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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

just a quick hello...

I'm off on a road trip with my favorite sweetheart to celebrate Valentine's Day...

but I wanted to show you a fun product...
it's not new...
I've had it a long time, but just recently started playing with it again...


look how fabulous it is for art journal pages...

it's matte, but very rough & textured...but still flat & PERFECT...

I test drove it over a specialty stamping paper art journal page...
the background is the archival reinker background technique...

here's a link to a video showing the technique...





the embossing powder is really cool & adds so much interest to the background...

I'm discovering that  older products work well with art journals...
& I find myself using lots of older stamps too...
it's been fun...


this art journal page seemed appropriate for today...


NEW ARCHIVAL colors, combined with the first 6...




keep the candy...

I'd rather have this...


loads of no cal treats!


CHEERS! 

have a great day...
I hope it's full of LOVE and INK...

so you can...

make art!
wendy

26 comments:

Dorothy said...

That looks awesome!! And yeah, no candy...just toys!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh yum! That is definitely better than chocolates!!

stamping sue said...

Wendy, I'm with you.....send me the products and no candy.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Wanda H said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Rick!!! I hope you have a fab time out and about!!1 Your page is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lori said...

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Love that embossing powder, and now, since you've shown it on your blog, it will be sold out everywhere. LOL. Hey, the older stamps are great! I love them! (New ones are great too)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Happy Valentine's Day Wendy. Gorgeous pieces of art. I love the older stamps too. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

Meme said...

You know I am with you, forget the candy! I am getting paste for Valentines day! So happy!

Lynn Hardy said...

Enjoy your day out with Rick! I'd prefer to have inky candy too :)

Wilma said...

This is so much better than candy:-) Hope you had a great Valentines day. Awesome piece of art you made.

Craftyfield said...

Hold the candy bring out the inks! Lovely technique with the Archival re-inkers.

Vic said...

Happy Valentine's Day yo you & Rick!

Tona said...

Love the look of that embossing powder. Yep, I'm with you. Save the candy & give me some crafty goodness instead.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous projects!! And yes, that is definitely better than candy!! I hope you and your hubby have a very happy Valentine's Day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

I just love your kind of candy too! The re-inker technique really does work so much better with the Speciality Stamping paper. Your journal pages are beautiful. Have a happy Valentine's weekend. Anne x

Buttons said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Love the eye candy and the fabulous journal pages. EP and paste - a match made in heaven. Thanks for yet more inspiration. Jenny x

Anette said...

Happy Valentinesday! LOVEly new pages :-)

Scrapthat said...

Wheee! I'd be happy with just a couple of bottles of reinkers! LOL
Guess I'm stuck with my box of chocolates :D LOL

Sandra said...

yeah ... that is a good treat ... but I like the chocolate too!
Thanks for the inspiration!
hope you enjoyed your trip!
Sandra ltb

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Weathered white EP ... Gotta remember that on my next Ranger order. Love it!

Marci said...

Just tried weathered white ep recently! Lovely journal page.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful journal page Wendy. Thanks for reminding me that I have 'weathered white'. Nicola x

Miriam said...

Oh my!! Fabulous art work.... and a fabulous box of treats.... I hope you had a lovely road trip.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Thanks for inspiring me to get my Weathered White EP out! I really love the embossed checks with the archival ink. The piece you made with it is just fabulous. Hope you had a lovely Valentine's trip!

Diane J said...

You can make such great backgrounds with stencils, pastes and embossing powders. I have some ideas now on using some of these things that have been sitting for awhile.

Kailash said...

Love your gorgeous art page, simply stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!!}

isisimaginings.com said...

Who needs candy when we've got that gorgeousness to drool over?? Such beautiful projects, I'm fascinated by how dimensional they look & yet they're flat - wonderful.