Monday, April 25, 2011

pigmented & stained...

I *may* have mentioned a time or 2...
or 50...


and that we NEED the other 24 colors...
just a reminder for Justin & Alain...

anyway...
I had a little idea that I wanted to try...

I tested these 6 distress stain colors...
but it will work with all 12...


here's the *key* ingredient for this technique...


always get the re-inker for the pad...
I like the pigments nice & juicy...


for the sample below, I inked the tag on the left with the snow cap...
I tapped the pad over the entire tag...
and covered it completely...

I DRIED it...

the pigments will air dry in about 15 or 20 minutes,
depending on the humidity...
that's a unique feature of Ranger's pigment inks...

but I'm impatient,
so I just blasted it with the heat-it tool for a few seconds...

once dry,
I used the distress stains right over the snow cap
to create a chalky like effect...

the tag on the right has the stains applied
directly to the naked manila tag...

here's the side by side comparison...
note too, that you can still add distressing to the edges with the blending tool...

I used walnut stain (pad) on the outside tag edges for this sample...


you can see that the stains on the manila tag
on the right, are transparent & vivid...


the same stain colors over the snow cap
are chalky/shabby looking...
and the stain colors are more pastel-ish...



the distress stains make this technique quick & EASY for creating large backgrounds...

it's the same great material as their tags...

now we can use the same inky techniques to make larger than tag size backgrounds...

the moral of today's post...

by using the snow cap white pigment pad with the distress stains, you have even MORE options to...

make art!
wendy
ps...another technique coming later this week...
stay tuned!

47 comments:

Helen said...

Loving the pastel look to the stains over the white!

jackib said...

Good morning, Wendy - thanks for the tip! I guess I'll have to pick up the white pigment ink pad!! :) Have a good day!

Shirley . . . said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Gail Bales said...

Wendy,
Thanks for the tip. Love the two different looks, pastel and bright. I need to make a sample tag too so I don't forget there is another option.
Gail in Oklahoma

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS!!! AM so going to get a Snowcap reinker next week.. you know, when I am .. in ... America!!! TFS x

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!! I've loved this technique since you first introed it with the D. ink pads!!! Way, way cool!!!! We haven't had an update on your brother in awhile... how are things going??

papillon said...

i feel i'm going to use this... a lot! love the look of it. thanks so much for sharing your talent and ideas!

Eileen said...

Lovely look! I so need that re-inker!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Wow, that is a really cool technique!! I'm working on a little art journal and I will have to use that on one of my pages. Love the effect!! Thanks Wendy!!

Nannie of 3 said...

Love it, thanks Wendy. I haven't had the opportunity to play with them yet and can't wait to play. Love the two options you showed us today.

LaStamper said...

Once again it is a great technique! Can't wait to try it. Love both looks: The transparent and the shabby chic. TFS

Kathy Eddy said...

Great discovery, so at least now we have 24 colors if we do this. We still NEED the other 24, but this discovery will help! Are you listening Justin and Alain?

Minxy said...

Oh i do like the subtle tones, think i need me a snowcap ink pad! Thanks for sharing Wendy :D

fozzieb713 said...

This looks fantastic! Can't wait to try this. Thanks Wendy

Mall Rat said...

I love the look, very soft ! I agree with you though Wendy, We need all the colors :) Have a great day !

Debby said...

The soft shabby look is really cool looking. Thanks for sharing this with us. We really need the stains in all of the colors. Please Ranger?

Vic said...

I just inked up my Snow Cap pad so it's ready to go! I love the soft look. TFS

Tona said...

You are just so clever. Thanks for the tip.

rhonda said...

I just love your blog so full of new ideas for me to try! Thanks Wendy

TheLastOfNine said...

I like the fact that you can tone down the colors to have more options, but favorite are the natural vibrate methods, thank you for all the great tips.
Gloria

michelle said...

I love that look and just for the record I think we need all 24 colors too!

SusanK said...

Love the chalky look! Now to place them on my shopping list. Woohoo!

NANCY DARE said...

Graet idea !..love the chalky look!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fun. Now if I could just get my hands on those stains.

sue said...

Great tip, how do you think of these thing? I will have to check it out. Thanks!

Dorothy said...

Excellent!!!

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing that.....it doubles up the options!!!
xoxo Sioux

Mary's Museum said...

I haven't go the white ink pad yet so I'm going to try Gesso until it comes in?

Lori said...

Great idea! Can't wait to see the next technique!

WyldCat said...

Wonderful technique, love the shabby chic look . Thanks Wendy :)

Patti said...

I love this technique.....I too love, love, love the distress stains and really do hope they come out with all 36 colors cause I "need" them all!!!

kim borcoman said...

LOVE it! thanks for the tip

Marijane said...

Great idea! Now instead of just 12 Distress Stain colors, it's like having 24. What a bargain!

karen said...

I really like the white-washed look. We definitely do need all of the stain colours. Tim are you listening? Thanks Wendy!

Dianne said...

Wonder how Snow Cap paint robber would work...maybe I will give it a try!!

lois Skiathitis said...

Thanks for the how to. I love the look. I agree we need all of the colors. So much fun and so much to do with these stains. TFS!!!:-D

jan said...

Pretty pastel colors!!! Are you going to make art with the tag?

Becky said...

How cool! I agree with you about needing the other colors. And the BEST news! My Art Parts and Clearly for Art on (almost) on their way to my house! WOO HOO! I can't wait! Now where was that post with the fabric and Clearly... :)

Bearcrazyman said...

I have that pad and never used it much. Thanks for the inspiration

Tara C said...

This is the first way I used the stains and of ciurse what was I covering but art parts--- a perfect trio if I do say so myself!!! LOVE IT! THANKS AGAIN

StampDancer said...

love this idea! I'm going to have to get the pigment ink pad or maybe try it with the white paint dabber instead?
Have a great day!

Alexandra said...

That's great Wendy, twice the colours for the addition of a snow cap ink pad and re-inker. I love the distress stains this just expanded the results with them. Thanks

Kaz said...

thanks so much!!will be adding this to my shopping list! thanks
kazx

Winnie Dolderer said...

Thanks for sharing. I am playing with them now and love them. I noted how vibrant they are on watercolor paper...and how lovely and muted they are on glossy cardstock. Totally different looks. Thought I would share.

Liz in MO said...

Man, I'm glad I bought the reinker for this little gem of a pad, can't wait to try this technique. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us.

kdeem said...

Congratulation on your 7ooth. Keep it coming

Andiepants said...

I had NOOOO idea what to do with these things! I have the inks, I'm good with paint, but stains? Thanx Wendy!