I know, back to back galleries, but I promise to have something for you other guys shortly! It's just that March is National Craft Month and I have been celebrating it with some new stuff... I have taken off a week from work to paint the kitchen, so I am sure something funny will arise....
Let's jump right in...
|Hero Arts "Paper Layering Koi" set with Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber on cold press watercolor paper. |
In Loving Memory of Mary LoBianco (1957-2017)
Simon Says Stamp "Some Bunny" set from March kit release. Background is Distress Oxide (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China Mowed Lawn.) Memento Tuxedo black ink critters colored with Copic Markers. I added some Wink of Stella and Diamond Glaze to the eggs though it's hard to see here. I am really not a good colorer, but will keep trying to get better at shading. Part of the problem is I don't have three markers in the same family, part of it is me...
The Distress Oxide inks are a pigment/dye combination. They dry chalk-like without rubbing off. The magic happens when you add water. You can layer these inks as long as you dry after every layer. I highly recommend anyone interested in learning about these to either go to the Ranger website and/or watch Jennifer McGuire's You Tube video that hits the high spots of what these inks can do. I really didn't think I needed them, but they really are different then anything else there is.
This card doesn't feature anything new, but I had fun stepping out of my "style"...
This card features Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous "Crazy Cats" and "Crazy Sentiments" sets. Not sure I will have reason to use these much, but hey, they were on sale...LOL! I used regular Distress Inks on the background attempting to simulate a video tutorial by Sandy Allnock and pretty much failed. But still a cute card! I need to get a TV in my craft room as I forget stuff!
The guilt is setting in, so I must go work on that kitchen!
Until next time,
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