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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Q & A and a tip...



this is a quickie post...
I'm off to Carson, California to demo at the original rubber stamp convention...

barring this snow causing any issues...
#&*@...

a light dusting? pardon me...Rick has the tractor out to clean the drive & it's still coming down like a bloody blizzard...

anyway...the convention is...




COME SEE US! we'll have all the latest & greatest supplies to make art...

I've heard from a reliable source that it's warm & sunny with green grass & real live flowers there...I'll let you know...

next...more paste questions to answer...

#1. do Ranger reinkers all work with the embossing pastes? is there a favorite of yours?

  I've used tim's distress reinkers & my archival reinkers and both work just great. one drop is all you need, because they are so very concentrated...

as for having a favorite...they are 2 different, but coordinating, color palettes... so use what you like. I've noticed that when the archival reinker is added to the paste, the drying time may be a bit faster, but it's not significant enough to influence my decision...
either works well & gives us tons of color options for the embossing paste...

alcohol inks & distress paint can also be added, but make sure not to add too much paint to change the consistency of the paste...
I really think reinkers are best...

you can ink over the dry metallic embossing pastes with archival inks or use the reinkers to tint them to any metallic color you want...




#2. can I use crackled paste over matte medium instead of over paste? I'm guessing that will seal it to work.

ok...it does crackle just fine, but if the surface is really bent & flexed, the paste will pop off... this does not happen if you apply the crackle paste over a very thin layer of embossing paste...
when used over embossing paste the crackled texture paste is held very securely in place...and does NOT pop off...

3. how would I add bling on your crackled texture paste

there are several ways...
mist the wet or dry pastes with Perfect Pearls mist
or
dust the perfect pearls powders over the paste
or
sprinkle wet paste with rock candy distress glitter
or
or
if you decide to add glitter after the paste has dried, just add some Glossy Accents or a bit of multi medium, then sprinkle on the bling!

#4. Can I use your alcohol with the reinkers tip on canvas? I bought all your reinkers and would like to try it on canvas. 

it's sort of 50% OK...but not my favorite way to use that technique...
try it on a cheapo canvas & see what you think...
my favorite is still the specialty stamping paper...
you get fabulous results every time!

#5. just how short are you? you seem to be looking UP in the videos I just saw...

HAHA! I'm 5 foot 2.121845 inches...

what happened was that normally the videos are filmed at our demo tables & I stand to demo at that table...
but for a few of the videos from this past CHA, they were filming them at the take & take table, which is short, so people can sit for the make & take...
so you are right...I was looking up at people from the short table...

ok...I think I'm caught up on questions...
did I miss any?

this box of goodies just arrived from Ranger...

and here's a little reminder...

inspiration is EVERYWHERE...




this was at the top of the box...
a collage glue stick...not earth shattering exciting...

BUT...


I can not wait to use up the glue, so I can use the lid for a stamp!
see...it's a triangle...made to fit corners...

the lid will be perfect for a background filler on an art journal page...
and I thought of it before I had to dig it out of the trash!

so there you have it...

inspiration from a simple glue stick...lol!


I found out yesterday that it's
NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH...
where have I been? living under an ink pad?

so I put together a giveaway & it's on my FACEBOOK PAGE, if you'd like to leave a comment there...
the giveaway ends tonight...

I'm giving away this prize package...



and since it's NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH...

I think I'll have another giveaway next week...
stay tuned!

tata...
off to get my nails done...

then it's
California or bust so we can...

make art!
wendy




20 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Have fun in CA! Hopefully nice and warm and sunny for you!

Lisa said...

Have a safe, fun trip!! Bring back some of the sunshine to the Midwest, please!! Thanks for the Q & A!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Wilma said...

Have a safe trip and a lots of fun!!! Thank you so much for the Q& A. I know but I don't see it always...inspiration is everywhere...

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I really enjoyed your questions and answers Wendy. Great giveaway too. Take care. Tracy x

Helen said...

hope you have lots of fun, in the sunshine!! Great Q&A's thanks for all the info.

joy said...

California sounds tropical to me right now! Thanks for all the tips!

Redanne said...

Thanks for sharing more great tips and thanks for the chance to win another brilliant give-away. Anne x

Marilyn C. said...

Thanks for answering my question (#4). I am not on Facebook so I can't leave a comment to win your giveaway! Boo-Hoo! Can't you do both?

Buttons said...

Perfect Pearls eh?... That's tomorrow taken care of. Looks like a positive rainbow of ep in that Ranger box too. Just perfect for sprinkling over your pastes - can't wait to see where you go with them. Thanks for the chance to win again. It's getting to the stage where we should be done and just have a National Ranger Month, with special Wendy, Tim, Dyan and Dina days? Hope the time away teaching is fantastic. Jenny x

Hels Sheridan said...

have an amazing time in CA, wish I could be there to stalk, I mean, watch you ;o)) BTW, you are exactly the same height as me... as I call it, five foot 2 and a fag end lol xx

Therese said...

Enjoy your trip and the warmer sunshine........

Wanda H said...

Have fun and enjoy the warmth in CA!!! Ya, we got more than a dusting too!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! How said you have to wait til' the glue is gone!! lol!! I'd be using it now!! have a Fabulous Time making Art!! =)

Dorothy said...

Have fun in Carson!!
Thanks for all the info!!

Lori said...

Have fun at the show! Wish it was closer! lol. That looks like a FUN box!

Meme said...

That was a great quickie! Thanks for the Q & A!
Great answers to some great questions.
Funny that someone asked how tall you were! Just too funny!
My daughter is 4'10 and a half. Now that is short!

Shari Trumbull said...

Wendy, you are headed to my old hood of Carson!! Have fun in my old neighborhood--Class of '87 in the house!! WOOT WOOT!! Wish I could have planned travel out to be down there for this convention! Have Fun!! XOXO-Shari

Marci said...

Thanks for the tips! I don't do Facebook so can't enter your giveaway:-( . Have fun in California!

Linda R said...

Be safe, hope you see flowers and come back to us safe & sound.

JustCardsBy Sara said...

Wow what a great box of stuff and thanks for asking questions.... Love learning from u... And thanks for sharing with us all