Thursday, February 25, 2016
A Wendy Vecchi Technique
I was checking out Wendy Vecchi's blog tonight, and I clicked on the link that brought me to a Melody Lane video of Miss Wendy demonstrating at the winter CHA 2016. Wendy demo'd the use of Ranger's Archival Inks over Ranger's Weathered White embossing powder. I encourage you to watch the video. First off, the Ranger Glacier White pigment ink pad she used to stamp with was awesome on the black mat board! So crisp & vibrant! She had me so excited, I just had to play!
I took some black cardstock, and inked up one of my newest acquisitions, Watercolor NY by Technique Junkie. I used the Glacier White ink, and then covered with Weathered White embossing powder and melted. Since I had such tiny places to ink, I used some pointed manicure swabs I got from Harmon. It's not as easy to pick up ink from the pad with these as it is the ink blending tool. I could've put drops of reinkers on my craft sheet, but instead of wasting all that ink, I decided to just reink all my Archival pads until they were nice & juicy.
After coloring, I heat set the panel & trimmed. I wanted the colors to pop, so I used some Tempting Turquoise cardstock from Stampin' Up! as a base. Kind of plain, so I used Versamark on a background stamp for some texture, and then ran some Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges.
I was just looking as my picture as I was writing this, and I thought I needed some bling ...
Now, what do you think? I think me likes. :-)
I'm going to submit this for several challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: February Mixed Media Challenge (oops! posted here, but I just noticed this challenge is PAINT ... my bad!)
Wow! That's the most challenges I've met with just one card! Yeah!