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