I was so super thrilled to be invited by Ranger Ink to participate in their Designer's Challenge for CHA. For each show they select a product and send it to a group of designers and then send them the same materials. Each designer creates a project which is featured at the show. I have long admired this feature at the show so being invited to participate was a thrilling moment for me.
For this show, the featured product was the new Confections collection of Perfect Pearls. Each designer received the same wooden from, the new Perfect Pearls colors, Sticky Back Canvas, and a few other assorted Ranger goodies. I decided to cover my frame with vintage book paper. I used Multi Medium to decoupage the paper onto the frame. After it was dry, I misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist. I used a ink blending tool to brush Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet) to the piece of Sticky Back Canvas to create a soft pink background fabric. Once the ink was dry I misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist to add shimmer. I added quilt batting behind the canvas to give it a puffy look, like a french memo board.
I stamped an image on a piece of blank book paper. I used a Perfect Medium Pen to add an ink base and then brushed on Perfect Pearls to add color to the image. I layered the piece of book paper onto a vintage photo folder. I used a Tim Holtz Game Spinner folded in half as large clip along the side.
I added a bit of water to a a small amount of Perfect Pearls to create a watercolor paint. I applied it to the lady's dress in a vintage photo. It is very slight but you can see that there is a slight blue tint to her dress. I liked that it was very subtle, which reminded me of a faded vintage colorized photo. I used Perfect Pearls Mist to mist some Tim Holtz Trimmings.
I added a vintage silver metal piece that I salvaged off of the front of a vintage photo album. I added Perfect Pearls to the metal by adding some powder to the felt on an ink applicator tool. I added alcohol ink (Shell Pink) over the Perfect Pearls and then dabbed the combination onto the metal. The ink helps bind the Perfect Pearls to the metal. Not only does it add a great shimmer to the metal, it also adds an interesting texture.
I used the same technique to add color and shimmer to two Clearly for Art die cut flowers. I also dabbed the same combination on the pearl tip of a stick pin. I added the pin to the center of two layers of flowers (Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die) which I then heated and shaped into a cup shaped flower.
I again created watercolor paints using water and Perfect Pearls to paint in color to a vintage photo album page.
I used Perfect Medium to stamp a design onto the vintage photo folder and brushed the stamped image with Perfect Pearls. I love the soft subtle effect of the stamped image. I think it adds a great touch to the vintage folder. As a finishing touch, each element was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Tomorrow I will share my first ever scrapbook page to be displayed at CHA! See you tomorrow!