Can you believe we only have two days left with Tim Holtz Ranger Ink? We have had so much fun sharing projects each day. However, we still have a few more AMAZING ideas and projects to unveil, so stick with us...
Today, Vicki Boutin does what she does best and shows us how to get really creative with ink. Her fantastic idea for using our Naturals collection, Tim Holtz Ranger Ink and Clear Stamps is something we can all aspire to, but let's have Vicki tell you all about it...
Layout by Vicki Boutin
I have to say that the LYB Naturals are a new LOVE of mine!! Combine those with a little Ranger magic and it is pure inky bliss! I pulled out the Burlap circles and a bunch of Ranger goodies and got down to business.
Here is what I did:
1. Add “polka dots” with Picket Fence Distress Paint dabbers. Let dry completely.
2. Color the burlap with Distress Stains (Barn Door, Broken China). Buff color off of the “polka dots” (paint will work as a resist) to expose the white. Let stain dry completely.
3. Ink one side of each circle with Distress Ink (Barn Door, Faded Jeans).
4. Dip the rim of a plastic cup in black paint and add circles. Let paint dry.
The other little trick I added with my Ranger tools was the “delight”ful shadow stamping using the new LYB stamps!
This is a great way to add an extra touch to patterned paper. I stamped the word “delight” in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (light) and Aquamarine Archival Ink (dark). Note the Canvas banners in the upper corner. I stamped the words with Archival Ink…works great!!!
I love LYB’s Clear Cut Shapes and I am always looking for new ways to secure them to my pages. Step in Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memo Pins! What a great solution for the clear stuff!
Hope this gives you a few ideas for altering the new Naturals line!
I used the distress stains as watercolors to paint the canvas bird. Put the stain on a non-stick craft met and place a pool of water beside it. Dillute as needed. The Picket Fence colored Distress Paint is great to cover any "boo boo's."
Tip - you can use Distress ink as paint, too. Stamp on the craft mat, dillute with water...voila...watercolors...or stain, really.
Love the effect of the double stamping on the sentiment on the card.
Prizes: We already gave away one big box of Naturals and we have another one to give away this Friday, March 15th. Just leave a comment here on the blog and/or on our facebook (maybe do both just to be safe) to enter to win. Leave a comment each day and increase your chances.
AND we are giving away a set of stamps each day on each of our social sites: Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Leave a comment at each of those sites each day and increase your chances to win some of our amazing stamps. We gave away stamps to 20 people last week!
Also, be sure to visit our friends at Ranger Ink on their facebook page. They have wonderful inspiration to share on their FB and blog each day. And, quite frankly, we love how their ink works with our stamps.
Don't forget... to use all of the inspiration from our Design Team to enter our Naturals Contest. See details HERE.