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Faux Graniteware on Glass with Wendy Vecchi (plus a giveaway!)

Win it on Wednesday! Join Ranger Signature Artist Wendy Vecchi for a tutorial on Faux Graniteware on Glass and enter to win a set of her NEW Archival Ink and Embossing Powders.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comRanger Signature Artist Wendy Vecchi joins us today with a tutorial demonstrating her Faux Graniteware technique on glass. Recently at CHA Wendy debuted three new colors of Archival Inks and Embossing Powders to her signature collection.

We are excited to tell you during the month of February you can Win it on Wednesday!  You may have noticed that Wednesday is THE day to visit the Ranger Ink blog to learn with our amazing and talented Signature Designers. To celebrate how fabulous Wednesdays are, we are hosting giveaways every Wednesday in February.  Today we are excited to share a set of Wendy’s three new colors of Archival Inks and Embossing Powders with three lucky winners!

Wendy Vecchi GiveawayEntering is so easy, simply click on the different entry options on the entry form at the bottom of this tutorial. Each option you choose is a separate entry.  You can enter as many ways as you would like.  If you already follow or subscribe to one of the options, click it, you have an automatic entry!  We will select 3 winners to receive a set of the 3 new Archival Inks and Embossing Powders from Wendy Vecchi’s Signature Collection.  Entries close at midnight (cst) February 10, 2015.

But first, enjoy this tutorial from Wendy…

Supplies:

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comChoose a small clear glass jar or vase.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Choose one color of Archival Ink and the coordinating embossing powder.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Use the mini blending tool to add archival ink to a portion of the vase (just tap it on), then sprinkle with the embossing powder while the ink is wet.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Use the embossing gun to melt the embossing powder.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comAllow the glass to cool before proceeding. Heated glass gets HOT.
Continue adding archival ink to the vase & adding embossing powder. Heat the powder to melt. Continue to cover the vase. I did this in 3 sections.

Add a second layer of archival ink, then embossing powder (if desired) to create a smoother finish. This is optional..sometimes I do, sometimes not.
Allow the glass to cool completely.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comTo create an aged effect, use Potting Soil on a blending tool to add ink in random areas, starting at the top.

DO NOT DRY the Potting Soil ink. The Glacier White will absorb some of the Potting Soil and make it less stark.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comFaux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Use the unmounted spatter stamp with Glacier White to add dots to the top of the vase as shown. Dry with the Heat-It tool.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comContinue adding Potting Soil to the rest of the vase. DO NOT DRY.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comUse the unmounted spatter stamp with Glacier White to stamp over the vase & dry with the Heat-It tool.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.comChoose remnant rubs and add to the vase with the Remnant Rub Tool.

IGNORE that red heart! I decided not to use it…lol.

Faux Graniteware on Glass by Wendy Vecchi | www.rangerink.com
Here’s the completed vase all ready for some fresh flowers. (IMG 2905) & (IMG 2909)

  • THINGS TO NOTE:
    If it can “take the heat” it CAN be embossed. This technique can be used on multiple surfaces including bare wood, glass, metal, art parts, Magic Matboard, die cuts, Grungeboard, cardstock, manila tags, chipboard and more.
  • This technique is a great way to transform a discarded glass jar or simple vase. Repurposing and giving a new life to older items is fun.
  • ALWAYS use archival ink for this technique, especially when using metal, wood or glass. The archival ink bonds the embossing powder to the surface. Embossing inks will not work.
  • An unmounted stamp works well and can easily conform to the shape of your surface.
    Since the vase is glass and the embossing powder is waterproof, this makes a great usable vase for fresh flowers. ***Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!*** and then there’s Mother’s Day. Be ready!
  • Vintage graniteware comes in many colors, so the sky is the limit for color choices.
    This makes a great gift and can be color customized to coordinate with any decor.
    Check your stash for metal embellishments and change them to coordinate with your project.

TRUST ME…try this technique just once and you’ll be on the lookout for things that can “take the heat”!

Wendy 

Wendy VecchiWendy Vecchi is a Signature Artist for Ranger Ink.  Her designer series archival inks and embossing powders take inspiration for a vintage country garden color palette.  Wendy also designs a line of stamps, stencils, Art Parts, and Clearly for Art with Stamper’s Anonymous.  You can learn more about Wendy on her blog Studio 490 Art.  View upcoming classes and events with Wendy on our events page and see more projects featuring Wendy‘s collection on our Wendy Vecchi Pinterest board.

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550 thoughts on “Faux Graniteware on Glass with Wendy Vecchi (plus a giveaway!)

  1. I can’t believe I have to pick 1 color! That’s pretty impossible LOL But the Buttercup just is so gorgeous & bright. I can see that looking gorgeous on some mixed media projects. I’m very new to this type of thing, but dying to learn with excitement!!

  2. I love anything blue…so I would have to say that sky blue is my favorite of the new colors but I love how you call the buttercup color “suck it up” buttercup

  3. Have to try this, it makes looking at inking and embossing at a whole new level, just AMAZING!!

  4. What yummy colors. I think that the Tea Rose is my favorite, although it is hard to choose.

  5. wow! great colors i’m loving the archival inks like never before thanks to Wendy , she is an AMAZING teacher with a fab personality oh and the new colors of embossing powders YUM!!!

  6. With such lovely colours and an amazing technique I’m just going to have to break into my pension – I actually do really NEED these!! He! he!

  7. Such a fabulous technique – I have a good collection of old jars to try this on. Blue is my favorite color so I love Wendy’s new Sky Blue ink & EP.

  8. I would love to win ,need to get back into doing my crafts,it keeps me sane lol.

  9. I love Buttercup! It’s bright and happy, it inspires me to get back into the craft room every day.

  10. Wow great tutorial can’t wait to give it a try. Just thinking of all the things I can alter in this way. You are an inspiration Wendy vecchi

  11. I seriously need this! I have trouble between need/want. This would be awesome to win! Crossing my fingers here. So yummy!

  12. Today my favorite color is Sky Blue. Ask me tomorrow & it might be Tea Rose or Buttercup! I can’t imagine a color I wouldn’t like using this fabulous technique. Wendy, you rock!

  13. Love your Arcival inks Wendy- they are the best for stamping on fabric and then using water colors. I wouldn’t use anything else! Thanks for all the great new colors!

  14. I seriously need this! I have trouble between need/want. I love them all.This would be awesome to win! Crossing my fingers here. So yummy!

  15. I just LOVE all these new colors. There will be no choice of favorites because I can’t possibly decide!!! You did it again Wendy!!!!! You aren’t favorite designer because you are so creative and make everything approachable!!!! Not to mention sweet as can be.

  16. These colours go so well together – I just get the feeling of coastlines. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  17. I am loving this idea and would love to try it soon for some storage in my work room – a great way to decorate and repurpose containers that normally would end up in the recycling!