Thursday, 13 January 2011

Colorwash Day

Today has been Colorwash day. I've been using the fabulous Colourwash and Perfect Pearl Mists by Ranger all day today in an effort to make some new samples for my display boards at the Stevenage show in February. It has been quite a productive day, as you can see, I was on a bit of a roll with the backgrounds. I figured out a way to use the Colorwash in a way that gave me a more muted look. I'll share this technique with you after the show as it is going to be part of my demo.As you can see, I'm really not the tidiest of workers. There's Paperartsy stamps, Wendy Vecchi stamps and many varieties of ink which actually was a bit of an experiment to see which ink I like the best stamped on top of the Colorwash/Perfect Pearl Mist. I came to the conclusion that Rangers Adirondack Pigment inks hit the spot, great coverage even with stamps that have a larger surface area of rubber.

Now I'm typing this blog post from home but I normally do it on my laptop which I foolishly left at the shop. I'm familiar with all the programmes on there and as you know I'm not a genius when it comes to anything technical...I only just figured how to tweet on Twitter, so you'll not be surprised when I tell you that I can't rotate my photographs. I know that's really mean but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for picture of my samples....sorry!
In the meantime, how do you clean hands that look like this? These beautifully coloured figures are courtesy of my Colorwash experiments.

Answer....you use one of these miracle babies.....it's a Craft Scrubbie by Ranger.....no I'm not on commission from Ranger, I just love thier stuff and this has to be the find of the century!!
Look at me now....all squeaky clean......fantastic......I am beyond impressed.

Check back tomorrow for the samples.
Take care, Lin

12 comments:

DeeDee said...

I've been dying to try the colorwashes - can't wait to see what you do with those great Backgrounds - and nice job on the clean up!! lol.

Helen said...

That scrubbie really works then! It sounded too good to be true.... Look forward to seeing the samples, the backgrounds look fantastic.

Lottie said...

What great backgrounds and what fantastic illustration that the scrubbie really does work - you never can tell with all the products on the market - but that one sure does - a MUST HAVE if ever I saw one. Thanks for the demo!

Val said...

Going to have to get one of those scrubbies. My fingers always look like yours did. It's nice to see someone else's work area looks like mine.

sarah-anne said...

Loved the shot of the messy studio table. Mine looks about as bad when I'm finished with a piece. The problem with mine,is that my studio is a homemade studio table/coffee table in the middle of my apartment:P

steph martin said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished samples. Haven't got any colour washes yet but I am sure I can be convinced lol.
That scrubbie looks very effective

MvM-design said...

What a coincidence, hahha I've just poted yesterday 2 layouts made with colorwash. I love inky vingers but it's not easy to get it of...

Greetz

judith@poppy cottage said...

Look forward to seeing the samples. My that scrubbie is good! Might have to get one of those, I had blue fingers last night, wghich were very persistent. Look forward to seeing you at Stevenage, Judith xx

Elisabeth said...

THanks for the tip with the craft scrubbie!!! I always have very colorful hands when I am done. You workspace looks like mine.....

Miek said...

I love your desk. It looks like mine when I am working:)
Will be here again tomorrow for the samples

Neet said...

Lovely colours - but I am impressed with the clean hands. Need a scrubbie!

Becky said...

I just found your flower tutorial (thanks to Hels) and it is amazing! Now I hve to go get some more dies, and metal, and those fab stamps... Anyway, thanks for a great tutorial!