greetings from new jersey! that’s right, i’m still in new jersey posting this month’s tag direct from ranger headquarters where i’m working away on new product development for the upcoming cha-summer show in july. even though i’ve been out of the studio for the past two weeks, the 12 tags of 2013 must go on, so i’ve been a busy guy. i’m excited to share this new technique using one of my latest idea-ology products (remnant rubs) and combing them with the wonders of distress. these versatile rubons can be used on so many surfaces including paper, photos, wood, metal, plastic, glass, even canvas and burlap perfect for mixed media projects. today’s technique showcases one of my favorite features of these rubs, the random collage of imagery – see for yourself just how creatively versatile these rubs are. here we go…
supplies: remnant rubs, distress stain/picked raspberry/broken china/wild honey/evergreen bough, distress ink/rusty hinge/walnut stain, archival ink/jet black, alcohol ink/lake mist, ink tool, heat tool, craft sheet, 1/8″ wonder tape, #8 manila tags, sanding grip, crinkle ribbon, enameled tags, film strip ribbon, word bands, mini fasteners, texture hammer, craft pick, scissors, stamps/classic favorites
step 7: this is the effect you should have – the rubs resist the inks! (don’t worry if you haven’t covered the entire tag with color at this point). lightly mist inks with water to begin blending colors.
cool technique right? i love the looks you get by using the rubs as specific imagery, or simply for random background effects which makes them a very useful creative tool. i think once you try this technique for yourself, you’ll be amazed at the simplicity of creating this complex looking effect. i can’t wait to see what creations you share this month using this new remnant rub resist technique – have fun…t!m
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