Sunday, January 27, 2019

Distress Oxide Painting

Happy Crafty Sunday! I had the opportunity to play with some of my distress oxides yesterday, and I did a technique that I have wanted to do a for a while but just never did... Distress Oxide water Painting. The pictures don't do justice but you can see the idea. I started by taking a 4.5"x5.5" piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock where I used my anti stick powder and went over the whole thing. Next I used the doily from the Kaisercraft "Ubud Dreams" stamp set and inked it with versamark and heat embossed with white powder. When that was done, I inked the whole panel heavily, with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink .

Once the panel was inked heavily over the stamped and embossed image, I took a paper towel and wiped away the excess ink off the white embossed image. Next I took my waterbrush and figured out where I wanted a lighter part of the stamped image and started to apply a lot of water in those areas. I used my heat gun to dry the water making those areas lighter in color. That is why it is so important to ink the panel heavily. 

This is a close up of the image when done with the waterbrush. If you look closely, you can see a lighter image just inside the stamp then a bit further in and towards the inside circle. You can really see the results better in person but I tried to capture it the best I could. It is really pretty! 

To finish off the card panel, I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle. Then, I actually messed up! Yes, I messed up. I decided to still show it because everyone makes mistakes and I was playing and sometimes it works and sometimes it flops. I wanted the sentiment to be subtle so I stamped it with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. You can see it but it is not very prominent at all. I decided to go with it and left it. I finished the card off with some clear rhinestone jewels.

And there you have it. A subtle but pretty way to use distress oxides. There is no right or wrong way to using these inks and the possibilities are endless. There are so many techniques and ways to use these versatile inks. I encourage you to check out youtube for some videos on other techniques! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Love Story Add-On Blog Hop

Welcome Rosies to the January "Love Story" Blog Hop. This month's hop will Run from today, January 14th- Friday, January 18th at 12pm.
If you are not familiar with blog hops, it’s fun and easy way to see what the Rosie Design Team is creating! Simply click on the first name in the list below to visit our Design Team. Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!
And to make it more fun there is a chance for you to win a $15 WRC Gift Card just for hopping along with us and leaving a comment at each stop along the way!
The Hop will run all week until Friday, January 18th at 12pm EST. Once the hop has closed, we will randomly pick a winner of someone who has commented all along the way, who will be announced on the 19th right here on the WRC blog!
And as an added bonus, do you want your work to be featured on our blog when we announce our hop winner. Share your White Rose Crafts projects over on our Facebook Gallery, and you might just be a featured project right here!
Now onto the our Hop...
Have you seen our January "Love Story" Subscription Kit? There are only a few left in stock, so don't miss out on a chance to own your own bit of Festive Winter Elegance. But did you know that with each of our kits, there is always an Kit Add-On section of the Store that compliments your Monthly Subscription Kit? And did you know you can get anything in that January Kit Add-On section for 10% off using the code Add-Ons 10!!!
Today our design team is playing around with the vast array of crafting supplies you can find in the January Kit Add-On. So prepare yourself for all the fun and the very cool line up of projects our team has prepared for you.
And when you get done hopping come back to White Rose Crafts Blog and let us know which add on you would be most excited to play with.

For my project today I used Your Next Stamp set called Love and Smiles. I also used a 3x3 plaid square of Core'dinations Core Basic Patterned Paper Pink Plaid behind the stamp. I inked the outside of my regular white card base with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I finished the card off with Bubblegum Ice sequins from the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle blends

Be sure to follow through all the hop!

Friday, January 4, 2019

The first sketch challenge of the year!

Since it is the first of the month (let alone the New Year) we are excited to announce that there is a brand new sketch challenge up and running.  

Pop on over to our to our Facebook Gallery  and share what you are creating with us.   Show us what you think this sketch means.  

Create a card, a scrapbook layout, a tag, mix media project,  or even a piece of altered art.   Just show us how the sketch inspired you. 

You might just win a $15 WRC gift vulture.  (minimum of 3 entires needed for prize to be awarded).
Just get crafting with with White Rose Crafts products and share your creation with us.  Minimum 3 entries per person.

For my take on this challenge I used the BoBunny Little Wonders  6x6 paper pack for the papers and the matching Forest Friends acrylic stamps for the bunny and the tree. I used a Kelly Creates sentiment stamp for the wish. I finished the card off with some bling (after all who doesn't love bling), using the Doodle Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mix in Very Merry from the December Subscription Kit. I love how fun sketches are and how easy they jumpstart the creating process! 

Please be sure to join us and show off your take of this fun sketch! Who knows, you might just end up being the winner and gift certificates are ALWAYS fun to spend!!