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Friday, August 14, 2015

in LOVE with...DIY archival pads...

I like products with multiple uses...

if you have archival reinkers...
you know they are for reinking your pads...
that's pretty obvious...

use #2...
use them with rubbing alcohol for awesome arty backgrounds...
I've done many posts about this technique...
it's a fun one with really great results...

if you need a technique refresher, 
compliments of Scrap-Time...

use #3...

reinkers are really good for 
tinting embossing paste
to create custom colors...
reinkers add very little fluid volume, 
so they don't change the consistency of the pastes...

now we have use #4...

custom archival ink pads...
oh yes! 
seriously...

IN LOVE...

here's the first custom pad I made...

you'll see a small stripe of 
toward the far left...
then some tree branch reinker...
the next is the fern green reinker... 
and on the far right 
is the lighter/brighter


I had this tree stamp in mind to use 
& it's so easy & adorable...

here's my scrap piece, that I used for the test...
I LOVE the progressive variation in the colors...
blending from one to the next...


I'm sure I'll be using this pad a lot, 
since I use lots of leaves in my projects...

using this pad will be an easy way to add shading/variation to leaves & stamped images...






here's the second pad I made...
I used only 2 colors of reinkers on this one...
to the left is watering can...
and the other half is tree branch...
it's a gorgeous combo!


I also used a third pad & 
added plain old rubbing alcohol...
it may evaporate rather quickly, 
but it's a cheap & easy fix 
to add more alcohol, 
to reactivate it...
I'm anxious to see how long it lasts...

do you want to see how I used that alcohol pad?
I guess you'll have to come back on Monday...

I'll have a tutorial then, 
showing a fun background technique...
have some 
ready to go...
it works very well......

hmmm...
what other color combos should I try?


some blues?
with violet?




so many color possibilities!...
thinking...
thinking...
thinking...

I'll see you on Monday 
with a new technique to use 
when YOU...

make art!
wendy

WAIT...

here's a sale code to use at Funkie Junkie...

when you checkout, just enter 

gettoknowus

for an extra 10% off the prices!
it's good 'til August 31...

congrats to Linda on acquiring eclecticPaperie!
Kim...enjoy your free time!






13 comments:

rscowtown said...

coupon code not working :(

Lisa said...

Oh, how fun!! What gorgeous color combos!! So many possibilities... :) Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dorothy said...

Excellent!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Just a quick note from The Funkie Junkie Boutique - there are exclusions on the coupon - it does not apply to New Arrivals, Pre-orders, Friday Focus items that are already on sale and Bundles. The coupon should give 10% off on any other items. If you have problems, please contact linda@thefunkiejunkie.com.

Thanks so much, Wendy, for sharing the sale info!

Sue said...

I had thought that I didn't need the new pads. UNTIL! I saw your custom tree-making colors. Now, I NEED! Always hated trying to match up green and brown and not getting one into t'other when trying to stamp a bloody tree. Problem solved! Wendy, you're a genius!

Jean Dunning said...

I tried to create a pad years ago with a piece of Ranger's stamp felt, but then how to store it? The Ziploc bag eventually allowed it to dry out and it was messy...your new product looks like a great solution for creating custom pads. Thanks!

Kim said...

Thank you, my sweet friend! XXOO

Stampnms said...

Genius ! I love Watering Can I reach for it all the time. Your brown to green idea will be a fan favorite I think.

Anita Houston said...

I am so thrilled about these!!! I want many of them! WOOHOO!!! LOVE that tree!!!

Joi at RR said...

What a great post - so informative - ready, set, off to go..... and try!!! j

Redanne said...

The possibilities are endless! I love the way the tree looks, but the watering can looks fabulous too, look forward to trying these! Hugs, Anne xx

Kimberly Cobb said...

I thought I would get away without needing the DIY inkpads...but now I am not so sure. Love your green/brown tree combination. Looking forward to Monday :) Kim

Wanda Hentges said...

Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!