Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks


Hey Everyone 😊

Today I have a variety of cards to share with you that I am going to need for some upcoming occasions. Of course with Mother's Day is just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to make a few more Mother's Day cards ready to go, plus it's my FIL's birthday today so I've got lots to share. 

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks and Studio Katia Products by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Recently I received some amazing products from Ranger to experiment and create with. These inks are the new Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye inks. They are ideal for creating backgrounds, stamping, and stenciling. They also sent me the detail blending tools and Wendy Vecchi's perfect Cardstock Cards and Panels already cut and ready to go.  I couldn't wait to try all these goodies out, and I must say I had lots of fun experimenting and getting all inky-fingered!  Most of the supplies, other than the Ranger product I used today come from Studio Katia. I will have supply links listed at the end of the post.

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks and Studio Katia Products by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For my first card, I used this very intricate Mandala Stencil and used the detail blending tool to blend out the inks from the center of the stencil outward. By using the little detail tool I was able to separate intricate design by using different colors along the stencil, I did blend a few colors together but I like the option and control that these tools gave me. Once the background was finished, I stamped out and die cut the Best mom Ever sentiment from the Best Ever set. Finished the card by adding some Clear Sparkling Crystals for some shine, and since they are clear these crystals take on the color of the background... love that!

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks and Studio Katia Products by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For this next card, I wanted to see how well these inks blended onto this perfect cardstock panel. Honestly, I think they blended very similarly to a distress ink on Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I haven't tried it out yet but feel that they may blend out even better onto some bristol smooth paper (which is my preferred paper for blending). So for this card, I used the Bluebird and the Fern inks and blended those out onto the card panel first. I then used a leafy stencil and blended the opposite color on top of the background color and I loved the mixed blend of colors I got.  Cut out the panel with the rectangle die and added it to the card base. This ink also stamps really crisp as you can see in the sentiment below. Keep in mind that this ink takes a little longer to dry, so you either need to heat set it or just set it aside to dry or it may smear. To finish this card I added some green and blue confetti from the Crytal Rainbow Confetti mix.

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks and Studio Katia Products by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

This next card and final card for today was really fun to make. I mounted this fairly large Spring Bouquet stamp on my stamping platform and then added 3 of the inks to the stamp (Red Geranium, Orange Blossom, and Sunflower). I then stamped the images a few times onto the panel and spritzed it with some water to give the lines a little bit of a watercolor-like blurred effect. Next, I added some messy water coloring to the images by diluting the ink and giving the image's color.  Once the flower panel was dry I fussy cut along the flower's edge. I then added the flowers to another panel that I had dripped some very diluted watercolor to using the same inks. Ran both the panels through the Sizzix using the large rectangle die, added them to the card base. I finished this card off with some sequins and a Mothers Day stamp from Spring Blossom.

Getting Inky with Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Blendable Dye Inks and Studio Katia Products by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

If you are looking for blendable inks that you can stamp and blend well with these new Wendy Vecchi Blendable Inks may be a great option for you. They are a great price point and I really like their size. They aren't as large as regular stamp pads but are way larger than the mini cubes and feel very comfortable in your hand. Plus if you are already a Wendy Vecchi fan and have her Archival inks these colors match up perfectly with those inks too.

Hope you were inspired by my cards today and my thoughts on these inks were helpful😊

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Supplies marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me.
MAKE ART DYE INK PAD 12 SET
MAKE ART DYE INK PAD 12 SET
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SSS
Ranger Wendy Vecchi RED GERANIUM
*Ranger Wendy Vecchi RED GERANIUM
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Wendy Vecchi ORANGE BLOSSOM
*Ranger Wendy Vecchi ORANGE BLOSSOM
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi SUNFLOWER
*Ranger Wendy Vecchi SUNFLOWER
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi FERN GREEN
*Ranger Wendy Vecchi FERN GREEN
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Wendy Vecchi BLUEBIRD
*Ranger Wendy Vecchi BLUEBIRD
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SSS | AMZ
WHITE PANELS Perfect Cardstock
*WHITE PANELS Perfect Cardstock
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SSS | AMZ
WHITE CARDS Perfect Cardstock
*WHITE CARDS Perfect Cardstock
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SSS | AMZ
Ranger Detail Blending Tools
*Ranger Detail Blending Tools
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Mandala Stencil
Mandala Stencil
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SSS | SK
Best Ever
Best Ever
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SSS | SK
Best Ever Dies
Best Ever Dies
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SSS | SK
Spring Bouquet Stamp
Spring Bouquet Stamp
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SSS | SK
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon Dies
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Dotted Patterns: Loops
Dotted Patterns: Loops
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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Crystal Rainbow Confetti
Crystal Rainbow Confetti
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SSS | SK
Studio Katia SPARKLING CRYSTALS MIX
Studio Katia SPARKLING CRYSTALS MIX
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Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
Studio Katia MAJESTIC Fusion Sequins
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Triangle Tray
Triangle Tray
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Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
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Hampton Art Stamp & Stencil Set, Occasions
Hampton Art Stamp & Stencil Set, Occasions
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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AMZ
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
3M Scotch 1/2-Inch Double-Sided Foam Tape
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Double Ended Jewel Picker
Double Ended Jewel Picker
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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