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Friday, January 17, 2014

CHA was...

 was over the moon…

SUPER AWESOME!

like maybe my most favorite CHA ever…
the vibe was good…
the people were excited…
it was just plain SUPER AWESOME!

it's a really busy fun experience that just flies by too fast…

I didn't walk around at all…
I had to come home & search the net to see photos…
I AM NOT KIDDING…

between demoing in the Ranger booth & at the Stampers Anonymous booth…
I had a spare 30 minutes per day!

I did get to meet up with friends from all over the world…
it's so much fun to talk with people who GET what I do & to share their excitement for the new products…
it's energizing...

my new crackled texture paste was a huge hit…
Ted has already ordered more…don't fret...

seeing photos on the net is one thing, but seeing how cool the paste is in person makes a big difference…
we heard that comment over & over again…
I'll be posting some projects & some tips/hints soon...

SiSi's (stamp it stencil it) got rave reviews…so many people asked how we are pronouncing it…we say SEESEE

I was thrilled to demo my new archival inks
I am totally IN LOVE with the new colors & I'm happy to have lots more color combos, now that I have 12 colors in my archival palette…
the first 6 work well with the new 6…just as I planned...

my main demo was showing another way to use the archival reinkers…

obviously reinkers are made for reinking pads, but they are fun for techniques too…

I used them for the specialty stamping paper background on my Ranger designer challenge…

we were given an 11 x 14 flat canvas & were told to use distress paints…

the only other rules were to make the canvas, so that it could be displayed vertically & nothing was to hang off the canvas…
oh…and to stay true to our own style...

I painted my canvas with black soot distress paint & also used the distress paints on the art parts large ferns & the flower that's made from clearly for art

those splats in the background were also stamped with distress paint...





here's a closer look…

I LOVE heat embossing…
it's such a simple thing, but it adds so much detail & interest…

you'll see it on the painted art parts ferns and I also used it on the background with my vintage mesh background stamp...


I used my new sunburst stencil to create the large flower from clearly for art...


you can see in the photo below that the distress paint looks great…
it doesn't chip off & it changed the cfa from transparent to opaque…

I stamped the ornate dots background over the dry distress paint with orange blossom archival & for the new checkmate stencil I used jet black archival

the flower center is the center of my new vintage doily background stamp & the mini star is a tim remnant rub...

                              

if you're a frequent blog visitor,
you know I like to use products more than one way…
so I wanted to show you that I used the same starburst stencil as a cool tag topper…

2 totally unique uses, in addition to using it as a stenciled flat background…
I like that!

I used the SiSI ZINNIA…stamped a second image on a scrap & cut out a portion of the center to create a layered flower…

that beautiful blue is my new forget-me-not archival…
and the green is the new leaf green…

the new checkmate stencil was stenciled with the new tree branch archival ink, the butterfly is orange blossom & my main sentiment/stars is always jet black archival…

it's on a #8 manila tag that I cut down to 5 ½ inches tall...

I used tim's wrinkle free distress with tumbled glass & scattered straw distress stains for the background…





here's some links to 
really well done videos by paperclipping.com

this one shows all the entries from the Ranger challenge…up close…so you get a good look...


and here's the video to show you how to 

this is the technique I've been using on my large art journal pages...

this video also shows how to use the archival inks over the new crackled texture paste…

so grab some popcorn, sit back & get ready to…

make art!
wendy

ps…I'll be back on Monday with some (3) GIVEAWAYS for a really cool ON LINE class…see you then!

AND...let me know if you try the archival reinker background…I'd love to see what you create!



27 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh, to get to a CHA... it looked truly amazing from the photos/videos and the samples were incredible as expected. Your Distress Paint piece is gorgeous - and so VERY you - definitely one of the few that didn't need a name under it to identify the artist. The tag is also wonderful and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next. Have a great weekend, Jenny x

Terry said...

Ohhh my goodness Wendy, thank you so much for sharing ALL the amazingness, loved the video's LOVE your AMAZING project, the one with the Distress Paint is amazing, and Jenny is right it is so VERY YOU wowwzersss love the flowery Tag another stunning piece of ART, thank you thank you so much for sharing all the amaizingness....Huge Hugs Terry xxxx

Anita Houston said...

You were so busy and enjoying all the demos of your new products! It wax a joy to wAtch and others faces! I LOVED your new paste...it's one of my top 10! It was so great to see you, and thank you so much for all the support and words of encouragement too!!

Lynn Hardy said...

Glad you had a good time! I wish I could have gone too - maybe one day?! I am in love with your Archival inkpads and enjoyed watching the videos of your demos. The Ranger challenge produced some amazing samples!

Scrapthat said...

Loved the canvas you made for Ranger and I love your tag!! TFS Wendy!!

Vic said...

I love the re-inker/alcohol technique. Your canvas is fabulous.

Helen said...

It was great seeing the BTS pics from CHA but even better to see your own project in close up detail here, it looks absolutely fabulous!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad CHA was such a success!! The canvas and tag are stunning!! I love the techniques you used!! I can't wait to get my hands on all of your new products!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Julie Steed said...

These samples are GORGEOUS! You're going to need a vacay after CHA. Great new products, Wendy.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous pieces of art Wendy as always. I love your Archival Reiner technique and will be trying real soon, thank you. Enjoy your weekend and some home time. Tracy x

Redanne said...

I really enjoyed the CHA too, but sitting in my armchair here in the UK and catching as many videos as possible! Your video with the fabulous re-inker technique is a 'must do' - thanks so much for sharing it with us. I just love your beautiful tag and the way you used the starburst stencil.

Have a great weekend! Anne x

Wanda H said...

Love the projects and the videos... just watched them both!!!! Is the crackle paste available from anybody yet? or when will it be?

Betsy Skagen said...

I have set it as my goal to be there next year. Not just be there, I have to be "invited" there. Guess I better get busy.

Sandra said...

very excited about the new items! Love your work!
Sandra ltb

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, your archival ink technique to create a background is simply sensational. Loved the video of you demonstrating it. Definitely going to have a play with it on Saturday. I've order all of your new products for my little boutique - can't wait to get the shipment in!

seahag said...

Wendy I watched your YouTube vids during the week and was so excited! I love the crackle paste, I LOVE how your archivals make the most amazing backgrounds.The new colors are delicious, although my favs are the in the first batch. I'm in LUST with the sunburst stencil!!! And your new stamps are to die for. I LOVE your style and energy!! Happy Happy Happy!!! :) Seahag

Kaye said...

Videos were great and love the background the reinkers and alcohol create! Really looking forward to seeing you demo the SiSi sets!

Larissa Heskett said...

Yep!! LOVING your New colors, and the. Awesome ways you've been able to use your stencils!! I can't wait to see some videos of you sharing your new stuff!! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you had an AMAZING time at CHA!! See ya on Monday!! ;)

Dorothy said...

Wow! Sounds like great fun and great art!!!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I can say with authority you were number ONE on a LOT of top ten lists for CHA Winter 2014. Including mine!!

sue said...

Wow! Love the canvas! Just purchased your first set of inks. Love, love, love them. Can't wait to get the next set.

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, wow, wow, the canvas & the tag are completely STUNNING.
I'm glad you enjoyed CHA, even though you didn't get to walk around - but the great thing about that is that everyone else had to go to YOU. :)

Debby said...

Have played with the background technique and it is awesome. I have to get a little bottle so I can dribble the alcohol on. I have been using a pipette to put alcohol on the paper. Hope the crackle paste ships soon! Want that!

Marci said...

You are a good teacher, loved the video. This page is gorgeous!

Chris said...

I've just recently found your blog and started using your stencils and inks. I love the embossing paste, too! Can't wait to use your new stencils and inks! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

Belinda Basson said...

Coming to CHA is on my bucket list...I love the new products you came up with and no one has them here in my country...I need them in my store...hence my bucket list!

Lori said...

Wow! I love the sunburst as the tag topper, a simply fabulous idea! I tried the tech from the video, just haven't finished it yet! Love that blue layered flower too!