Wednesday, January 20, 2010

not many words...

but I do have some photos to share...

Another Adirondack dye ink sample...


and I wanted you to see how tim's new die cut flower fits perfectly with my large flower!

This gives us even MORE versatility...





I got these questions several times yesterday...
so I'll take a few minutes for just a quickie response...

I watched the pigment & pearls video and now I'm itching to try.Here you have samples with Adirondack Dyes. Here I go again: what's the difference between dyes and pigment inks??

Dye inks dry much faster...

pigments stay wet longer...
and normally they need to be heat set.

HOWEVER...Ranger's inks are unique because they are quick drying opaque pigment inks.

So... if they are used on a porous surface (cardstock, chipboard, paper, grunge) they will air dry in about 15 minutes. You can also heat set them too, instead of waiting for them to air dry.

You can also use them on non-porous surfaces & heat set them.

The dye inks are transparent...

Ranger's pigments are opaque...
so the dyes & the pigments each give a different look...
You can stamp with either.

Does one dry faster than the other?
Are they embossable?

YES...the pigments work well with embossing powders, because they stay wet to grab the embossing powders.

Can you use the perfect pearls+water mixture on dye inks too?

YES you can...mix the reinkers with Perfect Pearls...

You can also use the blending tools/foam pads to apply the dye inks...

One more question...

did you hint that Tim has a new machine coming?

YES...but he's not showing that until CHA.


Let me just say...you won't believe your eyes...
It's just what you expect from Tim...
TOTALLY innovative & over the top...
AWESOME!

It's just...pure artistic genius!
It made me weak in the knees when I saw the photo...
and I'm NOT kidding!

I can NOT WAIT to get mine!

And to clarify about his new dies...
I used them in my Big Shot & Big Shot Express...
with PERFECT results!!

but I don't have a Cuttlebug...


NOW...
a huge...

YIPPEE...


I got the final new book cover yesterday...

The bad thing is that it's a PDF format & I have no clue how to change it to a JPEG to post it here...

So, I printed it out & scanned it...

thus it's NOT a good picture...
the real deal will be cool...

but ...

since you're friends...
I wanted to show you anyway...

TA-DA...








Here's what the clarity of the REAL photos will look like...

Matt did awesome CLEAR very detailed photos...




Several have asked if book 1 & book 2 can be put into the same mailer to save on shipping $$$...

YES we (that would be Rick) can do that.

There are a few copies of book one left...
& they won't be reprinted.

On the To-Do list today...

I think this will be a fun play day.

I got 2 brand spankin' new acrylic storage binders to embellish for the 12...

new stamp releases...
yippee...

Time to make art!
wendy
more tomorrow...

58 comments:

Robin said...

The book cover is fantastic! Can't wait to actually see inside!

Anonymous said...

I love the book cover and can't wait to purchase that bottle stamp! Have a great time at CHA, Wendy.
Trish

Cyndy said...

Love the book cover and that little butterfly with the spinner down the middle...too cute! Have fun at CHA!

divester said...

Your book cover looks wonderful. I know you are SO excited. I can't wait to get ALL 12 of your new stamp sets.

...Tara... said...

Your book looks great!!!

Do you know a price range for his new machine?? I've been itching to see this but wondering how much its going to dent my wallet lol

Linda Elbourne said...

I'm in heaven ... need the book ... looks lush ... tags look lush ... bet Tim's die cutting machine is lush ... lots of yummy lushy scrummy yummy things ... CANNOT WAIT!!! You bet I shouted :0)

Chirpin Is Fun said...

Love it, awesome, can't wait, need it now!

SusanK said...

Oh, the pain and agony of waiting for these new toys you keep sharing! I see a large shopping bag in my future and lots more time spent in my stamp room. You bring a definite ray of sunshine today into this dismal gray sky of IL.

Sharon said...

Great cover! Looking forward to the new stamps and the new book...and Tim's machine.

Lori said...

That book looks great! Can't wait to get my grubby, I mean inky, hands on that one! New machines, new dies, new stamps, crikey, I'm going to have to get a second job....

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Love the new cover of your book. Waiting (impatiently) to get it in my little hands. Have fun at CHA.

Elaine Allen

Julie said...

That's a geat idea to have dies to make flowers. Great usage for fabric art! I always thought those funky flower stamps should have a companion punch or die.

Helena said...

Thank you for the explanations! Now it's all clear :)

Love the book cover - I bet I'd love the contents too!
Now where to find the money to buy all the goodies you and Tim are releasing?

KAT said...

I am so in love with your cover art! Everything about it is beautiful - love the face in the flower and adding those little bottles to go with your bottle image - brilliant!

Barbara L. said...

I love the cover and the mix of styles you are doing. Lots of new stuff coming!!!

Liz in MO said...

Oh my, I can't wait until we can order your book. Question- the scallop edge that you are using your new stamp on, how is that cut?

Debby said...

Love the cover of the new book. Congratulations! I can't wait to get one and the new stamps of course. Are we going to get a peek at those? We have been good here. Thanks for all of the sharing you do with us.

Anita said...

Congrats on your book. Beautiful art!

Mall Rat said...

I love the little shelf with the bottles on .. that is too cute. Where is that from ?? Have a happy make art day :)

WheatLDee said...

Wendy - Your new book cover looks FAN-TASTIC! Thanks for the enhanced picture (the other one pales in comparison...groan!)

Is the tag with the adorable butterfly something you will demo at CHA?? It is sweet! Thanks for keeping us in the loop - I love what I have seen so far. Safe travels to CHA!

ScrappyPam said...

I am always impressed by the colors on your projects. Just goes to show that grunge/shabby doesn't have to be blah!

Sent you an email regarding the files. :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I don't know who'z more excited, all your fans, or you! We are all jumping up and down PIP can't wait much longer OMG, it's all so amazing!

jan said...

Thanks so much for taking time to answer questions Wendy! Can;t wait for the new product! Hope you have a BLAST at CHA!

Joyce said...

Great cover! I'm a little behind and don't remember what flower you use to make the roses. That is on my list to do this weekend. Thanks!

Holly said...

The cover looks great and I am loving what you are showing!!

Tona said...

The flowers looked great together & I love how you made the butterflies body. Actually I loved everything I saw on you blog today lol.

Helen said...

Loved book one, so am sure book two will be as good, if not better. Is book three coming out with the new stuff you're sneak peaking us now,or is that in book two?!! Anyhow, can't wait - when will it get to the UK, please?

Jeanne said...

I see you signed the book cover. Does that mean your hand hasn't recovered yet from signing all the covers of book 1?

benedick4 said...

Love the book cover. Post a picture of your new hair doo.
Sue

Debby L. said...

The cover of the new book makes me drool...Can't wait until it's available to order!

scrapcraft said...

OOOO, I want the new book and Tim's new machine!!!

2amscrapper said...

To quote Tim, "it's just like Christmas" all over again!

paperqueen said...

Wow! Between you and Tim my head feels like it's gonna explode. I want EVERYTHING. I actually feel like I NEED everything.
If you two keep it up, I'm going to have to come out of retirement and actually get a job. Yikes! I really said the "J" word.
Eileen in NYC

michelle said...

Okay you are driving me nuts. .. I must have the bottle stamp and you just keep teasing me with new pictures of it!

Janene said...

Can I be you for a day? Nice to know you are loving your life and living it up!! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Yippee! I have the first book and love it. I can't wait to get the next one.

The cut scallop edge on the bototm of the tags, was that hand cut or die cut?

denise said...

wow.... i can't wait to see what is inside that book! I am sure it is full of beautiful fun things! i am not sure where i am going to put everything... there is so much that i need.

Artyjen said...

Love the info you are sharing and the stamps etc....I don't have a die cutting machine but I fear I may soon have to sell my soul to buy one ;)
xoxo

Kristi B. said...

I'd LOVE to have book #1 & #2. How can I get them?

Anonymous said...

darn cute butterfly! lol..nice samples...and you know already how much I love the book cover..I need that book...and I still want the first one too...u sure u wont reprint it> I cant buy it just yet, but will soon! dont run out! please! luv all this new stuff...but I need to DO more and BUY less...do I sound like anyone else's husband> hmmmm xox Cher

lilacandplum said...

beautiful book cover...can't wait to get it!! OK, though, million dollar question: patience is running thin, when do we get to see the stamps?!!!! that would be like a great big shot of sunshine here in cloudy minnesota....eagerly awaiting the reveal....nonnie

kkaisu said...

Wow, can NOT wait until all the new stuff is available. I want it all! Your creativity seems endless.

Wanda H said...

Wonderful cover... love the bird - it must be a new image, yes?!?! So... Tim showed his new stamps... do we get to see yours now??? Huh, huh LOLOL Big Grin!!!

Linda B said...

How exciting! The book, the stamps...I want it ALL:)

Anonymous said...

I get sick everytime I view your site. Sick cause I can't do what you do.
For real thanks for sharing everything you do.

Karey said...

My above comment was not to be anonymous. Sorry

Sandra said...

WOW! love the art!
I am excited about the Tim Holtz dies too!
Thanks for all the fun Wendy!
Sandra

Erin Glee said...

Your new book cover is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on one step closer to book #2!

Susan said...

Awesome, despite the picture quality! I can't wait... I just NEED all these stamps and the book and...
Have a great time at CHA.
Susan

Betty said...

What a great flower combo. Looking forward to adding book #2 to my collection; I know it will be wonderful.

Dawn said...

Wendy the cover is beautiful! I can see the excitment in your eyes while you were typing about it. I cant wait to see it.
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in SC

hbeecomer said...

I love the samples! Do you have scheduled times for your demos at the Ranger booth? I am going to CHA for the first time and am so excited!!

carpediem said...

Awesome project samples....just love the detail and colors! BTW will all of your new stamp releases be cling mount or are there going to be any wood mounts? Thanks for sharing your work!

Dorothy said...

Thanks for the info on the inks!!
Great book cover!!!
Dorothy

Brenda in Indy said...

Can't wait for the new book and stamps. What a ride this will be!

Kathleen said...

Looking forward to the new book - did you say in an earlier post that we can buy it directly from you again? Good luck with CHA!!!!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Can we pre-order the new book?--Stephanie

Christopher said...

I love it all!
Your projects are always so nice.
It helps having the perfect stamps!
:)
Love the catalog cover.
I'm gonna have to get myself one, ok both of your books soon.
:)