This past Winter, Ranger released their fabulous Distress Inks in a smaller format! These Mini Distress Inks come in packs of 4 colours. They have since released 9 sets, for a total of 36 colours! As well, they just release a tin that will hold 12 of the Mini pads! I have set #1, which has Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade – 4 of my favourite colours! If you don’t already have all of the Distress Ink Pads, this is an economical way to collect all of the colours. However, if you do already have all of the Distress Ink Pads, these Mini Distress Inks are still useful. I used them on the cards above. The Mini Distress Inks were easy to add a variety of colours onto the stamp. I wouldn’t have been able to get the same effect using the larger ink pad. I stamped the ink onto the Specialty Stamping Paper, using the Balloon Ride and Antique Script Butterfly stamps from Hero Arts.
The Mini Distress Inks may be small, but it is still the same great Distress Ink. On these cards I did the same technique as above, but then I spritzed a bit of water to activate the ink. This gives you a cool effect on the background of your project, be it a card or an art journal page. Above I used the Sweet Threads Antique, Dots and Magical stamps from Hero Arts.
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On the next episode we are making t-shirts using products from Lumi!
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A few weeks ago Gemma and I attended an Etsy Craft Party. We were asked to bring in 4×6 copies of some photos. I brought in a bunch of photos printed off on my laser printer in black and white. We were then told that we were going to do embroidery on our photos. So I decided to use a photo of an art journal page I had made. We started by adding masking tape over the entire backside of the photo. This prevented the paper from ripping. Then we poked holes where we wanted to embroider, to make it easier for the needle to go through and to see where we were placing the stitches. Above is my finished piece. We adhered it to a post card once it was done.
This is Gemma’s finished piece, that she gave to her friend the next day. She was able to finish it in the 2 hours we had. She was very happy with her final results! This is a great activity for kids, as it is quick and simple to do!
On the next episode I am showing you the Ranger Mini Distress Inks!
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Last weekend was the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit. This is one of my favourite Art Shows. It takes place at Nathan Phillips Square the first weekend in July. I have included some of my favourite Artists from the show.
Amber Zuber’s ceramic pieces.
Jenanne Longman’s pottery.
Tropical Iceburg Glass – love those robots!
Nesslee’s Wooden Pins – she also has a lot of non-child friendly pieces you may like.
Becca Wallace Photography.
Patti Harris Mixed Media Collage and Assemblages.
Anne-Yvonne Jouan’s Collage.
Lorette Luzajic’s Mixed Media.
Today I am showing you some of the latest WRMK Albums Made Easy Dies! They have come out with an Instagram Die set! These dies will fit into your 3×4 pocket pages. However, I am showing you ways to use them on cards! I have used the Inked Rose papers for all of these cards! For each of the cards I used the Instagram Die as my base, then added die cuts from the Text, Icons and Arrows sets.
On these 2 cards I used both the large and small Instagram Die. I also used a Text die to cut a word out of the frame. I show you how to do this in the video.
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On the next episode I am showing you an embroidery project!
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This past month has been a challenge. So much food and barbecues! Ice cream, burgers, hot dogs! Some weeks I gained a little, some weeks I lost. I made meringues for a BBQ and for Gemma’s Grade 6 grad! I love meringues and they are a great calorie wise treat! The meringues I make have 4 Egg Whites and 2 1/4 cups of Icing Sugar. I bake them at 200F for 3 hours with the door propped open. I like to pipe the meringue, it makes them lighter. I also love to add in some chocolate chips. I make small meringues, so the mix will make about 50 meringues. So the next time you need to bring a treat, think about bringing some meringues!
By the end of the month I was up by 0.4lbs, from last month. Not bad for maintaining, but I want to use the Summer to lose a bit of weight before heading into the colder months.