Friday, November 5, 2010

it's NOT my fault!

I had time set aside to blog this week...
REALLY, I DID!...
but then Ranger sent a package of these beauties...

tim's...color washes!
they have an improved
TOTALLY AWESOME sprayer ...
(same as the new Perfect Pearls Mists)...
and there are 4 new colors added to the line...
which features 12 colors now...

sailboat blue, purple twilight, sunset orange & meadow are all new...



I'm not quite sure how I missed these in the past...
I really had NO clue how cool they were until now...

which explains my lack of blogging...

once I started misting...
I was HOOKED big time...
I spent 2 days in the studio working with them...
(OK...PLAYING, but don't tell the Ranger guys. I HOPE they think I work hard!)...
mum's the word...
it's OUR secret...
thanks!

I did simple tags/ATC's, just to see how they worked & how I could put my twist on them...

anyway...
once I started, the ideas were coming one right after another...

now backing up a bit...
I was recently playing with Claudine's gesso...

and then there's the fun new Perfect Pearls Mists...

hmmmmmmm...
what happens if you combine all of them on a 5x5 canvas?

here's what I got...
by using these color washes...
butterscotch, denim, meadow, espresso & lettuce, mixed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist...

all applied over Claudine's dried gesso ...



I LOVED this background...
I couldn't quit...
I was up @ 4AM...
I HAD to see what the end result would be...

other Ranger products I used...
jet black & coffee archival for stamping & coffee archival rubbed right on the canvas edges...

vintage photo distress ink & the blending tool...


it's THE BEST in the whole wide world...trust me!

and I ALWAYS work on my non stick craft sheet...
ALWAYS...

so I added lots of good stuff from tim like...

his brand new salvage stickers...
both the seasonal & lost & found...
LOVE THEM!

these guys look just like real ornaments...
I sanded them with his sanding grip...




rock candy distress stickles, just a bit on the large sticker...

from my products, I used...

art parts scallops, one large & one small...
the extra straight piece is a flower stem trimmed to fit...


polka dot, text, this background, and this stamped lightly over the large sticker...

here's the finished piece...



it's simple to customize stickers with a little sanding, ink, stickles & an art parts scallop...

pop them up to add a bit more dimension...



I've said many times...
(ok lectured)...
to look @ the possibilities...

check out the 2 small fragments...
I needed small sticker images...
the real stickers were a bit too large...

so I just chopped them right off the cover of the sticker booklet...

you'll notice that the images on the cover are shrunk,
which = more possibilities...
and MORE images...

the moral of the story is to waste nothing!

this has been so much fun...
I had a COLORFUL blast!

I hope you're inspired to...
make art!
wendy

PS...color washes ship THIS WEEK!!!

51 comments:

Karen said...

love the background! thanks for this inspiration.

Helen said...

Oh, Wendy - this is amazing! I need those washes like now!!

Shirley said...

You are so brilliantly creative! I love this!! I am really going to have to grab some of these. Do you know if they will come in sets?

Juel said...

I knew upon subscribing to your blog that I would be forever ruined, in a good way!! My list of wants is growing, thanks!

ellen said...

OMG... woman, you are killing me... this is SO COOL!!! Gesso really is fun to play with, right??? Love everything about this - they way it all came together is stunning. Got my Cinch and a bunch of new TH dies - this weekend is about Christmas!

have fun...making art!!! ~ Ellen xx

Barry said...

Fun, fun, fun!!!

Jenna said...

Sooo stunning, I literally moaned when I saw the finished project! Beautiful!

SherrySue said...

i know, i know-love these and can't wait to combine them with canvas, crinoline, muslin...
already watched Tim's video on Ranger site!
so many ideas-so little time...
Had a blast at For Keep's Sake class last week-
you are a wonderful teacher...
working with my art parts i purchased but had to stop and reply to this cool post!

bthomas141@tampabay.rr.com said...

Fun, fun, fun

Elaine A said...

Beautiful Wendy!

I love how this looks. So reminiscent of Christmas in the early 50's.

Elaine Allen

Heidi said...

You had me at "It's NOT my fault".

Although I'm not sure my husband will believe you!!

Glad you're back...

paperqueen said...

I really had no idea where you were going from your description. Then I scrolled down to the finished project. WOWZA!!!!! Wendy, it is fabulous, and I love it and am definitely inspired to add to my colorwash collection.
Eileen in NYC

Joy said...

WOW! Wendy what an amazing project. Very very cool!

SusanK said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! How beautious! Will you be taking this piece on the road...like Bloomington tomorrow????? Can't wait for our play date!

Debby said...

Love this piece. Will be pulling those color washes out again to play with. Love this piece. I second Susan's question like can we see this in person tomorrow???

Sandra said...

WOW! that is amazing ... I love it!
nice job Wendy.
Sandra

octlove said...

first I thought...huh?

then I thought...hmmm?!

now you got me thinking...so this is what I'll be working on this week-end!!!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

i {heart} your creation, wendy!!! it's amazing!!! i love it! wonderful details and techniques! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! *hugs* steph :)

Liz in MO said...

Very, very, very cool! I think I need to buy stock in Ranger.

julie m said...

poor baby, having to work on all the new products for ranger, staying up to the wee hours and getting all inky. life can be so rough sometimes. all kidding aside, i can see why you didn't get to blogging. creating such lovely projects definitely has priority. since i only have 4 colors of the old, large bottles i can justify getting lots of other colors in the new bottles. and... then they will be so much better i can give my old ones away and buy new ones for those colors too. sounds like a plan.

Carol said...

Goodness gracious alive!!! This the the bestest background ever!!! I just bought some of the original color washes and need to use them on more projects. Thanks always for the inspiration!!!

Tara C. said...

What an amazing project!!! I can't wait to get my hands on some of those color washes!!!

Anita said...

Glad to know that you got lost making art. Your project is stunning.

The Scrappy Tree said...

Oh wow! That looks amazing! I loved the background, and then the finished piece is just beautiful!! What fun! Very inspiring :)

Dawn said...

I should just give you access to my bank account and let you send me weekly-monthly boxes. Your killing me.I just want it all- love love your ideas.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Hels Sheridan said...

WOWZERS Wendy, this is ... TRULY DIVINE!!! Amazing... Awesome... A right gorgeous piece of art... cor blimey, you playing at 4am - I am the same, I make stuff better when it is dark, I love Winter nights in the cosy Room of Stash LOL
I NEEEEEED those sprays right this very minute, cannot for the life of me think how I missed them before... oh and your secret is totally safe with me, I won't breathe a word to the Ranger guys :O))
Have a FABBYLICIOUS weekend xx

Anonymous said...

well welcome back chicky..we dont like you being gone so long, yaknow?> but..project is gorgy!Im up til 4 am often..call me lolol

got some mists...trying them tonite

cher

Julie said...

What is the difference between Claudine's gesso and other brands??

Meme said...

Let's get this out of the way right now, you were so missed. You know it leaves a gap in my mornings I don't know what to do with!
Okay..so....your project rocked!
Playing without sharing is a bad thing, my kindergarten teacher taught me that..so next time you have to share sooner! LOL!
And yes, what is the difference between Claudine's gesso and other brands?

Dorothy said...

I saw these and love them!!! You art is perfect!!!!!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I have never heard of color washes! But Wow! sounds like fun to me!

mcclar26 said...

OMG WENDY!! As usual you ROCK!! =)
I LOVE what you created!! I have some of these but I haven't played with them for awhile, and of course I will need the new colors!! Cant wait to play and create and THANKS for the awesome ideas!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND and we will forgive you this time as what you created was worth the WAIT!! LOL!! =) Larissa Heskett

kath said...

it sure is a hard life wendy road testing all those new products....but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do....big hugs kath xxx

Wanda H said...

Wendy, your canvas is awesome!!! I just knew you had to be up to something great with no blogging for a whole week!!!! But it really is hard on us WendyVecchians who check every day if there is a post :-))

Tona said...

Another fantastic project! Love everything about it.

Karen said...

Awesome! Absolutely love the background AND how you dressed it up!
I have the color washes on order, art parts and clearly for art arrived this week: Now just need time to ... make art!

Dawn said...

OMG! That is so cute! I love it, I can't wait to get the holiday paper stack and some of your art parts- I haven't seen them yet. Maybe soon
Dawn in sc

Scrapthat said...

Oh so cute!! Can't wait to see more of your hard "work" :)

jan said...

You are awash! :) What fun, love how your art turned out!

Erin Glee said...

Got. To. Have. All. Colorwash. Colors.....shipping NOW you say?

Love everything you made. AS usual.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning art as always Wendy, I love that background :-) I already have 5 of the original colour washes and love them
Anne x

sue said...

I think you come up with the best ideas. Keep them coming.

Mall Rat said...

how cool ! I have to get some gesso .. I've seen lots done with it, but have never tried it. I love the finished project .. as always you are amazing !! Have a great weekend

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is wonderful.

Lori said...

Well, apparently they're not just for fabric anymore, lol! I'm glad they put them in the improved sprayer, I found the old ones rather cumbersome and not a fine mist. Your project is fabulous, and a great idea for the salvage stickers, I just never know what to do with the little buggers. lol.

Bethan said...

fab creation..very vintage looking.
Love it!

2amscrapper said...

Terrific project!

Sandi M said...

Cool ideas here. I can't wait to finish up a couple things and start on Christmas!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

This came out awesome! I can't believe all this came from that same canvas!

Kathy Eddy said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent and creativity!

Victoria said...

What a great piece! Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas!