Friday, July 03, 2020

Wendy Vecchi Ranger Artist Spotlight Project

Can you believe I'm back so soon?!! I realized I hadn't posted my project from Ranger's Artist Spotlight from Creativation (or even a single Creativation post :-/) this year, using all Wendy Vecchi goodies...YIKES!!! I am so sorry Wendy! It was truly AN HONOR to be asked by Wendy to make something for the show...I wanted to make her proud. She has been an incredible friend and mentor to me for years, and I love her so. So this is what I came up with. Warning...this is a super long post. Also, you can see all the other wonderful Artist's projects here. Enjoy!
I gathered all the supplies for the project, that I thought I would need.
...But then I had another idea, so I grabbed more goodies.
I began by painting all the Art Part surfaces from Wendy and Stamper's Anonymous with white gesso, and then inking the sides with Jet Black Archival and Tree Branch Archival from Ranger on portions of the surfaces.
I used sticky notes to mask off areas that I didn't want stamped, and then stamped Wendy's Fancy Foliage Background Stamp onto the top and bottom scrolls using Jet Black. I practiced on the back first and then did the front.
Using her Bricks stencil and Tree Branch Archival, I stenciled in the bricks (except left the middle blank as it would be covered up) over the surface and then poured on a mixture of Black, Frosted Crystal, Tree Branch, Watering Can Embossing Powders, for a nice brick look. Then I heat embossed the powder. Of course I practiced on the back first, and then did the front.
I stamped the Old Wood Floor image in Tree Branch onto the frame that will go around the door.
For the door, I used the inside of the frame, and inked over the whole piece with Jet Black and then poured on  Black Embossing Powder. I heat embossed it to get a gorgeous shiny and opaque door. I will add the Idea-ology Hinges from Tim Holtz and the Blossom Bucket star knob later, but I got them ready.
I stamped over the scalloped Mat Minis with the Country Gingham Background stamp to use for trims. I also added foam tape behind the door frame so I had more depth for the parts behind the door.
Using the bird and heart Mat Minis, I inked over them...the bird with Blendable Dye Inks and the hearts in Archival. I heat embossed the hearts with a mixture of Red Geranium and Carnation Red powders. I stamped over the bird with the coordinating stamp.
I inked a Bingo Number Piece from Tim, with Jet Black and heat embossed with Black Powder. Then I started to adhere all the pieces onto the Large Flourish Frame base.
Using Wendy's Perfect White Cardstock, I trimmed the pieces to fit on the back of the door and the inside of the frame, and had extra for die cuts. I placed the pads of Leaf Green, Sunflower, and Carnation Red directly onto the craft sheet, and then misted the ink with 91% Rubbing Alcohol. Then I swiped the pieces of cardstock through the wet inks to get a gorgeous marbled effect with the ink. I let these dry.
I cut pieces for die cutting, added Washi Tape to the label piece, and after die cutting, I stamped the coordinating images from Merci onto the die cut pieces. I stamped the sentiment from Mix and Match Art as well, and trimmed around it. These will all be for the front of the door.
From the Bravo set I stamped and die cut six of the large flower pieces onto the extra inked background. I cut out the middles of five of them, three to be used for the front of the door, and two for the inside.
For the flower for the inside, I added Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to a craft sheet and misted water of it to create a paint. I painted this over the flower pieces for a little shine.
I stamped the flowers and leaves over the pieces for the inside of the door randomly. I added Washi Tape to the bottoms as well. Then I stamped and stenciled in the words.I used Fern Green and Sunflower Liquid Pearls directly from the tube to add even more to the flowers. Then I layered the big flower together for the hand. I lightly inked over the hand with Tree Branch.
I added a hinge to the hand (I used a little Matte Medium to reinforce the hinges.), and used a trims to make it a bit thicker for the hinge. I also added trims to the top and bottom of the door. Then I finally added the door to the frame, and added a little more Liquid Pearls to the pieces on the front of the door.

(Craft Sheet, Small and Detail Paintbrushes, Sticky Notes, Heat Tool, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Craft Pick,
 Die Cut Machine, Stamping Block, Hammer, Tiny Nails)
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Art Parts: Large Flourish Frames
-Ranger Multi Matte Medium
-Ranger Dina Wakley Media: White Gesso
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Tree Branch, Sunflower, Leaf Green, Carnation Red, Fern Green
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp: Fancy Foliage, Old Wood Floor, Country Gingham
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stencils For Art: Mini Bricks
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder: Tree Branch, Watering Can, Red Geranium, Carnation Red
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Frosted Crystal, Black
-Ranger Embossing Storage Jar 1 oz.
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis: Scallop Borders, Heart and Hands, Birds and Their Houses
-Ranger Adhesive Foam: Black, Clear
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp It Stencil It: Put A Bird On It
-Wendy Vecchi Blossom Buckets Mini Star Knob
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Hinges, Game Pieces
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Cardstock: White Panels
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer: Rubbing Alcohol, Water
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Washi Tape: Assortment 2
-Ranger Fude Ball Pen: Black
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stamp, Die, and Stencil Set: Merci and More, Bravo
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Stamp Set: Mix and Match Art
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye Ink: Carnation Red, Sunflower
-Ranger Detail Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Make Art Perfect Card Adhesive
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Liquid Pearls: Carnation Red, Sunflower, Prickly Pear

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and a huge thanks to you Wendy! I'm working on another project, so I hope to be back soon. Until then...I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. What an exquisitely beautiful work of detailed art.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  2. Beautiful piece of work! I always love your clean, detailed works of art.

  3. Great piece, inspired by the great WV!

  4. I spotted your fabulous work (once I saw Wendy’s Ranger Artist Spotlight), right away, Anita! This was positively a delight to look at! Gosh darn, I am going to miss trying to catch up with you, out at Carolyn’s. If you’re ever in the Chicagoland area (shoot, let’s just say Illinois!), I really hope you’ll give me a shout! ♥️

  5. What a beautiful creation using Wendy's products x I adore all the details and techniques used x So kind to share x
    I hope you and yours are keeping safe and send huge hugs as always xx
    Annie xx

  6. Wow!!! A really fabulous project!!! I've been doing some cleaning, organizing, etc of my crafty stuff and just told myself the other day that I really need to be using my Art Parts. I have so many!!!!


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