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

Linda said...

I love this! Great idea!

Sherry Cheever said...

I would get up at 2 am if I had a thought like this too. You just can't stop those brain storms. I love this technique and will have to try it. Fab idea!

Sarah said...

I will have to make a tag with this technique and add it to the tag booklet from your class. Great vision, Wendi!

Juls~ said...

Hi Wendy!

Your blog is fantastic! Love your ideas ... this cool background you did with numbers and your AWESOME bird! How cute is THAT?!

Juls~

lotsa scrap said...

What a great idea! I'm gonna try this later. Your tree stamp is awesome. Love the finished project!

Linda Cain said...

VERY cute!

KAT said...

Wow Wow Wow.... I justed played with Perfect Pearls for the first time this week - I did Distressed Pearls and loved it! Now I'll give this a try...

Love how your finished project turned out - you have a way with Chipboard and, of course, Grungeboard (I just received my orfer of Grungepaper and I can't wait to play with it!!!)

You have a Happy Easter too - remember everyone deserves a Chocolate Bunny - no matter how old we are!!!!

Debby said...

This totally and completely ROCKS. The whole project ended beautiful.

Scrapthat said...

Great work Wendy!! Very cool.

Cat said...

Oooh! That's fantastic!! Today is my early day, so I'll be trying that as soon as I get home. Thanks for the inspiration!

LynneForsythe said...

FANOM Girlfriend....Not sure where this last week went...popped over to your blog and realized OMG...I've been missing out...Great stuff....great TALENT!! Thank you for your inspirations!!!

Von said...

This is so fab!!!! the colours work soo well
Von

Chok Keun said...

thanks for sharing this technique, love it and definitely hope to use it in my future card making!

Eleanor said...

I usually jump from Tim's blog to yours but today I am going to add you to my favorites. Love this technique and the end result.

Kim Piggott said...

Wendy what a fabulous eureka moment I love it definitely going to try this!
hugs
kim x