here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Friday, July 19, 2013

from the bottom of my heart...

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
I am walking around here with a non stop grin...

Rick's happy too...
now he isn't the only one listening to my archival ideas!

it's quite obvious that you are as excited as I am about these "charming"  colors...

just wait 'til you see them in person...
they are even better than the labels show!
trust me...they REALLY ARE!

I just wanted to do a quickie post to get you thinking about the archival possibilities...

take these...


add them over my DRY gold embossing paste ...


and you get these "charming" metallic paste colors...

I wanted to show 2 options...
so these samples were covered with a thin layer of "Glue N Seal" to tone down the shine...


take the same archival colors...

use them over my DRY silver embossing paste ...


and you get these amazing colors...

no Glue N Seal used here...
so there's a bit more shine...



I mentioned that stenciling with these archival is so much fun...

for the sample below I used my new fancy flower stencil, the new outdoor stencil (leaves), the polka dot/stripes stencil, and some new stamps...

with these archival colors...

fern green for the leaves...

cornflower blue for the largest flower...
and for the random background stamping...

potting soil was stamped over the largest flower...

orange blossom for the smaller lower flower...
and a tiny bit of potting soil over the orange blossom for the one in the top right corner...

you can vary the color intensity by adding more or less of the archival inks...


can you see how the colors coordinate and make the jet black archival pop?

add some distress to the edges & to the background to tie it all together...

this was VERY fun!

here's a little closer look...



ok...I'm down to the wire & still have 88 things on the TO*DO list...

have a GREAT weekend & 
A MILLION THANKS AGAIN...

I hope you have some time to...
think about how you'll use these new colors...

(they're made & shipping any day!)

while YOU...

make art!
wendy

34 comments:

Lynn Hardy said...

The new Archivals really do look great on top of the metallic embossing paste! I presume that you could also get a similar effect by swiping them over stamping that had been heat embossed with a metallic embossing powder? Of course you could always just use them to stamp with too!

sue said...

Beautiful colors and stencils!

Mallrat said...

I can't wait to get my hands on these inks .. the colors are perfect ! I love the way you used them with the embossing paste, B-U-TIFUL :) Happy Friday Wendy and safe travels to CHA.

Julie Steed said...

Ooohhhh...especially love them on the silver. Yum!

Candy C said...

Wow! Wendy...those new Archival Ink colors are amazing. I really LOVE them over the Metallic Embossing Pastes. Very cool results from both the gold and the silver. I'm sure the translucent is equally as cool. Your tag is so pretty. I love those flowers and leaves...definitely must have stencils. Already have the stripes and LOVE it! I love the tone of those colors...not too bright and very warm. Beautiful! <3 Candy

Peg Robinson said...

Perfect! I am in lust...

Cheryl said...

Can't wait- love the new stencils !

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the Archival Inks Wendy, fabulous array of colours. Love them applied over the paste with and without the shine. On my wish list. Tracy x

Wilma said...

Ooooh wow, it looks very very beautiful. Want it all for sure :-)

Vic said...

I'm doing my pre-order this weekend! I want them all!

Marijane said...

Gorgeous effects in metallic embossing paste! My favorite is on the silver. Can't wait to see all your ideas after CHA!

Redanne said...

Wow, they look amazing over the metallic embossing paste! Have lots of fun at the CHA....

jan said...

Beautiful colors!!! I'll have me one of each please!

SusanK said...

Gorgeous!!!! Do you have a color chart showing where your archival colors fit in with the rest of them? Especially the orange? One of my FAVORITE colors!!!

Helen said...

Well I really don't "need" any more inks but....... they look fab over the paste. so I need that too...! Have a great weekend.

Chris Gualazzi said...

Stunning!

Debby said...

Beautiful! I need those colors. Just gorgeous. Need the stencils too. Have a terrific show next week!

Wanda H said...

I have time to think but hardly any time to art. Can't wait for the new shop to be done!!! Then I should get my evenings and weekends back. Have fun getting those last 88 things checked off!!!

Suzan VonEssen said...

My little fingers are literally itching to pull the trigger on an order for these inks and stencils... as in all of them!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Just gorgeous! Can't wait to have them.

Lisa said...

Just when I thought I couldn't love them more!! I seriously can't wait to get these!! The colors are fabulous!! I'm going to be so broke soon ;) Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Larissa Heskett said...

YEP!! Can't wait to put them in my shopping basket and get them HOME!! THANKS for sharing loving all of the samples!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Rebekah McCarthy said...

Each color is just perfect!! Thank you!!!

Sandra said...

beautiful - have fun!
Sandra ltb

Pamela said...

I love the sample you provided, it really shows off these colours very well. Now I have to go and buy them:).

Christi Conley said...

ACK! I need these ink pads - NOW!! I can't WAIT to get them all - love everything you have shown us!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous tags. I so want those ink pads.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

You are so right ... they are beautiful together! Love 'em!

2amscrapper said...

wonderful color palette and so many possibilities! You rock, Wendy!

Ally White Cat said...

Love the inks and actually all of it everything..it is wonderful.
hugs
susan s

bkazoo said...

Watched the youtube where you show the metallic embossing paste with the new archival colors. WOW!! Good thing I have a birthday coming up in the fall. I think that b'day collection of items that I NEED which I'm going to give to myself just got more items added to it!

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Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! I'm so far behind on blog visits, but very current on ordering... your inks should be here any day!

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