here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Monday, March 17, 2014

altering with archival inks...

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

I wanted to share a quick way to alter metal embellishments with my archival inks...

tim's new idea-ology metal pieces are awesome & really fun to customize to coordinate with any project...

I started with these 3 pieces...
they're from the adornments nature set...


                            

I used a piece of tape under the butterfly to hold her securely to my craft sheet...

I pressed the forget-me-not archival pad over the butterfly to ink most of her...


then using the orange blossom archival pad, I lightly swiped the pad just over the raised areas and got this...

*note*...if you don't like your color choices, rubbing alcohol (surgical spirits in the UK) will remove the archival ink & you can start over again...

heat with the heat tool to dry the inks...

*REMEMBER* heated metal is HOT...these pieces are solid metal, so they hold the heat for quite a while...




to color the rose, I used these archival reinkers...

I put one drop of each reinker on my craft sheet & used a cut n dry nib to "paint" the colors on the rose...

you could also use a tiny paint brush to achieve the same results...

I added a dot of fired brick distress stickles to the rose center...

then dried it...



in a matter of 5 minutes...
these 3 pieces went from this...



to this...sorry for the glare...

oops...for the arrow I used the tree branch archival pad & just pressed the arrow onto the pad & dried it...
tree branch is an awesome color...it looks sort of antique gold when used over the silver metal...


and here's a quick mini card...

manila cardstock...



scattered straw & brushed corduroy over the whole card...



the altered rose was a perfect fit...


so this is another way to use archival inks and reinkers...

for

stamping

stenciling

reinker/rubbing alcohol backgrounds and...

altering!

and that's why

archivals are AWESOME to...

make art!
wendy
ps...next post I'll show you the tag I made using the butterfly & arrow...see you soon!

42 comments:

Diane J said...

These are gorgeous. I do love these colors.

Emma said...

Beautiful! The archival inks are next on my shopping list. I just love your colours x

Amy* said...

Wendy there isn't anything you CAN"T do with your fabulous inks! My 'other" inks are feeling neglected :)

Can't wait to give this technique a try TFS!

Amy*

Sue said...

Gorgeous! I have some of those metal adornments. Can't wait to try this technique.

Dee in N.H. said...

That's awesome! Love the coloring!

Dorothy said...

So pretty!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, these look stunning!! It's amazing to see what a bit of color will do the the metal!! Absolutely fabulous!! Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gabrielle said...

Brilliant! You're right, those are just perfect for colouring!

Marci said...

What a cool idea! Can't wait to try.

Linda Storey said...

They are great. Thanks for letting the rest of know how to do it. Just love the butterfly... ;0)

LoraineC said...

I love the rose makes the adornments look so different x

Lori said...

Gorgeous alterations! Love the finished card!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Wendy, the colours look so vibrant, love them. Tracy x

Naomi said...

Super, can't wait to try this out. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy St. Patrick's Day from Dublin.

Rita said...

So excited Wendy. Those colours were just delivered last Friday, so I'm off to try this. Beautiful rose and the butterfly looks stunning. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

Stephanie Rodgers said...

glad you're back! missed ya!

SusanK said...

Very cool! I haven't altered metal embellishments in a long time...guess I need to change that!

Judy said...

Oh my gosh, these pieces are so pretty. And simple to do too. Thanks for sharing with us and Happy St. Patty's day to you.

Craftyfield said...

The Archival inks colours look fantastic on metal!

Wilma said...

Wow, beautiful!!

Meme said...

Those are gorgeous!
Way to rock the color!

Why do you and tim always have such nice clean Craft sheets?

I could never use mine for pictures, it's cut, warped, stained and I guess really used!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I absolutely LOVE your new colors Wendy. They're front & center on my desk because I'm ALWAYS reaching for them!

Rea' said...

I love it ... I gotta get some of those embellishments, I love all the cool things you can do with them !!

Sandra said...

thanks for the tips - beautiful colors!
Sandra ltb

Vic said...

Wow, they look fabulous!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

Anna-Karin said...

They are gorgeous!! I haven't tried altering metallic embellishments with my Archival Inks yet.

Tona said...

You clever girl you! Love what you did with the metals.

Rachel Greig said...

Great idea Wendy - it looks fab! :) Loving your new Archival colors!!!

Helen said...

Fabulous makes and gorgeous bright colours.

Redanne said...

Great tips Wendy and the end result is just stunning, I adore butterflies but that rose is just 'to die for'!

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous!

Jean said...

Thanks for the fun ideas, looking forward to some inspiration when meeting you in NH this weekend!

steffi said...

That's cool Wendy - so effective :o)

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS... need those charms now :O) TFS x

Kathi said...

Wow. Now I need to complete my collection of archival inks and Alterations metal bits!

Kathi said...

Oops. Not Alterations. Adornments.

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning transformations! Love these incredibly versatile inks. Nicola x

Debby said...

Gorgeous pieces. Love the archival inks!

Katy - Editor said...

Stunning Wendy! Archival is my all time favourite ink ever. Amazing stuff!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Very cool technique! I love altering metals and usually use alcohol inks. Must try the archival reinkers. Thanks for inspiring us to use them in so many new ways!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooooh lah lah! What an amazing and speedy transformation. Will definitely be playing with my AIs and reinkers soon.