Sunday, November 25, 2012

Create a gift!

Stop on by Sunday or Monday November 25-26th from 11-4:30 and make a gingerbread gift card holder!

Need some help with your holiday card design? Bring it along and let me help!

Everything in the shop is 20% off, with other items 30-40% off! A great time for picking up reinkers and gifts!

Also open Sunday - Tuesday, December 2-4th 11-4:30 or by appointment.

I also ship! Let me know if I can help with your holiday shopping & gift giving!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vintage telephone tag

Done on a #8 tag using a gesso resist and Distress inks I Salty Ocean, Peacock and a were bit if Walnut stain.

The telephone Die is from Tim Holtz. The VINTAGE stamp is 7G and the image is from Lisa's Altered Art.

The beautiful ribbon is from Ten Seconds Studios Artsy Fartsy collection.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Body and Soul

I was lucky enough to be asked to design a class for a very talented group of friends who meet annually for an Art retreat. This was initially to be a spin on Tim's Heart & Soul and took a real 'hook' when the hearts I ordered didn't show. It became a HAPPY ACCIDENT, as the torso really made this piece SO much better for this group! The name 'BODY AND SOUL' was born, as were eight very unique pieces of art!

We used a medium configuration box, tissue wrap & tape, paint, Distress Stains & Inks, Alcohol inks, LOTS of Idea-olgy, vintage slides and various ephemera.

What I love when I teach, is letting each person create. I don't pick their colors, I give options. I let each person place components where THEY choose....

Everyone chats and feeds off each others ideas & the creativity blossoms.  This makes classes more fun and a better learning experience. Of course it adds to the length of time, but no one seems to mind!

I can't wait to teach this class again! It was a blast!!!!

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Star Bright Die

I am having fun with this new die from Tim Holtz! It's and L Die called Star Bright. The larger star is about 4.75" finished. The smaller is 2.5". VERY easy to fold as all of the crease lines are placed when the die is cut.

For this tag, I covered the star with Washi tape from Washi Wishes on Etsy. The HELLO & Hand washi are by 7Gypsies. The circles die at the bottom is also by Tim.

These stars were done using the Faux Riveted Metal technique Tammy Tutterow shows on her blog.

I left the smaller star 'plain'. I covered it with Metal Foil, and went over it with a Black acrylic Dabber, but never added the 'riveted' portion. I like it!
I have a feeling I'll be making A LOT of stars....

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Big gigantic tag

This is a lot of surface. A LOT. Over 10x6 inches of blank canvas...
This is my first go at this size. I have ideas rolling in my head and just need to execute them.

This idea rolled in and I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, but feel "something" is missing ....

I do love the clock face! The moon and woman are both from Lisa's Altered Art.

All dies are by Tim Holtz as well as the texture fade & stamps.

I used Distress Inks, stains and crackle too.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What can you do with this???

A #12 tag........

10 1/2" x 6 1/8th"......

Stay tuned and stamp on!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tim Holtz announces NEW BluePrint Stamps!

 Well isn't that just so nice of Tim to release these sets early, outside of the late January CHA show?

It really does help to get a jump on those Valentine, Easter & Spring artwork! God knows you all have your Christmas & Winter Holiday cards done! Ahem.....

Americana BluePrint set for $21.95

Spring BluePrint set for $21.95


Mini BluePrint set #2 for $29.95

Valentine BluePrint set for $21.95

These sets are READY for shipping (to me) NOW.
I should have them in-stock before Thanksgiving. If you are interested in any of the sets, they are 25% off THROUGH November 26th with a pre-paid order!

Friday, November 9, 2012

12 NEW Distress Stains available!

Distress Stain Swatches

Available in NOVEMBER 2012
Regular price is $5.00 each. 
Take 25% your pre-paid order at 
Red Rubber Paper and Ink!!
Order all 12 for $45 (plus shipping & applicable tax) 

Ranger and Tim Holtz® are proud to announce twelve new Tim Holtz® Distress Stains!

With the popularity of our original Seasonal launch of these colors in Distress Ink Pads, we knew you and your customers would be excited to see these colors become a permanent part of the Distress Stains palette. This brings the total number of colors to 52 that coordinate with the Distress line of products.
Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. Use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas. Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects. Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color.
Create layers of Distress by combining Distress Stains with Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Paint, and Distress Embossing Powders for endless mixed media and paper crafting possibilities.

Distress Stains are available in November 2012.