Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Retake on Thinking Inking

Sorry the Google Blogger is giving me fits tonight and will not allow me to move the following items into my perferred order. In spite of that I hope you enjoy seeing the techniques I have played with over the past month.

Alcohol ink background, with dimensional pearls painted daisy and flatened pearls by stem. Bottle dimesional pearls used for green background and covered with diamond stickles.

Examples of using distress crackled paint.

Dabber Paint background with stamped marble image.

Examples of heat embossing.

Stamped image into several layers of embossing.

Examples of different backgrounds.

More heat embossing.

Distress inks and water stamping.

If you have stopped by the 2 Peas gallery in the last few weeks perhaps you have seen more tags than usual. I am hosting 9 weeks of challenges and swaps. Last summer Jennifer McGuire prepared and presented a fabulous educational program for Two Peas called Thinking Inking. Each week she presented 3 videos focusing on specific inking products from Ranger Inks and Hero Arts. Every video was chock full of wonderful techniques. The number of tips, ideas and techniques far exceeded what most us could practice and learn from each video. So this year I am coordinating a challenge to go back to glean more great information. Several stampers are having tremendous fun learning new techniques...and that is my excuse for not posting for a while-LOL!
Thanks for looking!...Jan


  1. THUD!! Jaw just hit the table. Jan, the tags are outstanding! Gorgeous! Fabulous! WOW! Seriously, these are all beautiful and I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. WOW, you've really outdone yourself on these. Positively beautiful!!

  2. What a great collection, Jan! You've certainly gone beyond the original Distress Inks challenges. Great work.

  3. Woweeee these are just wonderful and I have been revisitng the vidoes such an inspiration :)

  4. Stunning! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely look at these videos.

  5. A fabulous collection Jan ... Don't forget to add a link to the challenge blog to be in with a chance to win the prize ... Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp and Show for our first challenge ... Hope to see you again next week :0)

  6. Wow, these are fabulous! What a wonderful way to show different techniques and products! Superb! Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. tags are STUNNING...had to look at them a couple of times to take them ALL IN!!!

    thanks BUNCHES for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

  8. WOW, love those blue tags. Thanks for sharing!

  9. My jaw is on the table with Jennifer's. Oh my goodness, the embossed bird almost made me drool. Amazing work you're doing, Jan. I love that you went back to revisit all the thinking inking videos. There is so much goodness there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.


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