Linda here, bringing you this fortnight's Friday Focus. We're excited to be focusing on Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 line of paper crafting products including stamps, stencils, inks, embossing powders and more. And, of course, most* of these goodies will be an extra 15% off our regularly discounted prices (total of 35% off list) through February 15th. You can find all these bargains under our Friday Focus tab at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
*Editor's note: the newly released products from the 2017 CHA Creativations are not on sale, but we have some great deals on bundles during the pre-order period.
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Jenny and I got to meet up with Wendy at CHA and she kindly shared some of her new release products with our team. I used her new Country Garden Art set and her new Mat Minis Flowers and Leaves the create a free standing art piece. It was begun with a base of Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper cut in half to a 4.25 x 5.5 size. I watched Wendy demo her archival ink and rubbing alcohol technique at CHA and she applied the alcohol with a spray bottle. I used to sort of sprinkle the alcohol on the paper, but I tried spraying it this time and like this method better. I wet the paper thoroughly with the alcohol and then added three small drops of Leaf Green archival reinker, swishing the ink around a bit with a tool, then misted on more alcohol to give it the ability to wash around the paper.
Then I dried it with my heat tool and watched the magic happen. I love this technique! You can push the ink mixture around the paper with your heat tool and somewhat influence how the ink layers develop. And since I had alcohol in a spray bottle, I couldn't resist giving the dried layers a spritz or two of alcohol which created the dotted effect.
The same technique was repeated at the top to create the sky using Cornflower Blue reinker.
Next the leafy greens were stamped on using Fern Green Archival Ink, the birdhouse post was stamped with Potting Soil and the birdhouse with Red Geranium. I lined it up nice and even and stamped it using my MISTI (or you could use the new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform). Wendy's fabulous Botanical Register stamp was stamped right smack in the middle to give the piece a nice vintage feel.
The inspirational saying was used to make a scroll-type element. It was stamped in Jet Black archival ink onto velum, hand cut and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink. A backing piece was cut from white card stock, just a bit larger, and the Tapestry Background stamp was used to stamp it with Fern Green archival ink. A random key from my stash was embossed with Wendy's Pink Peony embossing powder.
A flower garden was created with the new Flowers and Leaves Mat Minis set. The leaves were stamped with the Tapestry Background stamp with Fern Green archival ink and the flowers with either the Reverse Dots or the Polka Dot background stamp and Pink Peony archival ink. The flower centers were created with white Enamel Accents. A finishing strip across the top was made with the Tim Holtz Vintage Lace strip die and stamped with the Polka Dot stamp in Pink Peony.
And now, since nobody can really do Wendy like WENDY, we are excited and delighted that Wendy Vecchi herself has shared a card with us, made with more of her fantastic new release products.
This card features the new Mat Minis Celebrations - such cute cakes, cupcakes and balloons! Wendy has also used her new Circle Grate stencil, Flowers and Leaves Mat Minis, Select-a-Sentiment Stamp-it Stencil-it to stencil Happy Birthday.
We are expecting most of Wendy's new products to arrive at The Funkie Junkie Boutique by February 10th. You can pre-order them now by clicking on our February and March pre-order tabs.
I hope you enjoyed our Friday Focus post. Be sure to stop by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and check out the Friday Focus discounts as well as all the pre-order opportunities for the new products released at Creativation.
Thanks for stopping by!
The products below were used to make these projects and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.