Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!
Last week I got a chance to play with some Ranger distress paints and I'm in LOVE. I really love how it reacts with water. I haven't mastered the "swipe" technique that Tim Holtz uses when he swipes his tags over the paint he lays on his craft mat, but I'm going to keep practicing.
I spent some time using the "direct to rubber" technique... I applied the paint directly on my rubber stamp. I wanted the edges of the inner most part of the petals to have a slightly darker shade so I dabbed on Fire Brick Red first, and dabbed Wild Honey over it and over the rest of the petals. I then stamped directly on the cardstock after inking it up. I love how it turned out, and how easy it was to layer the colors directly on the stamp. I stamped the center of the flowers separately. I applied Walnut Stain distress paint first and then applied Wild Honey directly on top. After stamping the centers I brushed on some clear Wink of Stella glitter.
I added some ink splatters using the Walnut Stain Distress paint, and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I used my favorite brown ink, Versamagic Jumbo Java to stamp the sentiment.
The sunflower image is from an old TAC stamp set called Mini Sunflower. Red Rubber Designs carries many of the former TAC images but this particular set is not in the store. If you really like it, keep checking back, it might be added at some point.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used not linked below: PTI Mixed Messages, Ivory cardstock, brown textured cardstock, lace trim, foam tape