Sunday, February 18, 2018

Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! I hope you are well and had a good weekend! We had a birthday party for Anton which was a big success and lots of fun. 


 
This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Grunge It Up challenge. Lots of fun! Don't miss the stunning project by our February guest designer Stacy Hutchinson.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I made a really grungy tag this week, with lots of layers and techniques. There is quite a bit of embossing powders, as you can see, and I also used Tim Holtz's Ultimate Grunge set a lot. It is an older set of his and it is one of my favorite and most used stamp sets. The tag also has left-over bits and pieces that I found on my desk. 

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I started by smearing Distress Paints on a craft sheet and misting them with water. Dip and press the tag into the paint. I colored more than one tag, and this is the second one, the one I used on the project has somewhat darker colors.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz stamps

Heat emboss various designs from Ultimate Grunge on the tag using Gunmetal and Verdigris powders. Stamp the number stamp repeatedly with black ink. I also stamped the grid stamp with Broken China Distress Oxide, which gives a nice extra layer to the tag. The edges were distressed and inked black and finally I applied some glue stick to the tag and pressed a gold foil sheet on top. Rub and remove the sheet.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger Letter It tags and embossing powders

The little tag is a grey tag from the Ranger Letter It Ivory & Grey Assorted Tags. I embossed the grid stamp with Gunmetal, inked the tag with Broken China Distress Oxide and then embossed it with several layers of clear powder. In the final layer, I sprinkled in some Verdigris powder. Do NOT touch the melted powder until it is completely cool, since it is very hot. You can also use UTEE, but I used ordinary clear powder.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger embossing powders

Die cut gears from grungeboard and paint with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and a little Ground Espresso. When dry, stamp with the Checkered stamp and emboss with Rose Gold powder.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The hearts were die cut from dark blue wool felt using the SSS Clipping Hearts die.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also used a SSS Cottage Stems die cut and inked that I found on my desk. The little butterfly was die cut from packaging and painted with Cracked Pistachio.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I had some flowers left-over from my Wildflower Mason Jar tutorial and glued them to the small tag. Under the tag there is a small piece of cheese cloth.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Sizzix Tim Holtz Industrial

Here's a better look at all the layers of embossing powders, ink and stamping on the small tag.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Another look at the layers of embossing powders.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The sentiments come from the SSS You Matter background stamp. I really like this stamp and it works great both as a background and for individual sentiments.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's a close up of the details and textures created by the embossing and stamping.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Clearly for Art Modeling Film

I also found a butterfly on my desk, which was stamped on Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Modeling Film and colored with alcohol inks.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The Distress Oxide stamping shows really well on top of all the layers. All the shiny bits are gold foil.

Layers of ink - Grunge It Up Tag Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I hope you will join us this week in our Grunge It Up challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.


Tim Holtz ULTIMATE GRUNGE
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Tim Holtz FLOWER JAR
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Simon Says YOU MATTER BACKGROUND
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Tim Holtz FLUTTER
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Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits FLOWER JAR
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Simon Says Stamp COTTAGE STEMS
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Tim Holtz Sizzix INDUSTRIAL
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Tim Holtz Sizzix TINY SHAPES
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART
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Ranger MANILA TAGS #8
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Ranger IVORY & GREY TAG ASSORTMENT
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology GRUNGEBOARD BASICS PLAIN
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Simon Says Stamp Wool Felt Sheets NIGHT SKY
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Ranger Embossing Antiquities Powder VERDIGRIS
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Ranger Embossing Powder GUNMETAL METALLIC
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Ranger Embossing Powder CLEAR
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Ranger TINSELS EMBOSSING POWDER SET
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink BROKEN CHINA
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Wendy Vecchi Modeling Film CLEAR CLEARLY FOR ART
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Tsukineko Stazon JET BLACK INK PAD
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Tim Holtz CRACKED PISTACHIO
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Tim Holtz FRAYED BURLAP
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Tim Holtz MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz GROUND ESPRESSO
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Ranger VINTAGE Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI COLLAGE GLUE STICK
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink MERMAID LAGOON
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink CRACKED PISTACHIO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink GROUND ESPRESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink TUMBLED GLASS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink FOSSILIZED AMBER
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink TURQUOISE
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SUNSHINE YELLOW
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink SUNSET ORANGE
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United States Use
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Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Notebook Paper Layout

Hi everyone!! It is Monday and I hope you weekend was good. We have been sledding both days and Leo loves it and keeps asking for 'one more time'. 


This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Take Note challenge. Such a fun theme, with lots of options (notebook paper, notes, notebooks, etc.). Don't miss the project by our February guest designer Stacy Hutchinson.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I realised I hadn't done a scrapbooking layout for a while and I want to add more layouts to the boys' scrapbooks. This one is about going to school and I used a whole lot of notebook paper. I have loved notebook and ledger papers every since I started papercrafting. They are neutral so you can do so many things with them, at the same time, as they add character and texture, and also works great for anything vintage or school/learning related. Anton has an amazing thirst for knowledge and is interested in almost everything, and this layout is about that. There is journaling on the back of the layout. The title translates 'search for knowledge'.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I used layers of notebook and other learning related papers, most of them come from the Kaisercraft Documented Paper Pad, but there are also some by Tim Holtz, such as the one with the letters. I cut out one A, for his initial. There is also some vellum to add one more layer. The edges were torn and inked.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Kaisercraft Documented

I love this sentiment from the SSS Thank you Teacher set. It was stamped with Fern Green Archival Ink and I used that same ink for most of the stamping. 

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

This sentiment stamp comes from Tim Holtz. I also die cut hearts from green paper using the new SSS Cupid's Heart Border die, from the new Love release.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz ideaology

The Documented paper pad contains some tags, circles and other shapes. I also stamped a clock and placed a mirrored heart in its center.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

These tags also come from the Documented paper pad. All I did was to ink the edges, tie a string to them and add some die cut hearts.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's another great quote and it is extra special for Anton since it is a South African one. I also used it on this wall-hanger.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Some words were stamped repeatedly.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also really like old rulers, and this ruler paper from the Documented pad, went well together with a Clippings Sticker.

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Kaisercraft Documented

Another little tag, a label letter and a tiny heart. Isn't the pencil paper in the background cool?

Layers of ink - Notebook Paper Layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Tim Holtz Storybook

The title letters were die cut with the Storybook die from mat board. I painted them with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint, sanded the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo. Then they were stamped with an alphabet background stamp.

I hope you will join us this week in our Take Note challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.


Kaisercraft DOCUMENTED 6.5 x 6.5
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLAGE MINI 8x8
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Tim Holtz Sizzix STORYBOOK ALPHABET Bigz XL
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Simon Says Stamp CUPIDS HEART BORDER
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Simon Says Clear Stamps THANK YOU TEACHER
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Tim Holtz LIFE QUOTES
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Tim Holtz GOING SOMEWHERE
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Tim Holtz SCHOOL DESK
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Tim Holtz ROCK STAR
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Sizzix LITTLE SIZZLES MAT BOARD PACK 6x13
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology LABEL LETTERS
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED HEARTS
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM
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Tim Holtz Distress Paint MOWED LAWN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival FERN GREEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JUMBO JET BLACK
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Hemptique WHITE Hemp
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD FOR WAFER THIN DIES
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Sizzix EXTENDED CUTTING PAD
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Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER Standard Cutting Pads
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS Scissors
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER Gun CAT 085
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3M Scotch ATG 0.25 Inch GOLD REFILL TAPE
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! We had lovely cold and sunny weather and Leo and I took one of our walks that go past a horse center. He loves to look at the horses. Leo was also very lucky to get a bag of old cars from one of Anton's friends, so he had a really great weekend.



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Love is in the air theme, and since it is the first Monday of a new month, the team is showcasing products by a specific company / designer. This week the turn has come to Carabelle Studio, you can see all their pretty stamps and stencils here

Our February guest designer is Stacy Hutchinson, don't miss her gorgeous project. 

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Carabelle Studios stamps

I did a Valentine's card last week and already made Valentine's day cards for the boys (you can find them in this post), so I felt like something different this week. This quote about loving many things jumped into my head and I decided to do an art journal page. I don't use my own handwriting enough in my art journals, and if I do, it is often hidden in some way, so for today, I challenged myself to write the quote by hand on the page, and not worry too much about how it looked. It also helped that I had a lovely new pen by Jane Davenport that I wanted to try it. It is a beautiful turquoise color and was the first thing Anton spotted on my desk yesterday when he was doing one of his rounds to see what he might find.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Carabelle Studios stamps

I used two stamp sets by Carabelle Studio, Herbier 2 and Dans Les Champs and white embossed them. I worked in my brand new Jane Davenport Mixed Media Canvas Cover Journal, which has watercolor paper inside. As you might know, I have a thing for watercolor paper and I was really happy to find this journal.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson in Jane Davenport journal

Paint the page with a mix of yellow and green watercolor paint. Before it was completely dry, I scribbled and wrote some words with the Inkredible Pen Set pen by Jane Davenport, using a turquoise green ink cartridge. Because the ink is water soluble, it dissolved a little since the paper was still wet. This was the effect I wanted and it is my favourite part of this page. Some of the words are still legible, others are not.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Derwent Inktense

To color the flowers I used a mix of Scribble Sticks and Derwent Inktense pencils, both of which are water soluble.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Carabelle Studios stamps

A couple of additional strands of grass were stamped with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, misting with water before stamping for a watercolor look. I also misted the entire page with Wendy Vecchi's Butterscotch Mica Spray, which gave it a lovely warm shine.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Carabelle Studios stamps

Before the mica spray was completely dry, I dipped a green and a brown Scribble Stick in water and flicked a paint brush against them to create splatters. In the areas were the mist was dry, the splatters are well defined, in the areas where the mist was still wet, they dissolved slightly, creating almost a bokeh effect.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Jane Davenport Inkredible pen

When the page was dry, I wrote the quote with the Inkredible pen, and also stamped the background some more with Tammy Tutterow's Dear Ruby stamp.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Ranger Letter It Medium Pens

I also wanted to try out Ranger's new Clear Medium Pens and embossing powders, from their Letter It range. I wrote the title with a bullet shaped pen. The pens contain Perfect Medium, which means that you can both use them with Perfect Pearls and with embossing powders. It was embossed with the Marigold powder.
 Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also doodled some hearts and embossed them. The embossing powder gives a lovely raised effect.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

You could easily stamp even more flowers to create a kind of meadow effect. I used the Ranger pens to add more white grass at the bottom of the page, embossing with white powder. I also used some Small Talk stickers.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here's a close up of one of the flowers. Since I had washed the page with green first, the colors are a little muted.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you can see the texture and the writing better.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Don't worry about coloring the flowers perfectly, a bit of messiness adds to the watercolor look.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Here you might see the lovely raised effect of the embossing powder a little better. The gold trim is Dresden German Scraps by Prima.

Layers of ink - Shimmery Watercolor Art Journal Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The effect of the mica spray is always a little hard to catch, but you can see it here.

I hope you will join us this week in our Love is in the air challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.




Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.


Carabelle Studio DANS LES CHAMPS BY ZORROTTE
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Carabelle Studio HERBIER 2
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Jane Davenport PLAIN 9x6 Inch Mixed Media Canvas Cover Journal 376704
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Jane Davenport TEAL INKredible Pen Set Mixed Media 2
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Tammy Tutterow Designs DEAR RUBY
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Winsor Newton COTMAN WATERCOLORS PLUS 12
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Derwent 24 INKTENSE COLORED PENCILS
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Dina Wakley Ranger SCRIBBLE STICKS
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Ranger WENDY VECCHI Designer Mica Sprays
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Ranger METALLICS EMBOSSING POWDER SET Letter It
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Ranger CLEAR MEDIUM PENS SET 2 Letter It lei59608
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Ranger CLEAR MEDIUM PENS SET 1 Letter It lei58793
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Prima Marketing WROUGHT IRON GOLD Dresden
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SMALL TALK
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHITCHAT STICKERS
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Ranger Archival Ink EMERALD GREEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink PEELED PAINT
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK 4 x 4.5
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Winsor Newton COTMAN SYNTHETIC SABLE 111 ROUND 1 Brush
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Prima Marketing ROUND #14 Watercolor Artist Brush
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Prima Marketing ROUND #4 Watercolor Artist Brush
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