Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lisa's Permanently Perfect Tags Featuring Ranger Archival Inks

Hello Funkie Junkie fans! Lisa Hoel here. Our focus this time is centered on the magic of permanent Archival Ink from Ranger. This ink is a real work horse and definitely a supply you want to have in your crafting arsenal. It is the perfect ink to pair with all sorts of mixed media techniques. 

Here is my first mixed media tag for the theme:
This layered tag background features diecuts, Distress Crayon and lots of stamping using Archival Ink. (tutorial below)

Let's take a look at the how-to…
Step 2 - I wanted some stamped images to peek through the die cut areas so I stamped with Archival Ink onto the bottom layer tag.
Step 3 - I glued the two tag layers together and also sealed the top surface with Matte Distress Collage Medium. (Sealing is needed for the next step.)
Step 4 - Using Distress Crayons, I added color to the tag. I blended the Crayons with a damp finger, making sure to get into all the die cut nooks and crannies. I stamped over the background using the new set Curiosity Shop plus various Glitch stamp sets.
Tag #2:
Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed   #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique

As I was hunting around in my technique folder for ideas using Archival Ink, I found this one from Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry classes (way back when!) You stamp with Archival Inks onto Glossy paper as a resist. Tag number two:

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique  #creativejuicefreshsqueezed   #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique

Tag #1:
Step 1 - I cut two big tags out of Mixed Media Heavystock and then die cut patterns out of the top layer tag.

Step 5 - Tim has shared in the past how to add color when you make labels using the Vintage Labels Die Set. It's easy! Use a brayer to add Archival Ink directly to the die before you cut. The ink will transfer onto the paper as you run it through your machine. I do like using the Distress Brayer for this. I have other brands of brayers but the Distress brand seems to be best at picking up the Archival Ink. Experiment with what you have to see what works!

Step 1 - Using Archival Ink, stamp with bright colors onto glossy paper. Heat dry the ink to make sure it doesn't smear.

Love the new Crochet Trims stamp set!

Step 2 - Blend a darker Distress Ink color over the background. Buff off the extra ink with a soft cloth. The Archival Ink acts as a resist. Cool background! You can stamp over the background with additional images and using more Archival Ink.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep an eye here on the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog, TFHB Inspiration Ave. to see all the inspiring content each week. Don't miss it…

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Stamp Sets - Curiosity ShopCrochet Trims, Inventor 3, Glitch 1, Glitch 2, Mini Glitch
Tim Holtz Die Set - Vintage Labels
Tim Holtz Die Set - Mixed Media #6
Ranger Distress Mixed Media Heavystock
Ranger Gloss Paper
Distress Collage Medium Matte
Ranger Archival Inks - various
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