Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Supplies in the Studio----PLAYTIME!

I received a shipment of new and exciting goodies last week.

After a crazy weekend...HS play, 2 soccer games, yard duties, etc....I finally got down to playing in the studio.

This is a picture I took on my "Oh So Smart" phone. Tiny but better than I could get today.

It's using the new and wonderfully creative Patina's from Vintaj and Ranger.

I painted them on with a brush...we'll talk later on that.

 Then I opened the Spray Inks from Dylusion and Dylan Reaveley.

Oh My Gosh....the COLORS are AMAZING!!!!

Trying to watch Tim's video class Creative Chemistry 101 and play at the same time.

Ha! REWIND is wonderful.

I sprayed several colors, dried, and sprayed again with a Crafter's Workshop/Julie Balzer Stencil.


In my box of goodies I got my set of Remnants Stamps from Tim.

The Old by Fav, Fancy Flourish, stamp and Black Archival Inks added the swirls.

Foamies also added here and there for fun.

Here's another shot of the 2nd layer with stamps and Archival Ink.

This is over another Julie Balzer Stencil and more black ink...LOVE the contrast.

So, that is just the beginning. If you want to follow along, go make a page with just color all over it.

Add some stencils with sprays or Distress Inks and Applicator, and then give a favorite stamped image a spot in 3 places. Overlap off the page for composition and we'll be back later.

I left a lighter spot in the middle of one page to write some words....

I'll be back later with some more steps to add to this page.


Remember this bracelet I made last summer?

Well I had to try the new Patinas on it.

There's terrific step-by-step instructions from Jess at Vintaj here.

Look at the dramatic difference now! It REALLY shows off the turquoise and amber beads.

I used Cinnabar, Rust and Verdigris on a tiny brush.

Heat set, sand, and polish with the the Metal Reliefing Block. (this block is a MUST...unbelievable when used to sand and polish detail. Different than any other on the market.)

Then here's a bit of fun.

The Owl was embossed using Moonlit Night Deco Embossing Folder, a Square Blank, and the Vagabond Machine.

Then using a small brush again, I added several layers of color, sanded, and polished.

The result is a cute little owl in a fun outdoor setting....leaves and such.

 I had a fun day with my new supplies and therefore had to share with you. Check out the links below to find these products.

You can also find many Vintaj products at Hobby Lobby.

Go and Create ART!


Vintaj - Deco Embossing folder - Moonlit Night by Sizzix
VintajAltered Blank
Tim Holtz - Stamp set Remnants, Fancy Flourish by Stamper's Anonymous
Ranger - Archival Inks - Deep Purple and Jet Black
Ranger - Distress Inks and Ink Blending Tool
The Crafter's Workshop/ Julie Balzer - Stencils- Mini Daisy Doodle, Numbers Collage
 Sizzix - Vagabond Machine


Lynne Forsythe said...

absolute GORGEOUSNESS GIRL!! Don't you just love Dyan's inks....esp love the black!! Kinda scary to work with but AWESOME results!! and ohhh the Patinas are AMAZING!!

Diana said...

amazing.. as always, totally amazing!! i so can't wait to get my sprays!!!
i had hoped to have them last week but alas.. still waiting for them to arrive :(

tesa said...

I love the background. I am waiting to Dylusions Ink Spray arrive at Spain, since I saw they in the last CHA. Wonderful colors!.
The bracelet is awesome!.
Thanks for sharing.

Candy C said...

Linda, you've been one busy lady!!! Love your backgrounds. I just got some Dylusions inks and cant' wait to play with them!!! Love those pages and what you're doing with them! And your's beautiful!!! <3 Candy

ellen vargo said...

FABulous! I just ordered my patinas yesterday and can't wait to play with them when they arrive - they are gorgeous and I love what you did with the bracelet! As for the Dylusions sprays.... no argument from me - I'm addicted! Have a great weekend! Ellen xxx

Lori said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff! I love the remnants set, hot air balloons are a fave of mine, so had to have it. I figured you would be getting into those patinas! lol! Gorgeous!

Susan said...

OMG, you are having way too much fun! Gorgeous pages and that bracelet was beautiful before but amazing now! Can't wait to get my hands on some of this stuff.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful jewellery Linda. Enjoy the weekend, x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are amazing! Love the deep colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!