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Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh

October 20th, 2014

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Ranger Ink welcomes guest designer Michelle McCosh to the blog today.  Michelle shares a great tutorials for a fall themed canvas that is perfect for your fall decor.  She also shares a great tip for customizing your Texture Paste.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Supplies:

  • Surfaces: Tim Holt Burlap Panel; Kraft Core Cardstock – Nostalgic Collection; chipboard
  • Mediums: Dina Wakley Gesso; Texture Paste; Glossy Accents
  • Archival Reinkers: Tree Branch, Potting Soil
  • Archival Ink: Orange Blossom, Tree Branch, Potting Soil
  • Distress Paint:  Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Ripe Persimmon
  • Perfect Pearls Mist: Perfect Pearl
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Pumpkin Parts, Ribbon Flag, and Honeycomb
  • Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz Texture Fade Collage & Notebook
  • Embellishments: Tim Holtz Chitchat Sticker, Jute;
  • Stencils: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- Doily
  • Stamps:  Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous
  • Tools: Sanding Grip,  Palette Knife, Tonic Paper Distress Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Adhesive: Ranger Foam Tape

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Using the palette knife spread gesso onto the center of your canvas and let dry.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Die cut the Pumpkin using chipboard, cover with gesso and dry.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Shake the distress paint (Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Ripe Persimmon) and dab some onto your non stick craft sheet, spritz with water.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Press and smear the chipboard through the paint mixture.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Dry with heat tool and repeat until you are satisfied with the color.  The stalk of the pumpkin gets colored with walnut stain distress paint.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Use the mini ink blending tool and tree branch archival ink to edge the individual pieces of the pumpkin. Assemble using foam tape in the centers of the chipboard.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Add glossy accents to the edges of the pumpkin pieces and hold down till the glue grabs.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Using your finger add Potting Soil Archival ink over the pumpkin to highlight some of the areas.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Put some texture paste onto your non stick craft sheet and add two drops of Tree Branch Archival Ink and one drop of Potting soil and mix thoroughly with the palette knife.

stencil and paste

Scrape the colored paste through the stencil.  Lift the stencil up and wash immediately.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Allow the paste to dry (about 5-10 minutes depending on the humidity) and dry brush some Antique Linen distress paint across the top of the texture paste.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Using Potting Soil ink stamp Be Thankful in the margin of a sheet of old music paper and cut out making a fish tail edge on the one side, distress the edges.  Use some Glossy Accents to adhere to the pumpkin.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Spritz Perfect Pearls spray onto the wheat and let dry.  Adhere to canvas when dry using Glossy accents.  Pop Pumpkin over the wheat using foam tape.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Cut three banner pieces and three hexagons from the kraft core cardstock and the hexagon & banner die.  Emboss the banners using texture fade and distress using the sanding grip.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Ink the edges of the chit chat stickers and pop up on the green hexagons and adhere them to the banners.  Fold over the edges of the banners and adhere to Jute String.  Glue the banner to the top of the canvas using Glossy Accents, attaching on the back of the canvas.

Be Thankful Canvas by Michelle McCosh | www.rangerink.com

Learn more about Michelle on her blog: Michelle McCosh.


Perfect Pearls Great Friend Card

August 17th, 2012

Perfect Pearls Friend Card

Happy Friday everyone! If you foresee some crafting in your upcoming weekend, you have to check out this Perfect Pearls Great Friend Card by Richele Christensen.

In this project you will use Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders to make this elegant butterfly themed card come to life. As always, we have a list of everything you will need along with easy to follow instructions available right here.

Project: Perfect Pearls Thinking of You Card

May 23rd, 2012

New on the Ranger Ink website: Richele Christensen shares with us a beautiful card featuring a bouquet of Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders.  Check out the full project instructions, only at rangerink.com!