Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop + Seth Apter Izink Dye Spray + Ranger Distress Texture Paste

Hi! Suzz here. Welcome back for another Saturday Showcase. This week I am featuring the Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop, Ranger Distress Texture Paste and the Seth Apter Izink Dye Spray.  

I tried to use varying shades of pink when making this wall hanging and to make it cohesive I needed to repeat colors, texture, and similar images. 

Where to start? I will take you through the various pieces of the wall hanging and how the different key products took part in the overall process.
Steps for the wall hanging background:

1.  Cut linen cloth to size desired.
2.  Put white gesso on craft mat and spray with ink.
3.  Mix gesso with ink to desired pinkness. :)
4.  Paint front let dry and paint back. This gave it a nice firmness.
5.  Cut up old ruler into pieces. My husband drilled holes for me based on my general instructions.
6.  Paint ruler with same paint and wipe off excess.
7.  After dry add screws and fasteners. (The piece of twine was on my old ruler and I liked it and left it there. I just painted it with everything else)

After that I worked on my textured pieces and die cuts.  They all followed the same process:

1. Cut pieces of white cardstock for panels or dies.

2. Place stencil over cardstock and smear on texture paste.

3.  Scrape off excess.

4.  Scrape up any excess and put back into the jar. :)
5.  Let dry. (I am not good at this. I usually will try to heat with the heat gun and keep the heat indirect to try to keep it from bubbling up.)
6.  Spray along the edge the darker inky spray.

7. Then spray the next lighter color on the other side.

8.  Add water to the ink to mix and blend.

9. I then sprayed the entire surface with the new Izink Dye Spray called Antique Pearl. It adds this beautiful shimmer.

I created two panels  using the Ranger Tim Holtz Layering Stencils, Ranger Distress texture Paste - crackle and Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Ground Espresso and the Seth Apter Izink Dye Spray - Antique Pearl. 

I then used some pretty butterflies and followed the same process with a different stencil.

I repeated the process with the Ranger Distress Texture Paste - Matte finish to show the difference between the two texture pastes.

Here are the finished panels:

And the top half of the wall hanging:

My next step was to create a few stamped panels.

1.  Stamp images using pink and gray inks.
2.  Splatter with Antique Pearl spray.
3.  Distress edges of panel.

The bottom panel used a different mix of stamps and was paired with a trio of butterflies.

In the middle I decided to create some design tape to layer under the big butterfly. To create the design tape I followed these steps:

1. Paint the strips of tape with the same paint mixture used on the cloth background.
2. Let dry.
3. Stamp flourishes using Versamark onto tape.
4. Emboss with a mix of embossing powders (clear, distress, white)
5. Heat set the embossing powder.
6. Sponge over embossing with different inks.

I provided which combinations of inks and embossing powders used on my different design tapes.

When I had all these strips I played with different ways of using them.  I decided to create a collage.

 I added the buttons, butterfly and stamped sentiment as an accent.

That explains the wall hanging and how it was created but I had one more experiment. I decided to emboss paste on a scrap from my wall hanging.

Apply the crackle embossing paste stenciled across the painted cloth background.

Then spray with a mix of dye ink sprays.

 Finish with a shimmer spray if desired.

The end result was pretty and can be used on a card front in the future.

I hope this has you inspired to join us in the Tickled Pink challenge! The challenge runs until June 9th 11:59 EST.


Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop
Seth Apter Izink Dye Spray - Antique Pearl 
Seth Apter Izink Dye Spray - Grenadine
Ranger Distress Texture Paste - Crackle, Matte 
Ranger Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Ranger Distress Oxide Spray Worn Lipstick, Ground Espresso
Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany,
Idea-Ology - Fastener
Idea-Ology - Hangers
Prima Art Basics Heavy White Gesso
Ranger Layering Nordic
Ranger Layering Stencil - Boquet
Sizzix Tattered Butterfly
Sizzix Thinlits Mini Butterflies
Sizzix Chapter 2 Crochet
Stampers Anonymous Tiny Text 
Stampers Anonymous Urban Elements
Stampers Anonymous Field Notes 
Versamark Embossing Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger White Embossing Powder 
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder
Ranger Archival - Watering Can 


  1. WOW this is AWESOME! Thanks for the details of the elements!

  2. YES! I just knew this stunning pink wall hanging was fun to make! It sure was fun to see it come together! I am loving each of your elements paired with your vintage buttons and ruler pieces from your stash and inspiring quotes. What a fabulous showcase this is, Suzz! Thank you for all your hard work!