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Thursday, March 14, 2013

5 Q & A...6 WINNERS!

I thought I'd do another quick Q & A...
to catch up on some emails/comments from the last few weeks...
it's been a long time since the last Q&A...
sorry!

REMEMBER...

if you need a quick answer...
just email me...

I try to answer questions from the blog comment section when there is an associated email...

if there's no email account, I have no way of responding...
and your question will wait 'til the next Q & A post...

ok...
#1... I know Ranger doesn't make a paper trimmer,
 what do you recommend?

when I first started making art,
 I fell in love with the Genesis cutter...
it's pricy...
I know...

but I've had mine for at least 10 years & I still love it...
 it still makes a perfect cut & I've never even changed a blade...
we use it constantly for class kits etc...
and I'm sure it's gotten way more than normal use...


#2...how do I know what ink to use when? is there a simple chart somewhere?

here's a quick answer...

Ranger's Archivals are permanent when dry...
that means...

if a water based product (Perfect Pearls, distress inks or stains) is used OVER Archivals...
your stamped image remains crisp, clear & it will not bleed...

I use archivals to stamp my art parts...
and I love them for background stamping & 
for stamping my main images.

since I'm never sure what I'll add over the backgrounds, 
Archivals are a safe choice...

they are a very versatile ink...
you can use them on paper, card stock, Clearly for Art, metal, glass, chipboard, grungeboard, grungepaper, to stamp over distress paints...
even my Blossom Bucket pieces...
and...embossing pastes!

almost forgot...
the are permanent on fabric too, when heat set & dry...

***here's a little tip***

 Blending Solution will remove Archivals...
so...if your stamp slips on metal, glass or Clearly For Art...
(a NON-POUROUS surface)
Blending Solution will remove the Archival ink!

Archivals are AWESOME!

I'll be showing some fun Archival tips in the near future...

now...on to distress...

distress inks are made to react with water...
so if the same water based products are used OVER distress inks, the inks will react & bleed...
just like they were created to do...
GENIUS!

do I ever use distress inks for background/main image stamping?
YES! 

because I know they WILL react & that's the basis for lots of cool techniques...

since I LOVE the distress colors, 
I use them for my main stamping 
(sayings that I want to be readable) 
if I'm NOT going to add water over them...
that way the image remains very crisp...

I use distress inks on every project...
 I used them once & was IN LOVE!

REMEMBER...
to look at the ink pad labels...

there's a ton of info about their properties...

YIKES...
I guess that wasn't a quick answer...
oops!

#3...more house photos please!

ok...
it'll be a bit...
we're still waiting on family room furniture/area rug & the main bath vanity...

#4...is there a way to change the color of your embossing pastes?

YOU BET!

I chose to add the embossing pastes to my product line because they work with ALL tim/Ranger products...

my favorite way to pre-color it, 
 is with a drop of any distress reinker...

I showed this at CHA in this video...

you can mist it while wet with any distress stain
(I put the stains into misters)...

when the paste is dry, you can go over it with distress ink on a blending tool...

I'll have more info on that coming up soon...
but check out the video for the scoop...


#5...why did you put the distress stains in sprayers as opposed to making your own colors with reinkers?

lol...
like I said above, I LOVE distress &
I REALLY wanted the distress stains in a spray form...
so I made my own...

you can use the reinkers to make colored sprays,
 but since water was added to the reinker, it has already reacted & you will not get the usual reactive effects you expect...

BUT...
by putting the undiluted distress stains in a mister...
you can spray & still get the same cool distress effects & do awesome techniques...

try just one
distress stain in a mister...

I bet you come back & tell me that you too
LOVE the distress stains in a spray form!

now about those winners...

the stamp sets I'm giving away today are...
LCS096
LCS103, 104, 105, 106 & 107
you'll find the numbers in the top right corner...

if you are a winner...
email me at

wbv1213@me.com

please let me know which of the above sets you already have...
and I'll make sure you don't get a duplicate...

#1 winner from the ewv Yahoo group is...

anonymousink@bellsouth.net Tue Mar 12 21:29:52 PDT 2013


Awesoe stamps! I would love to welcome them to my happy home!

#2 is...
bkhaja Tue Mar 12 15:34:44 PDT 2013


See that gentleman with the striped shirt? I'd love to give him (and the rest of the package) a home.


#1 winner from my Facebook page is...




#2 is...

Lori Jensen Hassler Yeehaw! Thanks for the opportunity to win again! lol!



#1 winner from blog comments is...

Blogger Sherri Timmons said...
Good Grief - I practically got carpel tunnel from scrolling to the bottom of the comments section. We broads do love a awesome give-a-way. Thanks for being generous with your products and your talents.
March 13, 2013 at 1:12 AM
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#2 winner is...


 Kaz said...
BloggerOOOOOOooooo would love the chance to win these gorgeous beauties thanks for being soooo generous off to share on facebook!
thanks wendy x

Kaz x
March 12, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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CONGRATS to all 6 WINNERS!

I'll let you know where their new homes are...

if you're not a winner this time...
I still have 3 sets here...

just sayin'...

I'm thinking I'll surprise someone someday 
who leaves a comment...

BREAKING NEWS...

don't miss Hels Sheridan demoing on TV today...
she has some awesome peeks posted on her blog today...

here's the info I lifted from her blog...

  I hope you can join me at 3pm and 6pm on Create & Craft: Sky Channel 671, Freeview 36, FreeSat 813 and if you haven't got access to those channels, 

you can also tune in online HERE.  

ok...no post is complete without a photo...

here's one...

a fun art journal page...

it's an example from my
stained, stamped, stenciled art journal class...



 I'm off to play with one of my 
most FAVORITE of tim's Sizzix dies...

the tattered florals...

and...
I'll be back to give away a brand new tattered florals die...
compliments of tim...

I so LOVE a good giveaway!

I'm headed to the studio to...

make art!
wendy
ps...YIPPEE!

















39 comments:

sue said...

Congrats to all the winners. It's always fun to see your post in the winn column.

Renee said...

Wendy - thank you for the helpful Q&A post. Congrats to the winners.

Nancy said...

Congrats to the winners - I LOVE Sherri's comment! :-)

Rainbow Lady said...

Well done everyone xx

Jassy said...

Congratulations to all the winners :0 I'm off to watch Hels xx

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Was that an earthquake? No, it was just the jumping up & down of the 6 Wendy Vecchians who won her giveaway! Congratulations winners, and thank you, generous Lady Wendy.

julie case said...

Congrats to the winners!! Thanks for all the ink info. Can't wait to see more house pics!

Lori said...

Whoop!! Whoop!! Thank you so much, this is so cool! And Congrats to the other lovely winners! Off to check my numbers...lol...

Linda R said...

I have the day off due to that pesky thing called "birthday" so I think I'll make art....need more stamps please ;-)

SusanK said...

Congrats to all the owners of your latest stamp sets! Lucky ladies!!!

Redanne said...

Congrats to all the winners, they are going to have so much fun! thank you too Wendy for your Q & A, great tip about the re-inkers. If this is a draw for the Tattered Florals, please exclude me as I already have it - thank you again! Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Congrats to those winners...so many are my buddies! Love the Art Journal page...I get to do it! Thanks for the info for Hels! And, so glad you finally get to go play!!!! Have fun!

Helen said...

Well done to all 6 lucky ladies! I guess I'll have to go and stay with Gabrielle again and "borrow"....!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Congratulations Ladies!! Wendy, thank you for the tip on using Distress Stains in Misters, I am SO going to give it a go! Now I"m off to get inky!

Debby said...

Congrats to the winners! Have fun with your flowers Wendy. Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Gabrielle said...

Oh Wendy! How thrilling! Thank you for choosing me Rick, I knew you were terribly handsome!!! Congrats to all the other winners - off to email now xxx

Sandra said...

yippee! you are back in the video to make art!
interesting bout the distress stains in a mister - never thought about how the addition of water to the reinker set off the reactive properties. THanks for the tip!
Sandra ltb

Mooffie said...

Thanks for the Q&A Wendy - great tips. I have Hels (part 1) recorded - I had a man in fixing the TV in my *new* craft roon, so missed the first one, but I have her recorded for later watching!!

darcydaydream said...

congrats to all the winners..shame itwasn't me..but ay oh always next time and I have the lovely Hels on TV to compensate....have a lovely day...
Christine in Darcy...x

Kathy Eddy said...

Congrats to all! I, too, am in my studio today playing. Trying to get my cards decided on for this month's stamp club. Working on two of the three needed. Still hae to do the tattered flower challenge, 23 birthday cards, and my March tag. Better get off of here fast!

michelle said...

Congrats to the lucky six!

Stains in sprayer I must try that one and I am looking forward to seeing your tattered flowers I am sure you will rock them!

Vic said...

Great Q & A! Congrats to the winners!

Kaz said...

Thanks you sooooo much!! Thrilled to win, a mahoosive thank you Wendy!! I'm watching the fabulous Hels working her magic she's soooo talented xx loved the Q and A too x

Kaz x

Dorothy said...

thanks for the answers!! and congrats to all the winners!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Congrats to the winners, especially our list mom, Lori Hassler, who deserves to win! I can't believe I missed this embossing paste video! How did that happen?! Thanks for posting it--got it saved now.

Mallrat said...

Congrats to the winners !! I'm going to have to try the stains in spray form .. I think I might grab them more that way :) Thanks Wendy

Bella said...

Watch the next CHA...Tim will have distress stain in a mister...just saying...brilliant idea!

Carla said...

The winners will be loving their stamps I'm sure!
Carla from Utah

Netty said...

congratulations to all the very lucky winners and loving the journal page. Annette x

Julie Steed said...

I didn't realize Archival ink was that versatile! Excellent Q&A. I guess I need to scootch the Archivals from the Want column to the Need column. ;)

Disco Queen said...

Hi Wendy, Thanks for the Q&A I am always forgetting that the archival inks can be used on metal & glass. I must give this a try. Hels was amazing on the telly. I am so glad I managed to tune in to both shows.

bkazoo said...

Just sent you my contact info. I'm so very excited to have won. (Doing a little dance at this time!)

THANK YOU for everything that you do and share with us.

Lynn Hardy said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the tattered florals dies too.

Marcia Neat said...

I watched Hels today she'd such a talent thanks to her demos she's got me wanting oodles of stuff looks like I'm going to have to raid my piggy bank

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

I am so gutted my IPhone wouldn't let me go through the process of entering nor my IPad??? Still I am excited for the winners, congrats. I loved watching Hels today - I AM IN A TWO DAY CLASS WITH HER IN JULY!!!!! Can't wait. I never use any other ink! Sam

Wanda H said...

I have a crazy week and miss all the fun!!!! That's ok... Congrats to the winners!!!!! Love the journal page, Wendy!!!! Love my tattered florals die also... Must be my most used die!!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

Well I wasn't a winner but I always feel like I win when I visit your blog. I learn so much.

Mary

Marilyn C. said...

Congratulations to the winners. I know the stamps have found a good home. I love Tim's Tattered Florals too! I use them all the time, so versatile. Thanks for all the tips.

Katie said...

Thanks for the QandA. And your journal pic. Congrats to the winners. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.