Monday, August 1, 2011

rubber stamp art...

happy August...
who stole July? YIKES...
I don't want summer to be over so fast...
I hope August days move slowly...

let's get right to business...

I've had lots of requests to go back to the question/answer posts...
I will do that, when things slow down here a bit...

but I do want to answer a few that I've gotten frequently in the last few weeks...

#1...what happens to all the art you make?
can we buy it? I'd love an original wendy art.

the short answer is no...
& the long reply...

here's what happens...
the projects I make for the books, get sent to Ted for professional photos for each book I write...

then those samples get displayed @ CHA...

after that, those same samples travel with Ted to conventions all over the country...
they last about a year & after that they get kind of beat up looking...

other art I make gets sent to the stores that I teach at...
and get displayed for the weekend...

as you can imagine, the airlines are NOT real careful...
and after a year of being shipped & handled lots...
they too get a little beat up...

eventually, they get trashed...

so, I don't sell them, because they do get dings on them from all the travel...

#2...when will your new stamps & art parts be ready for us to purchase?

I can't give you an exact date...but "mid" AUGUST-ISH...
and since today is August...
it won't be long...
yippee...believe me, I am just as excited as all of you...
I can NOT wait to see what you create...

I WILL post here just as soon as I know they have arrived...

#3...please help me find your first book, I have looked everywhere.

hmmm..can't help with that one. sorry...

both book #1 & #2 are sold out...

I don't have any copies of book #1 left ...

but I do have 4 copies left of book #2...
you can email me for book #2...
if you're missing that one...

#4...you showed your new large pocket watch. I'd like to ask if you have time to tell how you made it look like metal.

ok...this is so easy & fun...
it works on art parts & grunge too...

I paint the surface with Ranger's Adirondack paint dabbers...
I usually start with silver & dry it...
then sometimes I'll add a tiny bit with the gold dabber...
adding just a bit for highlights & dry it...

then I add coffee Archival ink to tone it down a bit...
I tap the archival pad right on the surface...let it sit a bit, then wipe off the excess with a paper towel...

if (by accident) you add too much archival ink...
and make the surface too dark...
a drop or 2 of Alcohol Blending Solution on a paper towel will remove the excess...
and NOT damage the paint job...

then I like to use my "spatter" stamp, with coffee archival to add some spots...
and I've been using the new monarch orange...
it really looks rusty cool...

and the end result is this...


today...
a perfect day for another brand new stamp giveaway...

this week, ALL 6 new stamps sets will be given away on the everything wendy vecchi group...

it's simple...
and we'll choose a random winner from the group comments...

here's todays set...

"rubber stamp art"...

true confessions...
yes I Do...collect art supplies...
and I DO NOT want to join the 12 step to stop!



the winner of the new "remnants of art" stamp set is...


Hels Sheridan said...
Corrrrrrrrr.... I love love love this set... in fact I love them all - tis true, I need them all toooooooo... can't wait to get my inky mits on them!! Loving your heart art too... tis lushly indeed xx
July 29, 2011 12:22 PM

HELS!! send your info & we'll get this headed across the pond.
(wbv1213@me.com)
ok...one last reminder...
leave a comment under the photo on the group to have a chance to win "rubber stamp art"...

that's it...

off to make kits for Cafe Crop in Crown Point, Indiana...
it's a suburb of Chicago...

those class dates are August 12 & 13...
click the link for workshop info...

lots of stamping...
lots of grunge cutting...

lots of mak(ing) art...
wendy
see you tomorrow for more free stamps, compliments of TED & MICHELLE!

49 comments:

Deb said...

Thanks once again for a chance at a great rubber stamp set, You are the best

SusanK said...

Oh boy...now it's really soon for your new stamps to be arriving in our hot little hands! I'm ready with ink pad in hand. Congrats, Hels!

Cathy L. said...

Random girl, boy, machine, pick me. Goodluck to all the entries and me. Would love all the sets, can't wait to get them in my collection. Love the eye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay lets win something!!!!!!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Another fandabidozzy stamp set!! Me really need it!!!!

Gail Bales said...

You did it again! Another must have stamp set. I love todays ART. You always inspire me, thanks so much.
Gail in Oklahoma

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Another great stamp set.

Helen said...

No, wrong Helen pulled out the hat, surely, rofl! Well done Hels...
Maybe tomorrow.... thanks so much, Wendy - it's fun trying anyhow!

Cher said...

oh how fun ! cannot wait to see Hels play with that set! which also means, maybe I have a shot at winning this one LOL...ty for the Q & A...luv that old metal look! good luck all! ty ty ty for a chance! xo

Janet L. said...

Another great set of stamps that need a home--here at my home!! I really like your art projects, Wendy. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Nannie of 3 said...

Another inkredible set! You know how to keep us happy, happy, happy! And it's all so true. :D

Debby said...

Congrats to Hels. So glad it won't be too long to get some new rubber stamps. Summer is moving by way too fast that is for sure!

Mall Rat said...

Congrats to the winner ! I"m a total scrapbook supply hoarder .. but it's ok.. it's not an illness I want them to find a cure for .. I love being this way :) Have a great day Wendy

Colleen C - Mich said...

Congrats Hels! I snoop on her blog all the time - she's so funny.

I'm so looking forward to getting my hands on the new art parts - my new distress stains are very lonely at the moment. Thanks again for all the winning chances Wendy. Have a Great Day!

Cindy Kotora said...

Oh, how can I ever get my art studio cleaned if you (and Tim) keep adding more stuff that I MUST have! Love your art, love your stamp sets.
Cindy

Marijane said...

"Rubber Stamp Art" has my name written all over it! I swear I'm addicted to art and stamping and value my stamps and art supplies as much as my Mom's crystal and china! (I'm not sure whether to be appalled or delighted by that?!?) I always love your question/answer posts! Can't wait for the next one.

redmom said...

Thanks for ansering those questions, I always wondered what you did with all your art pieces. Another must have set of stamps...I may just need to get another job to help support my rubber stamp addiction!

Meme said...

Hels is gonna rock with that stamp set! What am I saying? Hels ROCKS!

Just like all the sets I have been seeing! Thanks to Ted & Michelle for sharing your stamps with us!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Thanks for answering our questions. AND a big thanks for the tutorial - awesome!

Elaine Allen

P.S. Love the stamp set!

Susan said...

Have to have this stamp set - can I win it please? Thanks for the tutorial on the pocketwatch.

Sandi M said...

I enjoyed the Q&A today. Thanks for these stamp giveaways that you're doing. You create the most wonderful stamps Wendy :)

Tona said...

Another great stamp set!
I always enjoy the question & answer blog posts.

rhonda said...

Love these stamps and hope I am lucky enough to win them so thanks Wendy for the chance!

Barbara said...

Cute stamp set! Love the saying about keeping calm and getting a rubber stamp!!!So true!!!! These sets have all been wonderful!

Molossus said...

What a wonderful stamp set. I'm crossing my fingers, and eyes and toes and hoping I win!

Leslie said...

Thank you for sharing your art with us! I just may have to have this set!

Noreen said...

Thanks for the tips on how to make a piece look like metal. You've designed some wonderful vintage stamp sets!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooooooohhhh, COR BLIMEY!!!! I Won!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! Am doing a little happy jiggety-jig now... thanks ever so much for all the lovely comments on here too... am grinning like a loony! LOVE this new set Wendy... and thank you for all the info too! Am a very, very, very happy bunny now!! XX

Dorothy said...

WTG Hels!!!
Ok...my turn!!

Gillian .... said...

Woo hoo Hel's ... you lucky bunny. I love the quote "Keep calm and find yourself a rubber stamp", class Wendy, another stamp set that is a MUST.

Tara C. said...

What an awesome group!! And thanks to Ted for all the stamps!!!

Karen G. said...

note to self
It's ok to collect art supplies because Wendy said so :)

Jean D said...

Thanks for the details on aging the watch, sometimes it's tricky to guess all the products when they are layered in. Might have to add the new orange to the stash...

Wanda H said...

Wonderful set... thanks for making the give away special for the EWV group!!!! Love the little peekie at a project!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! THANKS For the question and answere post!! I LOVE THESE!! =)
ALSO, THANKS for yet another chance to win!!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Eileen said...

Thanks for looking out for us EWV peeps!
And I really enjoy your Q&As, please do them more often.
Thanks also for the deets on getting the watch part to look like old metal. Cool!
xoxo

Dawn B. said...

Oh Wendy, I so want them all but of course the ole budget won't allow that - winning would be so absolutely fantastic!

Theresa said...

all right....THIS stamp set is my favorite! HA HA! (I keep saying that!!!) I love the words: NOTE TO MYSELF! I am ALWAYS ALWAYS Saying that!!! This set would be a wonderful addition to my stamps here at home!!!! YAY! Love it!!

kathy sheely said...

You don't make it easy to try to "downsize"!! Some things I can't do without.
**!!I AM LUCKY enough to be one of your future students in Crown Point! *smile*.....looking forward to meeting you Wendy!

Therese said...

I love your stamps,........so true to life, LOL........... Sure wish I was coming to your class, now that would make me happy along with your stamp set..........PICK ME, PICK ME........LOL. Hugs, Therese

Sandra said...

thanks for the fun Wendy!
Sandra ltb

Vic said...

Congrats to the funny, fab Miss Hels! Thanks for the Q&A and the faux metal tut!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Congrats to the winner and thanks for answering some questions!

Karenliz said...

I think this is my favorite set! Love it!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Kinda new on the block here, but thanks for those question answering posts. That's really cool.I have been browsing this blog and wow lots a inspiration. Thanks so much for that.Oh yes the stamps are delicious thanks for giving us the opportunity to win them.
Andrea.

karen said...

Hi Wendy! I did try to post a comment on the everythingwendy site but it did not work for me. I would very much like to add the "rubber stamp art" stamp collection to my stash.
As always...You rock!
Karen :)

steph martin said...

Wendy your work is amazing - thanks for sharing all your projects with us. Would love your stamp set:)

Larajc said...

Your work is so unique! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Here we go again on another fabulous set of Wendy's art stamps. Mid-August will be upon us very soon, and then we can all spend our pennies on these little marvels.
Greetings from France - Sally
stampsally@yahoo.fr

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