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.
Ranger 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!
Entering 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…
- Surfaces: small glass vase or small glass jar
- Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Wendy Vecchi studio 490- spatter background stamp (WVBG017) or small spatter stamp from Faux Graniteware Starter Kit (WVGRST)
- Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (numbers and elements)
- Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink: Sky Blue, Potting Soil
- Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Embossing Powder: Sky Blue
- Ranger Pigment Ink: Glacier White
- Tools: Ranger Mini Blending Tool with foam, Non-stick Craft Sheet, Heat -it Craft Tool; Embossing Gun; Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rub Tool
- Misc: typing paper to catch excess embossing powder
Choose a small clear glass jar or vase.
Choose one color of Archival Ink and the coordinating embossing powder.
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.
Use the embossing gun to melt the embossing powder.
Allow 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.
To 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.
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.
Continue adding Potting Soil to the rest of the vase. DO NOT DRY.
Use the unmounted spatter stamp with Glacier White to stamp over the vase & dry with the Heat-It tool.
Choose remnant rubs and add to the vase with the Remnant Rub Tool.
IGNORE that red heart! I decided not to use it…lol.
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 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.