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Friday, January 15, 2016

CHA was FABULOUS & FUN!


every year I come back from CHA & think...
WOW...
THAT WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER...

BUT THIS YEAR 
REALLY WAS
super WONDERFUL...

THANK YOU
 FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART 
to everyone who attended and supported 
studio 490 and my Ranger products...
your sweet comments about my new products and my samples/demos made me so happy...

I'll be back with regular blog posts (with tutorials) 
and giveaways
using the new goodies next week, 
but today I thought I would do a quick post 
to share a few tidbits...

this was my Ranger challenge piece...
the base we used is Dina's new media board...
it's a very nice solid surface...
my whole background was sprayed with tim's distress sprays...

I used LOTS of distress sprays and 
the board didn't warp...

the focus was distress & I used distress stains, sprays, paint, the ink pads &
unlike anything I ever seen...

they have some very unique properties & I'll be sharing how I used them...

look for tim's demos on you-tube...
I'm sure there will be lots where he explains them in detail...

I wanted my challenge piece to look like a book, 
sitting on a shelf...
thus, the 

the new "picket fence" stencil was my focal point... 
and I built around that...

I used the picket fence with 
if you don't have this one...
you NEED it...
it's not new, but it's really cool because it has a dull, very textured finish...
that allowed me to use the crayons to dirty up the white fence...
I also have another fun technique using the weathered white embossing powder...




the same picket fence stencil is so fun to use with embossing paste to create texture...
for this sample, I colored my white embossing paste with a 2 drops of potting soil reinker...
when I spread the paste thru the stencil, I intentionally did not make the surface smooth...
I wanted to create a wood effect...
I like it!



I'm guessing that 
the #1 top selling stencil 

there are several ways to use this...

every time I demoed it, people were surprised at how quick & easy a background can be created...
it's NOT hard at all...

it can be used like this...
stenciled just once,
straight, 
to create a square quilt pattern...



or...
like this...

stencil once, turn it 90 degrees and stencil again with a second ink color to create those 
adorable tiny plaids...

below, the quilt looks like diamonds...

there are several ways to line it up...

you can see on the sample below that there is ink in each square...
you can also use it so that the original background color remains uninked...

the nice straight lines also make it super simple to trim a zig zag border on a card or tag...
it can be used to create a banner or a border...
more on that soon...

the plaid on the large flower is
stamped once, turned 90 degrees and stamped a second time...

on the front smaller flower, 
it's stamped vertically only once...


just a little pen stitching and a few glaze pen dots, make the quilt look even more authentic...
a small detail...
took 3 minutes...
but it makes a big impact!

think about "quilt" flowers...
oh yes...
stay tuned for lots more examples...

I flipping LOVE the mat mini hearts and 
the birdhouses are to be used with 



so that's it for today...

I'll be back next week with LOTS more...

have a great weekend &...

make art!
wendy

ps...
WAIT...
I can't say how much I LOVE these products...
the collage mediums are almost instant drying...
GREAT for those of us who are impatient...

they are totally different 
than anything I've used before...

they are matte & FABULOUS...
I REALLY love them with the crayons...

I've had a little play yesterday & 
I'm IN LOVE...

trust me...


I liked lots more new things...
but hubby is waiting patiently to head out on a junking date!
I shall return!







19 comments:

Sue said...

I love your Designers Showpiece! I am excited to see how you use all of your beautiful new things.

Debby said...

Have fun junking! That new stencil is really cool. Nice design piece. Weather going to get cold again so hopefully time for art!

Tona said...

Love all of your projects. The way you did that picket fence, it truly does have the look of real wood.

Redanne said...

I do think you achieved what you set out to with your Designer Challenge piece, it is really, really beautiful and I do love how you achieved the real wood look on the picket fence. It looks amazing. Anne xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful projects!!!!!!!!! I'll be looking forward tot he tutorials!!! So you like the mediums... and you won't miss Glue 'n Seal? They work as good as Glue 'n Seal did?

donna said...

Wendy, I am sooo excited about all your new products.
Going shopping this week end.
Thank you for all of your inspiriation to make art. You ROCK!
Donna in Ky

Alyce said...

I'm looking forward to your tutorials. I enjoy learning how to use your products.

Vic said...

Always such fun and amazing products/demos. Looking forward to new tuts.

Julia Aston said...

So many beautiful projects and products Wendy! I've already pre-ordered your wonderful fence stencil and new colors of ink! Julia xx

Helen said...

Periscope allowed me to see lots of coverage from CHA, it felt like being there! Great samples, love your fence!!

Dorothy said...

Wow Wendy! How fun! Love it all!!

Anita Houston said...

You projects were GORGEOUS, and loved your Designer Challenge piece too! Fabulous release with all the inks and sprays, and love those new stencils and stamps. What a great show is right...the very best! Hugs and mega thanks to you!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Fabulous samples! I've already pre-ordered my new colors, but I really can't wait to get my hands on that plaid stencil. It's ingenious! Really, really love it!

Judy said...

Can't wait to see all the new products Wendy.

jan metcalf said...

Awesome!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a sensational release, Wendy! All your samples are so gorgeous. I really love the binder cover made with the Repeating Quilt stencil - beautiful! I'm so excited to get inky with all your amazing designs. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

Hugs,
Linda

Lori said...

Wonderful pieces for the samples!! I love that repeating quilt stencil, that will be a must have...everything looks so cool!

Lori said...

I finally made to look at you mini's! I love them so much. I can't wait for the #timholtzcrayons. Loved your #wendyvecchi video at #CHA2016. just started following you and I can tell that you are an amazing artist! Can't wait too learn from you. Also can't wait for the Tim holtz crayons! XO @StampingTherapy

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