Monday, May 7, 2012

Specialty Stamping Paper and Distress Markers....Hmmmm!

If you haven't tried the new Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger....well you're really missing out on a fantastic Stamping Experience.

I'd had mine for about a week. Didn't think I'd be hopping for joy.

I was wrong...there's nothing like this stuff. I was REALLY impressed, and it takes a lot to impress me.

Here I stamped it with the Jet Black Archival Ink, dried it with the Heat It Tool, and colored it in with the Distress Markers.

It's like an engraved image. I kid you not.


Then I had started a Journal page using the Dylusions Spray Inks on an earlier post in my large Sketchbook Journal.

Here is the left side after lots of white ink, Distress Markers, and a few more bits and pieces.

This is the right hand side of the journal.

This stamp from Remnants is absolutely the most fun to stamp over several sprayed colors.

Then keep expanding outward with more pen marks and colors to make the bright colors even brighter.

I love how the Foamie stamp at the top and bottom look with the white pen around it.

It had gotten a bit dark, so the stamped and cutout wings added enough light to brighten up that side again.

LOVE the colors coming through the letters here, don't you?????

I saw a video lately where she glued 2 pages together in a composition book for more stability.

So that's what made my Journal work better, less wrinkles, and so now I'm happy working in it again.

I wish I could tell you who said this on the video, but I've been through so many, I can't honestly remember where I saw it. Just know it wasn't my idea.

Make it your own idea and give it a shot. An old trick from Altered Book days is to put a piece of paper in between the next set of pages so your glue doesn't make them all stick together.

Funny how all things seem to come back and work together at the end of the day.

And now, just a few pictures of what's been going on in my world...

Fantastic ATCs from Lori Hassler, Donna Lewis, Candy Colwell, Sarah Engels-Greer!!!

(Lori made the top left and bottom right ones!)

Love them!

Erin and the girls getting ready for MJHS Jazz Band in the Street...her 1st solo, and she ROCKED it!

She's a 5th grader, but made the Jr. High band.

Little Sister Emma climbed a tree to watch her sis.

We gave soccer feet a pedicure today...and drew flowers and dots on lime-green toe nails.

Fun times!

And their daddy's Symphonic Band playing at Super-State at the Uof I.
Congrats to all for their hard work.

 And tonight we had HUGE blasts of lightning and thunder in the NE sky....while the Super Moon minus 1 day was shining away in the Southern sky!

Looks like an egg!

Amazing phenomena!

Have a great week everyone.



Netty said...

Thank you for sharing all the wonderful photographs Linda.
Loving your swops.
Wow those journal pages are totally gorgeous. Have a great week, Annette x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun all those journal pages are just amazing,the detail well what can I say,and adore all those photos,Hun,just love the whole post take care Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Kathyk said...

AWESOME projects, all of them. Loving the photos (esp the moon and toes!)

Happy Monday


SusanK said...

Tres, tres cool! Finally got my journal cover done, now to play with some pages. Love the family shares - what a talented bunch! No moon for us...eerily silent before the skies came alive with an awesome sound and light show. 3/4" fell...we're so behind so it was very welcomed.

Marijane said...

I have been seeing a lot of Art Journal pages on different blogs that I regularly visit, but yours are my favorites. The colors, and all the delicious detailing make them really stand out! Thanks for the tip about gluing two pages together for added stability... I'll definitely be trying that one!

Marijane said...

I've been seeing lots of Art Journal pages on different blogs that I visit but yours are my favorites. Your use of vibrant colors and the delicious detailing make them really stand out! Thanks for the tip about doubling the pages in your art journal for stability. I'll definitely try that one!

Lori said...

Very cool art journal pages, I really love what you do to yours. It's the layers, baby. lol. Nice pic of the ATC's too! What a fun swap. Love the pics of the family, NICE!

Kathie said...

Awesome!! I can't wait to try the paper! I love your journal page. Gorgeous colors!!

inkypinkycraft said...

The journal page is amazing, so many colours and so much detail and so many things going on! Hugs trace. X

marymac said...

I see why you like the specialty stamping paper. I haven't found it yet. I do love all things steampunk and you journal pages look amazing. (Sounds) like you had a great weekend with family.

Connie said...

I love your blog. Your art reminds me of a mixture of steam-punk and Haight-Ashbury 60's designs. You are so talented. I am your newest follower. Please accept my invitation to visit my blog and hopefully you will decide to follow me too. Connie :)
I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and lover of life. I enjoy each and every day the good Lord blesses me with. My creative side is: artist, photographer, paper-crafter, musician, singer, gardener . . . I like a variety of things and my blog reflects these interests. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day. Hope to hear from you.