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New Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Colors

by Amy Bowerman

Today’s art journal page is all about Wendy Vecchi’s new products.  Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks have become my new go to ink for nearly all my creative adventures.  Naturally, I could not wait to complete my Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink collection with the six new colors she debuted at CHA 2014.  Aside from all the lovely bouquet of new ink colors I’ll also be showing you some new Wendy stamps and my personal favorite…Crackle paste!

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Out of all the fabulous products I saw at CHA Wendy’s new stamps, Archival inks, and her fabulous Crackle paste were on the tippy top of my “must have” list!

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Like my Distress Paint journal page I wanted the new Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink color palette to be the focus, with some of her new stamps and techniques peppered in.  As the sentiment suggests, mistakes were made but lo and behold I was able to turn them into creative opportunities!

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My friend Anne suggested I try Wendy’s Rubbing Alcohol and Re-inker technique.  You can see Wendy Vecchi demo this fun technique at CHA  (HERE).   For more technique tutorials visit Wendy’s Blog HERE.

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Wendy used Ranger specialty stamping paper in her demo, a product I don’t have…YET.  She explicitly said that this technique will not work on manilla cardstock.  That didn’t stop me from trying it out on the WHITE card stock in my Dylusions journal.

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I learned the hard way that when a designer tells you not to do something you probably shouldn’t do it.  After several more attempts and a severely buckled page I traced my mistake, wrote myself a note of encouragement, and thought long and hard about how to turn my mistake into a creative opportunity.

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When in doubt…get your stencils out!  After edging the top and bottom of my page with Black embossing paste (prepping for Crackle paste)  I used Wendy’s Polka Dotty Stencil to add a softer, not so soaked in smattering of Carnation Red, Tree Branch, Leaf Green Dandelion, Forget-Me-Not, and Hydrangea around the mistake.

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So then this crackle paste walks onto a journal page, that the artist nearly ruined by attempting to ‘do her own stunts’  and… *danger music and fanfare*… saves. The. DAY.   All joking aside I seriously LOVE the new crackle paste L-O-V-E!!

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Want to know what else I love?  Tree Branch Archival Ink.  Wendy says in the video that she thinks we all will love it and I think she’s right!  It’s such a soft, muted brown and works wonders to tone down colors…just a notch.

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So how about these License Plate Art stamps from Stampers Anonymous?  Pretty Cool no?  These new stamps from Wendy Vecchi are fun and fabulous just the way they are but you can also use them to create all kinds of custom phrases by mixing and matching letters.

I stamped on label paper and snipped and strung letters together to create my custom sentiment.  Go ahead and channel your inner psycho and write your own artful ransom letter :)

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I mounted my custom sentiments on foil tape before adding them to my page and used my Q-tip coloring technique to add a colorful edge around the foil with Archival Ink.  This is a great way to apply ink to hard to reach places.

*They say you aren’t supposed to stick Q-tips in your ears but the never said anything about sticking them in ink! :)  You can see another way to use this Q-tip coloring technique HERE.

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Ta-da!  The New Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Journal page has been saved!  An artistic crisis was averted, and a mistake became a creative opportunity.  I’ll say that in the end everything turned out just fine!

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So there you have it folks all the new Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink colors have been represented in this journal page with some new stamps and crackle paste for good measure.

I knew I would love Wendy’s new inks but after getting to know them a little better I might be obsessed…perhaps it was the ransom like letter I wrote with them…lol!

I have nothing but praises for all the new Ranger Ink and Stampers Anonymous products from Tim Holtz (See my Tim Holtz Product review HERE) and Wendy Vecchi pictured above and I’m looking forward to using these products again and again!  Which product are you itching to try?

For more Wendy Vecchi Art Inspiration check out my “World of Wendy Vecchi” Pinterest Board.  I’m  looking to build up my Wendy Vecchi Board so if you have projects you want to pin contact me and I will add you as a pinner (amy at pluckingdaisies dot com).

Have a colorful day!

Amy*

PS If you are looking for any of these “Must Have” supplies you can find them at The Funkie Junkie

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1 Anita Houston February 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

ROCKING AWESOME!!! Love all the media you used, and the stamps on metal are awesome too! Glad you got some Crackle Paste!
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2 Donna February 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

I love that whole picture of products! I love what you did with the stamps, very cool!
Thanks for sharing!

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3 Anne Rx February 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm

I did have a little chuckle to myself when you said you went ahead anyway……that’s exactly what I did in a Finnabair class recently, with disasterous results (since corrected). I totally agree with Wendy, the Speciality paper is the best (I have tried lots of others now… don’t go there!). If you have trouble getting it, let me know and I will send some over to you (if you can wait that long!).

Your journal page is fabulous, love those licence plate letters, a must have. Have got Wendy’s new colours on pre-order, can’t wait now I have seen your page! Keep having fun.. Hugs, Anne x
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4 Amy Bowerman February 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

Anne you are the sweetest! I ordered some from Linda which should arrive today :). As for the crafting fails due to not heeding sage advice I say you can’t blame a girl for trying right?

Amy*

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5 Shauna February 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Honestly, Amy I wouldn’t have known you made a “mistake” if you hadn’t pointed it out! Once it’s all said and done you just blended it all in beautifully! I have been using the Archival Inks for years and love them but I defintitely need to get some of Wendy’s colors! YUM! I really appreciate how you not only include the most obvious steps in your projects but that you also show your PROCESS. I’m referring to things like the photo where you show the paper where you jotted down how many you needed of each letter doodling around your “mistake” etc. I always find it so interesting and a great learning opportunity to see the process of others. I also like that you take more photos before something is completed and all perfect. For the longest time (especially before the internet and blogs) I truly thought I was the only one who didn’t have my art projects turn exactly as I envisioned them right off the bat. Seriously. It really helped my “art self-esteem” when I learned otherwise. I can’t believe as old as I am I didn’t know that, but I really didn’t. So, by you showing your work from soup to nuts I know you are helping other artists in ways besides learning new techniques. Thank you!

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6 Amy Bowerman February 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

Shauna I so appreciate everything you said! When I first started blogging I posted no step outs. All of my posts were “Look What I can do!” Which really isn’t helping anyone. My tutorials are as much for me as they are for other artists because lord knows if I don’t make notes or take pictures I can’t remember how I got to the end result. I realized how important showing the process was after going back through old posts and not being able to figure out how one of my own projects was created :)

It takes lots of extra time to shoot, edit, and write my tutorials but for me and those that read this ill’ ol’ blog I feel it’s a worthwhile investment of my time.

I appreciate that you appreciate seeing the process especially the photo where I had all the letters written out with tic marks. Honestly I almost didn’t include that photo but thought better of it and reasoned that Someone may find it helpful!

You will LOVE Wendy’s inks they are my absolute faves and she is a fountain of inspiring ideas. She’s constantly coming up with new ways to use her products and sharing tutorials.

Thanks so much for the encouraging words…made my day!

Amy*

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7 Claudine Criner February 19, 2014 at 10:38 am

Wow, what a transformation. I love your page and how it turned out. Thanks for taking us through the process.
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8 Dorothy February 19, 2014 at 9:35 am

Nice representation of Wendy’s products. I don’t have any of hers, but I love the bright colors. So I guess she is next on my must have list. I am already a big Tim fan. I also don’t have any of Dyan’s products.

What do you have in the honey bear bottle?
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9 Amy Bowerman February 19, 2014 at 9:52 am

Hi Dorothy Wendy’s inks are my absolute favorite inks in the history of ever! The new colors are fantastic and coordinate beautifully with Tim’s Distress line.

I have rubbing alcohol in the bear…it’s a great dispenser for Wendy’s rubbing alcohol technique providing you have the right paper :)

Amy*

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10 Buttons February 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

Love, love, love this!! What a way to save the day. It really does work so much better on Specialty paper as it blends and doesn’t leak through. That’s why glossy paper doesn’t work quite as well either (though better than matte paper) so it’s worth investing.
So thankful that another one of those stamp sets will be winging its way across the Atlantic soon and wow aren’t those colours superb!! Loving Wendy Vecchi’s range and your use of it here Amy.
Jenny x
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11 Amy Bowerman February 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

Jenny I’m hoping Linda has it in the shop I NEED that paper! Just when I think I have it all I need something else #CraftGirlProblems

The new colors are to die for I can’t even pick a fave and you will love the new stamps such a cool set!

I’m sending your prize out today…sorry I’m late it’s been a snowy, icy mess around here no thanks to that shadow seeing groundhog!

Amy*

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12 Audrey Pettit February 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

Wow, how fabulous! How cool! I would never doubt for a minute that you could transform anything into a work of art, my friend!
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13 stamping sue February 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

Amy, very creative page! I don’t have any of that stamping paper either but was thinking of trying this technique on matte cote cardstock. we’ll see. I agree with you but the saying for stamping is.. …..”there are no mistakes in stamping just happy accidents!” keep creating!
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14 Amy Bowerman February 19, 2014 at 8:16 am

Let me know how the cardstock works out Sue…my quote was a quote from Tim Holtz. Can’t remember where or when he said it but I sure hope it becomes a stamp :)

Amy*

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