Monday, May 16, 2011

Tips and Tricks - Lots of Playing Around

I know I've been a bad blogger lately. But it's been really busy here with all kinds of "end of year" things going on.

Kindergarden graduation. HS Graduation. Class Kitting...we cut 65 Chunky ATC's this morning. Book making with the girls. Book keeping...(yuck). And getting the garden planted and mulched....yada. yada. yada.

So today I am waiting for glue to dry on a project with the new Archival Inks from Ranger....making some samples up.  And I thought I'd show you a few things to think about.

Did you know that painting with the Perfect Pearls and water on Graphic 45 Curtain Call-Moulin Rouge makes for a gorgeous work of ART????

The Peacock feathers are awesome...the boa is done with the white PP and it's stunning. Much prettier in person.

And did you can stamp on the new Metal Foil Tape from Ranger that's out now with the Ranger Archival Inks. You heat set and seal.  There's another way to do this I'll show you later.

The bottle is from Tim's Corked Vials with Alcohol Inks swirled inside for color. The stamps are Adverts from Tim.

And here's a little project I've been working on FOREVER!!! But note the background stamp. Tanya @ Stampers Ink where I'm teaching in August just bought Cornish Heritage Farm Stamps!!!!! YAY!!!

I LOVE their stamp blocks and backgrounders. The one in the picture is called "Stitches" from them.  SOOOOO....look for some great stamps coming back.

And last but not's some of the new colors from Ranger's Archival Inks. Gorgeous colors...Viridian, Chrome Yellow and Venetian Orange. Just a sampling of the many colors. (They're great artist color names that I love) They'll be here soon. The Butterflies and Moths are from the Papillon set.

So many possibilities...........I'll bring them to the upcoming classes with some samples and you can see how fantastic they are.

Gotta go. The sunlight is so welcome in the Studio today..........finally!

Be Well and Be Good to Each Other.



LynneForsythe said...

LINDA.....those new Archival Inks are tooooo die foooor!! gotta have one of each....for sure!!

and your forgiven on the bad's tough when the weather turns nice!!

SusanK said...

You have to make hay while the sun shines -- gardening, etc. Face it, we've not had the kindest of weather. Love these new ideas and am eager to add the new Archival Inks to my Ranger collection!

misteejay said...

Wow, thank you for those tips & ideas...I would never have thought to use the perfect pearls in that way. Oh how I NEED more time to play LOL

Toni xx

Netty said...

All great pieces but totally adore the Moulin Rouge, am in love with this artistic piece. Annette x

Deb Smith said...

Super cool Linda. Can't wait to see the new things.

Angie Lentz said...

So i can't wait to find out what classes you are teaching at stampers ink in kansas city!!! I am soooooo excited to actually be able to meet you and learn from you!!!

Candy C said...

Very cool stuff Linda. Love your samples you're posting on your blog. Really cool techniques and things to go "hmmmmmmmm" about. :) I didn't know that Ranger had released their new colors yet! They are all wonderful! <3 Candy

Wanda H said...

All very cool!!! So on the metal you said stamp, heat, and then seal... what did you use to seal? Ranger's glue and seal? or something else.