Monday, July 11, 2011

more on MONDAY...*EDIT @ END of post*

today I'm sharing new stamps...

new art parts & 2 new fun ideas ...

let's start with a brand new set of stamps...

this is titled "optical art"...

the tour starts on the top left with the
"french optical sign"...
this is from a 1903 magazine that we found @ a flea market...
it was falling apart...
terrible condition, but with some GREAT images...
this is one of them...
more coming...

"I may not be perfect"...
I *think* this applies to most of us...
BUT...
we do have AMAZING parts!

"she had an eye"...
I designed this one to fit with some past images...
I have a THING for eyes & the word ART...
I bet you figured this out already...

"weird found object"...
fun saying for altered art...
I have used these words individually too...

"the queen has spoken"...
I LOVE my current queen stamps,
this is a perfect fit...

"we will live"...
this is something I have said since the day Rick & I met...
I say it lots, because it's true & makes him laugh...
so I thought...may as well make it a stamp!

and @ the bottom...
a new "giant background stamp"...
if you've been following along with the new release posts,
you'll see that I LOVE this stamp & use it LOTS...
it's great in any color ink...


and here is...
OPTICAL ART...

also new in this release...

FINALLY...
I cut this next art parts set from the January release,
so it's been #1 on my list for MONTHS...

introducing...

art parts "Queens & Crowns"...

in this package you'll find 8 pieces total...

2 large queens... perfectly sized for this stamp...
2 small queens...perfectly sized for this stamp...

2 large crowns, which fit the phrenology head too...
and several other "men" art parts...
and it makes a fun flower pot too...

and 2 mini crowns...

this is an art parts ATC, using the mini queen & mini crown...

now because the crown is a separate art part,
any background stamp can be used, to totally change up the look...

here's a fun new trick...
I used tim's hanger clips over scraps of paper & filled them with Glossy Accents to create...
custom epoxy wings...

the tiny white dot in the eye was made with Ranger's white pen...
a tiny detail...
but it draws your attention to the eye...

the tiny attacher is strong enough to attach the film strip ribbon to the art part ATC...

there's the new saying...

and again...
vermillion archival stamped over the crown...

I'm quite certain Ranger adds something *addicting* to their inks & that vermillion archival got an extra dose...
@ least my pad DID...


if you've taken a class from me you KNOW that I'm always digging something out of the trash...
it's a joke here...Rick makes fun of me...

I HATE wasting stuff...

which leads me to this...

here's the base of a new project, using the new art parts sweetheart frame...

I had leftover scraps of tim's kraft resist paper...
so I used them to cover the frame, then inked over the whole thing with brushed corduroy...

the scraps are random sized...
whatever width was left over, is what I used...

I found it easiest to paint a section of the frame with Glue N Seal...(I like the matte)...
then lay a strip of paper over the glue & brayer...
add more Glue N Seal...
then keep adding scraps until it's covered...

here's what I have done so far...



here's a good value tip...
buy the small jar of Glue N Seal (it has the brush)...
and refill it with the bigger 4 ounce jar, which does not have a brush...
(and save $$$) instead of buying 2 small jars...

and the last thing...
I had several questions about how I colored in the small window area on the new art parts lamp post...
scroll down & you'll see it in the previous post...

the magic tool is Ranger's Cut N Dry nib...
it's how I color the lips & eyes on the queens & phrenology head...
it's great for inking small areas...
and for adding shading in spots where the blending tool is too large...

HUGE THANKS for the comments & emails...
YOU make me happy...
see you tomorrow with MORE...

it's crunch time now...
only 6 more days to...

make art...(before CHA)...
wendy

***EDIT***

have you heard the NEWS???? I wasn't sure what day this would be announced...
but it's TODAY!

WE ARE GETTING ALL 25 STAIN COLORS...
25??? we NEEDED 24...
BUT...

#25 just happens to be PICKET FENCE...
it's FLIPPIN' AWESOME...
to say I'm happy is an understatement...
I'm OVER THE MOON excited!!

THANKS RANGER for listening to our PLEAS...

33 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Another great reveal Wendy, can't wait for them to hit the shops. Enjoy CHA. Tracy x

Cher said...

yep...yer stuff gonna rock the show woman! luv luv luvvvvvvvvvv this set! I need a huge stash of art parts, just love em!

Nancy said...

Ohhhhhh ... I HAVE to have the new stamp set! HAVE TO!!!
Now I really want to go to CHA - get my hands on all of your new product!

Carol said...

Love the new optical stamp set and the Queens & Crowns are fabulous, TFS

ellen vargo said...

OMG I don't know where to start! The stamps are FABULOUS.. must have! And those art parts for the Queen... be still my heart.... and the hanger clips for wings? GENIUS!! I've been "eye-ing" that polka-square background since the first sneak peak... LOVE! I think this is your best release yet! GO YOU! Have fun at CHA... wish I could be there, too... I wish October would hurry up and get here... :)

Ellen xx

Marijane said...

Well, I would be getting the Optical Art stamps for the background stamp alone (your backgrounds are the BEST) but the sayings make it a perfect set! And as for the Queen art parts - I have both the queen stamps already so I must have the "parts" to go with them. Love your collage frame also. Everything's a home run today!!!

Dorothy said...

I love the stamos...now I need a second job!!

SusanK said...

Outrageously fun!

Candy C said...

Hi Wendy! Hey, thanks for the wonderful tips! Love the new stamp set! And the Queens and Crowns Art Parts...love them as well! <3 Candy

Scrapthat said...

Super cool!
Now how thrilled are you about the release of the stains???!!! :)

Lesley said...

This seriously has to be your best release to date!!! I am counting the days to get my paws on them!! Thank you Wendy....for your crazy creativity!! Whhen i grow up, i want to be just like you! ;o))

Debby said...

The new stamps are great and love the queen art parts. I saw the Ranger release and that is such great news! Now I will become even more of a lazy stamper!

Theresa said...

WENDY!!! This stamp set is my absolute favorite!!! I LOVE IT! AND, STAINS IN ALL COLORS??? WOO HOO!! Our dreams have come true!!!!!

YEE-HAW!

michelle said...

OMJ I think I am going to have to take a loan out on the house for stamps and oh so much more!

So nice of Ranger to listen!

Helen said...

Just loving the new stamps - but I think you ARE perfect....and as for the art parts - oh my YES! and hurrah for the distress stains announcement too. I got a payrise today...... yippee!

Vic said...

I am speechless! I'm so in love with all of it!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

great new ArtStuff....can't wait. and Yahoo about the new stains.....thank you for telling us!! ksh

2amscrapper said...

another awesome reveal. I love the stains and am happy to read they'll be in more colors. your heart is fabby.

Tona said...

I love everything I've seen today!

Sandra said...

wow, Wow, WOW!
Sandra ltb

Marijane said...

***EDIT***
25 colors of distress stains???? Can't wait to see how Picket Fence will be used as a stain!

rhonda said...

Wendy your projects always leave me oohing and aahing!

Wanda H said...

Love it all!!!! And I am also super excited about the stains and other Ranger releases!!!!

Gillian .... said...

And another added to the list lol, love the new stamps & art part set, the custom epoxy wings are Genius indeed, have fun at CHA, one wish in my lifetime ... visit across the pond and attend CHA ...heavan on earth!

TheLastOfNine said...

25 stains!! [sigh!!!!]

jan said...

Yeah for Picket Fence!

Dawn said...

WOW Wendy love the new stamp set- the Happily ever after saying is of course my favorite- cant wait to see more!
Hugs from the beach
Dawn in SC

smokeysmom said...

I take it we can't purchase your new stamps until after CHA???

Larajc said...

can't wait to see the new stains! Great reveal, great stamp sets!

KimSim said...

Woo Hoo!!! I'm excited about the stains! They work so great with your art parts!!

Lori said...

Another awesome release! I LOVE all the new stamps and art parts! Woohoo!
p.s. security word - flicable... as in...flicable booger. hahahaha Sorry, couldn't help it...

Susan Leslie said...

You have made my day, way to go with all of the newest stamps and art parts. You always put a big smile on my face.

StampDancer said...

Queens and Crowns Art Parts are awesome! Can't wait.