Hello friends, I am so excited to share my RANGER COLOR CHART with you today that I created for the Penny Black Blog. Jenyfur asked us to create "anything but, a card" so this is what I came up with.
If you scroll down you will see a photo of all my inks, daubers and my OLD color charts. What I love about this new color chart is:
1. I can see how the colors look distressed (on the small labels)
2. I can see how the colors look inked (I used a text stamp on the label)
3. I can see how the colors look fully colored (the butterfly wings)
I also added white dots (with a gel pen) before I used the distress ink so they take on the color of the inks.
If you click here you can download a PDF file to print labels for your inks.
This canvas measures 9x12 inches.
These butterflies were the perfect image to get the job done and I love how it looks on my wall.
Using daubers for small areas makes your life soooo much easier. If you make it to the end of this post you will notice I organized my daubers too. The dauber organizer I purchased from my favorite store Angela's Happy Stamper !
This is how I started with lots of butterflies. They traveled all the way to Aruba with us for some family time. If you break down a large project into smaller ones it's easy to get the task completed and to enjoy the process. (There are 33 distressed butterflies)
I used a small "Labels 8" to show the text stamping and the distressing on the edges. I did ONE color grouping at a time. Start by writing the ink colors first, then start stamping and distressing. I suggest you begin with the lighter colors first and don't forget to clean your craft mat after each color so you don't have any mixing of colors.
As I finished each grouping I displayed them on the bottom of a tray or a cookie sheet so I could plan how I wanted them to layout on my canvas. (As I complete each color I lined up my daubers by color.)
My wall is blue so I decided to use a beautiful orange for the background. Claudine Hellmuth's studio paint is like butter and comes in gorgeous colors. The best part is the paint covers so well I only needed one coat of paint.
To glue your labels and butterflies glossy accents is a must.
Please email me if you have any questions. As always thank you so much for popping by! Hugs, Kathy
Supplies:just click on the links to see them larger