Sunday, February 24, 2019

Wendy Vecchi Stamp, Die, and Stencil Storage Binder

Hello everyone! Every year after Creativation, the Crafty Cave overflows with new goods launched at the show, and once I've organized I can finally play. This week, I've surrounded myself with some new goods from Ranger and Wendy Vecchi...delightful new product (yay more flowers!) and finally some dies!  Wendy has come out with a collection of value packs that contain acrylic stamps with coordinating dies and stencils, so I needed to figure out a way to store them. And with the a little help from Sizzix, here's what I came up with, plus it's functional Art!
Sizzix has all sorts of sizes of excellent quality storage envelopes for dies, so I used the 6 7/8 x 5 inch size to store Wendy's sets. I punched a hole in the corner, and added the label from the package so I know the name and product number for reference. They fit perfectly in Wendy's Stencil Binder. You can see my other binder in the upper left corner that I use to store all her stencils.
To decorate the binder I started out by using White Gesso to cover the surfaces so colors pop better.
I used the scalloped circle to ink in a sunrise using Wendy's Blendable Dye Inks. However, the Gesso made the surface so slick for these water based inks, and it didn't want to stick like I wanted to, but I had another plan that you will see below.
I inked in the sky with the inks, using sticky notes to separate the sky from the land. I also stamped in Wendy's new Register Background Stamp using her Archival. Then I rubbed on some Perfect Card Adhesive over the sun to keep that ink in place.
For the grass area, I inked over it with the Dye Inks and stamped over it with the Tiny Floral Background Stamp in Archival.
I added Wendy's new Washi Tape to the bottom and between the sky and grass. I inked the edges of the binders with Jet Black Archival. To make sure the rest of the ink didn't move I sealed the binders with Workable Fixatif...that was the trick and worked perfectly, as well as gave a nice sheen. I stamped the tree from the Art From Home stamp set from Wendy and Stamper's Anonymous using Fern Green Archival, but it just wasn't dark enough for me, so I stamped it again using Tim's Distress Paints, over and over again until I liked it. I painted in the branches and trunks.
I inked over the house from her coordinating  Mat Minis, using the Dye Ink, and went around the windows with a white pen. I added white vellum to the back for the windows, and filled them in with Glossy Accents. I made steps...sort of...with more washi tape, and added shadows with a black pen. Then I added on the fence pieces. I LOVE all her Mat Minis!
I used three of the new sets of Stamps, Dies, and Stencils for the flowers in the pots, die cutting them from Perfect Cardstock and inked and stamped them in. I added more embellishment with the pens, Perfect Adhesive, and Enamel Accents to finish it off.

Supplies: (Support Your Brick and Mortar Stores!!!)
(Scissors, Hole Punch, Craft Sheet, White Paint Brush, Sticky Notes, Washi Tape)
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stamp, Die, Stencil Set: A Million Thanks, Country Flowers, Flower Pot, Flowers Say It All
-Sizzix Storage Envelopes: 6 7/8 x 5 inches
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Art Parts: Stencil Binder
-Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gesso: White
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye Ink: Buttercup, Sunflower, Orange Blossom, Red Geranium, Bluebird, Thistle, Peat Moss, Fern Green, Watering Can
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool with Several Foams
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Card Adhesive
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp: Register, Tiny Floral
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Forget Me Not, Fern Green
-Ranger Wonder Tape: 1/4 Inch
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Washi Tape: #1, #2
-Ranger Glossy Accents
-Krylon Workable Fixatif
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set: Art From Home
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Walnut Stain
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis: Art From Home Coordinates, Picket Fences, Tiny Stars
-White Vellum
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White, Black
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Pale Ochre
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Cardstock Panels: White
-Ranger Detail Blending Tool
-Ranger Foam Tape: White
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents: Leaf Green

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate all of you!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. So beautiful and so functional!

  2. I am loving this Anita! It is a wonderful idea for storing Wendy's new stamp sets and one I am definitely going to try. I really love the steps you created with the Washi tape and the whole scene is just so lovely... the picket fence really draws the eye in to the scene. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Functional art is always a favorite and this is wonderful! I love the scene you’ve created, it really highlights Wendy’s images! Such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing! xx

  4. This is so perfectly prim! You are not going to believe this, but I found when I was digging through the linen closet the other day. I really need to make it as it would be such a great way to store the dies I use all the time. Thanks for sharing your process...and for the inspiration to put this great tool to use! xo

  5. Such a heartwarming scene - and a perfect place to store the dies. Lovely playtime with your new goodies. And no, I didn't really think an NYC trip would be on the cards - another time, another place maybe...

  6. Wow x this is such a stunning scene Anita x I love the house and background but the picket fence and flower pots are my favourites x x
    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie xx

  7. This is really fabulous Anita, and I love all the dies and stencils you have used. Hugs, Valerie


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