here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

when favorites all work together...

you can make art!

in no particular order...

1. studio 490 stamps...(hey...it's my blog & I can't lie!)

2. Ranger PIGMENT inks...
the more I play...the MORE I LOVE them...
add some Perfect Pearls for serious fun!

3. Maya Road...gotta have something cool to ink & stamp ON...
this time it's my favorite chipboard heart...

4. Sizzix dies...
especially Tim's new alterations...
be still my heart...I'm IN LOVE!

I'm patiently waiting for the rest of them to be delivered TODAY...I hope the man in the brown truck hurries...

I thought I heard the truck about 6 times already...
even though I KNOW the delivery time is usually 3pm or later...
I feel like a 5 year old on Christmas eve...
I want them NOW!!!

I am NOT known for being patient...are any girls?

So where is rambling this leading???

This is a take off of this post...

using pigment inks with Perfect Pearls to make backgrounds...

So...after using that technique...
I wondered about other surfaces besides tags & grunge...

I wondered if it was possible to use chipboard...

I wondered if it got too wet...would it dry ok???
It was fine...but make sure to immediately dry it well...

So...I started with this Maya Road chipboard heart...

I like it for mini hangings...
cards...
to use instead of a gift tag...etc...

Here's the starting point...the naked heart...



I used denim & butterscotch pigment inks...misted with sunflower sparkle Perfect Pearls & pretty much water...
How's that for scientific...pretty much?

to make this...really cool mottled...
kind of cloudy look, since pigments are opaque...

which also has a little bling...

Pigments give a totally different inky background...as compared to the distress inks...



The polka dots & lined background were both stamped with olive archival...




The leafy border was also stamped with olive archival...
and then the scrolls and saying were stamped with jet black archival...

to make them stand out...

Stormy sky distress ink was the perfect color for adding the distress look to the edge...

The flower is made of 2 of the flowers in tim's tattered floral die...

the large was inked with butterscotch pigment...then stamped with the register stamp & jet black...

the center was painted with the black dabber...

and a Maya Road button was a perfect fit in the small flower.


A little pen stitching and some tiny accent dots ...using the Sakura glaze pen ...finished it off...





So we have...
A quickie blog tutorial...
a little booth sample...
and I had inky FUN!
A triple play!
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I'll be in Columbus this Friday & Saturday...
Yippee...I was there last year & LOVED it!
I'll be there with Michelle...Mrs. Stampers Anonymous...
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Ted will be demoing in Philadelphia...Saturday & Sunday...make sure to stop by...
EDIT...SORRY...change of plans...Ted won't be there...but the booth FULL of stamps WILL!
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Hope to see you in Columbus!
While I'm waiting (still) for the truck...
I think I'll...
make art!
wendy

37 comments:

paperqueen said...

Just gorgeous, Wendy! So....you are really making me want to get some Ranger pigment inks. Hmmmmm...what an enabler you are, LOL.
You're also making me jealous because I haven't received my tattered floral die yet. talk about not being patient!
Eileen in NYC

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Love the way your heart came out. Well your chip board heart, cause your real heart is just fine and that's how we like it - LOL! Thank you for the quickie tutorial. And I know impatience, makes you think every little bit of noise is the UPS guy!

Elaine Allen

Lori said...

Wonderful piece! Lovin' that new tattered floral die! Thanks for the tute on this background, it's awesome!

Kathy said...

There is no patience in us!! Beautiful art, Love the heart!! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Just a darling heart! Love that Maya Road chipboard (especially with your and Tim's products). Guess where I'll be this weekend? COLUMBUS, OH!!! Yep, I am taking my daughter (from Dublin, OH) to the Expo for her birthday. Can't wait. It'll be a first for both of us. We will be looking for the Stampers Anonymous display first thing! See ya, Marijane (& Deb)

Donna said...

Love your heart. I just might have to get some of those inks.

I have finally got my inky fingers on tim's bird cage die. I am waiting for the rest. It is so hard to wait.

Ink on!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fab tutorial Mrs Vecchi ... I am loving that heart ... I am only short of the tattered floral die ... and trust me I will have that rectified in about 10 seconds after I push the send button :0)
Thank you again for making my day special XXX

SusanK said...

Love the art piece - great tutorial! So glad I'll have some time to play this week. Have fun in OH!

Debby said...

Love what you created. It seems like everyone is playing with the floral die. I am waiting for mine. Boo hoo! But it will come. Thanks for the lesson in creating. Have fun in Ohio!

Bethan said...

fabby heart..i love sunflower sparkel p.p. its my fave..(very easily pleased!)
A question though on the inks...is the olive archival mmeant to 'smell'!!??? (horrible) cos mine does!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for another great creation!

Liz in MO said...

Thank you so much for doing the step by steps!!! Love it when you lay it all out for us. Neat piece.

Michele K said...

Hi Wendy...Thanks for sharing another wonderful project. I have a question, probably one you have already answered, but here goes...what is the difference between distress inks and pigment inks? Thanks and enjoy the beautiful weather :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you make it sound so easy and then you show us this gorgeous result! damn girl!!!! you're good!

Rachel said...

It's gorgeous. Are you sure it's a booth sample? Wouldn't you rather see it hanging on an apartment wall in New York? Just a thought!

Nancy said...

LOVE this!! I've not gotten any of the die-cuts yet - have to! Hmm...maybe I'll buy some Saturday! Yep, I'll see you at the Expo! I promise NOT to act like a geek this year...lol Need a helper? ;o)

Anita said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love it! I really should play with my timmy dies! But I got called in to work today! What's up with that?

Hels Sheridan said...

YUmmy scrummy art Wendy...I have all the elements...so I guess I need to stop this hopping about on the interweb thingy and get myself to the room of stash and get creative! Hugs x

Dawn said...

Just beautiful Wendy! You are the queen of cool art! Dont you love that!! Now you can wear a tiara with pride because you are the queen! Thanks for the tutorial, I am off to get inky with my new DI's.
Hugs to you from the beach!
Dawn in SC

Cher said...

absolutely luv it!!!! ty for the tut..xox

Julie said...

Why do they call that chipboard heart a chipboard coaster? I read the link and the description says it is a Maya Road heart coaster album. Do you make albums with these coasters? Do you have any examples of coasters as an album?

julie m said...

i always get so involved in looking at stamps that i forget about buying perfect pearls. and i love bling. must make a special effort. can't make blah art.

pooky said...

Yeppers........gotta love it when EVERY truck that goes by your house sounds like the ups guy...lol. Love your techniques!

Crissi Harvey said...

This is gorgeous thanks for the tutorial, i know what you meen about waiting for thing to arrive in the post i have ordered your book and im soooooooo looking forward to reading it and trying out the projects,

Elaine said...

So in love with the marriage of colors and textures from the stamps! oooo-la-la!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love the results! At least you have some of the dies. I preordered nearly all of them and still don't have a single one and none are on the way yet either! Boo-hoo for me. Patience, what's that!

Helena said...

That is a beautiful heart! I have some kraft color chipboard hearts, I guess I'll just cover them with white cardstock.

libbym said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial. It turned out beautiful. I am waiting to get a preorder for the dies. (tying to be patient too!) I can not wait to get my hands on them. This is just what the dr. ordered for some fun today!
Thanks again for showing us how you "make art"! ;)

benedick4 said...

What a great idea for a quick tag or card. I have a bunch of chip board cut outs. I can't wait to try playing with the inks.
Sue

Etta said...

FUN, FUN and MORE FUN! Thanks for the tutorial...a GREAT idea, with WONDERFUL results!

Tona said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I've been leary of spraying the chipboard. Now I know I can...if I dry it quick.

Helen said...

Oh, Wendy,I am in love, never mind you! this is simply amazing - love the colour of the perfect pearl, got to get me some of that one! This is a gorgeous piece, thank you for the tut!

jan said...

WOW!! Just a beautiful project Wendy! Thank you for sharing how you make art! (And I love the Stampler's Sampler!!)

Ali said...

Thanks for the tutorial Wendy!! It turned out fabulous!!

Have a fun and safe trip!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Gorgeous heart Wendy ;) Can't see the other pics at the mo', think blogger's playing up as I'm unable to upload piccies onto my blog!
Anne xx

Sandra said...

BEAUTIFUL! you do have a way with your colors!
Sandra