Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Focus - Designer Multi Media Palettes, Reinkers and Mica Sprays

Hi everyone and welcome! It's Zoe here with a brand new Friday Focus. This is our opportunity to share with you ideas, tips and techniques for using a specific product or range currently available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And even better news, those products then have an extra 15% discount added through the coming two weeks!

In the spotlight this time are Designer Multi Media Palettes, Reinkers and Mica Sprays,  I chose Tim Holtz products, but they are also available for Wendy Vecchi, Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley.

Using Tim Holtz's mixed media ink palette, tap hickory smoke onto the birch stamp from the Tim Holtz birch and pine stamp set and stamp onto mixed media cardstock.

Blend in a very light layer of walnut stain distress ink, distress with a paper distress tool and edge with ground espresso distress ink.

Once the distress ink is dry, spritz with a light mist of brushed pewter distress mica spray. This is where the magic happened for me! What I didn't realise is that the mica spray does not react with the distress ink! I have no idea what magic potion they use over at the Wonka Ranger factory, but it's amaze-balls!

Die cut a postage stamp frame with a rectangle movers and shapers die from cardboard and cover with black soot distress paint. When completely dry, spritz with brushed pewter distress mica spray and dry with a heat tool.

Trim a piece of paper from the materialize paper stash and mount onto kraft cardstock. Adhere a piece of burlap (which I had previously covered with picket fence distress paint).

Give the background a good spritz with antiqued bronzed distress mica spray. The effect is incredible!

Mount the birch background and postage stamp frame over the background with scor-tape.

Create a custom blend using a DIY distress ink pad and distress reinkers. Drop a a pipette of reinker onto the pad, working in lines from light to dark. The next colour of distress somehow resists the previous colour so you don't get colour bleed. It's more magic from the Wonka Ranger factory!

I created a sticker for the back of my custom blend ink pad so I will remember which colours I used when it comes to reinking and it helps to see which is the top of the ink pad! Using a brayer, roll across the ink pad and then the front of the ink pad lid to create a colour washed sticker.

Swipe the custom blend ink pad across a non stick craft sheet and spritz with water. Lay a die cut layered leaf over the ink droplets and press down with your fingers. Do not swipe through the colour, just press down until the front of the leaf is covered. Mist with water to blend the colour and dry with a heat tool.

If there are any parts of the leaf uncovered, press the leaf back into the ink droplets a second time and dry with a heat tool.

Curl the leaves slightly to give a dimensional effect and adhere to the background using a dab of glossy accents to the center of the leaf just above the stork, leaving the rest of the leaf slightly suspended. Add idea-ology nail heads. I used the copper to bring out the antiqued bronze mica spray.

For a final flourish, I added an adornment arrow, some remnant rubs and a vial label.

I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial and that you're inspired to check out more of these products, especially while they are carry that extra 15% discount at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Join Jenny here tomorrow for a Saturday Step by Step and have a great weekend!
Zoe



20 comments:

  1. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!! There's SO much to learn from this fabulous tutorial and I love the finished panel xx

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  2. Beautiful! Love the tutorial and your custom blend of colors!

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  3. Zoe,
    What a fabulous project and tutorial!! I don't have the mica sprays, and you should know that I am currently impulse shopping because of you- Lol! I love the way you created a custom palette for your breathtaking autumn leaf! It looks like it fell right off a tree. And your background technique is divine! Everything comes together so beautifully. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  4. That leaf is a-m-a-z-I-n-g! Love the tutorial and the finished panel...LOVE!!!

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  5. So simple but sooooo beautiful! I think I can use all this info to create something myself. Great tutorial that is easy to understand and follow. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  6. This is an awesome card!!! Love the fall inspiration!

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  7. Wow, I do love this card and the techniques you used to get there. You are so very good at tutorials!!! Thank you for sharing. I wish I had all things needed to make my own, but it does give me great ideas. :)

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  8. magnifique création . merci pour ce partage :)

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  9. LOVE that gorgeous leaf, Zoe! Your birch background is so lovely and the burlap is the perfect offset for your focal point. I have a pack of the Tim Holtz Mica Sprays sitting unopened in my craft room. You have inspired me to rip it open and get to work! Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Zoe it is AWESOME...great tutorial, love the techniques love the layers too!

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  11. Wow, Zoe! This is just off the hook gorgeous! Inlobe that birch background, and am going shopping straightaway! Your leaf is exquisite! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  12. What a beautiful fall project! I am in love with your 'birch' and how the colors of your fall leaf turned out!

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  13. What a beautiful fall project! I am in love with your 'birch' and how the colors of your fall leaf turned out!

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  14. Zoe, you slay me with your magic Wonka/Ranger comments! But your tutorial is fabulous, inspiring and wallet emptying! Great card and like EVERYONE else has already said...that leaf is A-MAZE-ING! Love the birch stamp, too, and must get shopping before it's gone!

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  15. I absolutely love the custom colors u created on the leaf. It absolutely looks like u plucked one off a tree and put it in the project. Kudos! Lovely!

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